AdvR, Inc                                                                                                   November 2020 – Current

Senior Research Scientist

  • Principle Investigator of Phase I and Phase II SBIR/STTR programs.
  • Lead scientist of quantum measurement lab.
  • Technical lead for optical setups for testing, automated data collection, and equipment use.
  • Taught and encouraged others to use Python to enable more complicated and/or time consuming testing and for presenting data.

Montana State University                                                                 August 2018 – November 2020

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

  • Built two imaging and electronic/optical feedback systems, one analog with photodiodes and active filtering and the other with high-speed-camera imaging and digital filtering.
  • Designed, assembled, tested, and used printed circuit boards for a split-photodiode detector, analog-to-digital converters, and digital-to-analog converters.
  • Programmed microcontroller and Python drivers for control of custom electronics and data acquisition, Python scripts for data analysis.
  • Assembled and modified optical tables containing lasers, acousto-optic and electro-optic modulators, cameras, photodiode detectors, and single photon counting modules.

University of Pittsburgh                                                                       August 2012 – August 2018

Graduate Student Researcher

  • Programmed software suite that performed pulsed and continuous-wave optically detected magnetic resonance, precisely controlling timing of microwave transmission, laser illumination, and data acquisition.
  • Designed custom hardware using FreeCAD and Inventor for mechanical support of experimental apparatus and adapters for mounting optical components.

Seegrid Corporation                                                                                        November 2011 – June 2012

Test Engineer

  • Generated and executed test plans for vision and odometer-based hardware and software on robotic forklifts as part of a small team, on-site and in the field.
  • Collaborated with design engineers and scientists to test in-progress changes and prototypes.

Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC.                                                      June 2006 – June 2011

Test Engineer (Senior)

  • Performed hardware integration testing on electrical safety systems for nuclear plants.
  • Trained contract personnel and directed teams of technicians during testing.
  • Reviewed hardware documentation for consistency across functional units and communicated with design team to implement revisions.
  • Authored test specifications and procedures.

Software Engineer:                                                                         

  • Created data driven applications using the Visual Basic, C#, and Java languages.
  • Authored and reviewed all aspects of computer software documentation.
  • Performed maintenance on programs written in C, C++, Fortran, Java, VBA, C#, and VB.
  • Interfaced with internal customers for requirement gathering and software support.