Ph.D Electrical Engineering, 2011
Since graduating in Aug 2011 I first spent a semester as a post-doc in Electrical Engineering where I was the lecturer for Electromagnetics and working with MCSI. Then I took a position at JDS Uniphase (now Lumentum) in Jan 2012 where I was a Sr. Optical Engineer and designed lithium niobite optical modulators (100 Gb/s, 400 GB/s) and phase modulators for fiber gyroscopes.During this time my work I produced 3 patents.After 18 months I moved into a Staff WaferFab Engineer role where I was in a production engineering role to improve yields for the devices I previously designed.I then moved back into R&D and was the technical lead for a 100 GB/s modulator for metro applications. I later moved to Coherent-Nufern where I was a Principal Engineer overseeing an optical components lab and managed 3 technicians. And finally, for the past two years I have been an Engineering Specialist at General Dynamics Electric Boat where I amworking on IR&D (Independent Research and Development), technology investigation, university outreach with NIUVT (National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology) and assisting companies with SBIR funding as it related to the US Navy’s nuclear submarine force.My time in MCSI was important as it allowed me to work with engineers from other fields which is something I’ve had to do since I entered industry.Working with ChemEs, MatSci, MechEs, Physics, technicians, etc.