Professional Statement

VT Graduation I am pursuing my masters in engineering mechanics with a focus in dynamics, vibrations and control at Virginia Tech located in Blacksburg, Virginia. My interests lie primarily in the modeling, the designing and the optimization of multiphysics systems. I graduated with my bachelors of science in engineering science and mechanics with a minor in mathematics from Virginia Tech in May 2012. I am expecting to graduate with my masters in engineering mechanics in May 2013.

My masters research is focused on the modeling, the design, and the optimization of cavity optomechanical sensors for atomic force microscopy. My masters advisor is Doctor Mark Paul in the mechanical engineering depart at Virginia Tech. The research is being done in collaboration with Doctor Vladimir Aksyuk at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Subpictogram cavity optomechanical sensors are advantageous because they can exhibit improved bandwidth and sensitivity of measurement techniques such as atomic force microscopy.

My professional experience includes a research fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland from May 2012 through August 2012. I also held internships with Danaher - Kollmorgen from May 2011 through August 2011, and Ulliman Schutte. Throughout my various experiences, I have learned how to gain physical insight into complex multiphyiscs problems, work in multidisciplinary teams and the importance of strong company culture.