Expert in Model, Simulation, Stress, Fracture, polymers, Image Analysis, Image, Process, Aerospace, Surfaces
Expert ID: 732178 Utah, USA
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Salt Lake City, Utah - Provo, Utah - Sandy, Utah - Orem, Utah - Ogden, Utah - West Jordan, Utah - Layton, Utah - Pocatello, Idaho
|Year: 1991||Degree: Ph.D||Subject: Mechanics and Materials Engineering||Institution: Texas A&M University|
|Years: 2011 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Owner||Department:||Responsibilities: Conceived, Developed a deployable hybrid 3D printed aperture for optical communications. US Patent Pending|
|Years: 2010 to 2011||Employer: Melior Innovations||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Provided consulting services for a Houston Based Materials and Oil/Gas Company|
|Years: 2009 to 2010||Employer: Advanced Sterilization Products(J&J division)||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Provided support in the selection of materials for new product development. Provided process multi-variant response surface modeling of spore lethality feasibility surface as a function of temperature, solution concentration, and cycle time. Developed component reliability schematic and experimental design for executing reliability studies. Worked with vendors to down-select feasible materials
|Years: 2007 to 2008||Employer: Alexza Pharmaceuticals||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Provided support to manufacturing engineers in the modeling and optimization of processes to minimize outgassing and leaching residual monomers and photo-initiators during the manufacturing process. Provided technical support and counsel to quality and analytical surfaces develop a root cause analysis of outgassing materials
|Years: 2015 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Lead Image Analyst Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Performed re-tasking simulation of weather satellite for feasibility of detecting of IR sources on Earth using DIRSIG. Used 3D modeling tools (e.g., Blender) and Aerothermal data on ICBM plumes to construct a scene with a launching ICBM. Then analyzed the ability of an EO-IR sensor to detect the plume from LEO using the weather satellite’s sensor system. Demonstrated use of spectral reflectance for semi-quantitative remote sensing using inexpensive RGB sensors. Presently developing algorithms for Geospatial Science's Group for Booz Allen Hamilton. Algorithms include image processing, Image segmentation, feature detection, feature extraction. Successfully implemented several feature extraction tools to imagery including Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT), K-means, and optimized image processing for support vector machine (SVM) learning using Histogram Oriented Gradients feature extraction. Use of principal components analysis (PCA) and regression statistics for segmentation metrics. Successfully trained support vector machine (SVM) using Histogram Oriented Gradient of vehicles to recognize differences between sedan, truck and SUV. Developed user friendly GUI for Matlab Image Processing. Image processing tools include OpenCV, Python 2.7.9 and 3.4 with Qt4, GDAL, and Visual Studio and Linux C++ feature extraction.
|Years: 2007 to 2015||Employer: ATK Space Systems Division||Title: Staff Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Consultant to the US Government –Army SETA -Engineering services work for Allegany Ballistics Laboratory –finite element analysis Virtual Crack Closure Technique (VCCT) on composites delamination issue on Hellfire missile. Developed the use of fractal optics for use in small spacecraft radiometry. Used Zemax OpticsStudio physical optics to verify focus of Fractal optics. Served as the System Engineering and Integration Lead for GEO-1 and GEO-2 part of the Space Based Infrared Satellite System (SBIRS) missile early warning system at Los Angles Air Force Base. Develop and integrated a sophisticated modeling and simulation capability enabling the complete modeling and simulation of a mission from Scene generation in CAD and physics based material properties to quantifying radiances at the sensor aperture.
|Years: 2002 to 2006||Employer: ITT Spcae Systems Division||Title: Senior Staff Systems Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Lead systems engineer in Specialty Engineering organization. Technical leader, mentored and taught approximately 10 Ph.D., MS and BS chemists, engineers and physicists. EO/IR Programs included Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), VIIRS, NextView, WorldView, E262, E270, E200, E350. Classified and special access programs. Derived, qualified and implemented a particle shedding analysis designed to predict accumulation of particles on critical optical surfaces from neighboring surfaces during vibration (launch). Published Optical Engineering. Authored Requirements Verification Matrix to ensure requirements were met.
Fields of Expertise
block polymer, block polymer synthesis, engineering plastic property, hydrophilic polymer, infrared polymer curing, liquid crystal thermoplastic polymer, medical polymer sterilization, organic polymer, papermaking polymer, phenol-formaldehyde water-soluble resin, plastic cleaning, plastic failure, plastic physical property, plastic stress analysis, polymer, polymer adhesive, polymer chemistry, polymer coating material, polymer crystallinity, polymer degradation