Stephen Epstein


A full time position for the modeling, designing and optimization of multiphysics systems.


Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics, May 2013

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science and Mechanics, May 2012

Minor in Mathematics, May 2012

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg VA, 24060

GPA: 3.75

Relevant Coursework:


Vibration and Control


Finite Element Analysis


Fluid Mechanics I, II, & III

Dynamics I, II

Solid Mechanics

Continuum Mechanics

Mechanics Behavior of Materials

Related Experience:


Research Fellowship at the National Institute for Standards and Technologies

Gaithersburg, Maryland May 2012- August 2012

  • Designed a 10 MHz optomechanical nanoresonator for atomic force microscopy
  • Constructed three dimensional models of nanostrucutres using L-edit and Coventorware
  • Performed finite element analysis on nanostructures using coventorware
  • Performed modal analysis and mechanical analysis
  • Used parabolic and gold section search optimization to design a nanoresonator with high sensitivity and fast acquisition speed

Engineering Intern for Danaher Kollmorgen

Radford, Virginia May 2011 - August 2011

  • Performed vibration testing and spectral analysis using a shaker, accelerometer, and DAQ
  • Performed thermal testing of different bearing greases using thermistors and DAQ system
  • Performed mechanical testing of engineering adhesives using a torque transducer and created a MATLAB program to perform data analysis
  • Coded a program in PHP to analyze text based repair logs and perform frequency analysis
  • Participated in multiple Kaizen events to move and reconfigure production cells
  • Participated in a 5S event where we improved the usability of a motor lab

Application Engineer for Digestive Disorder and Associates

Annapolis, Maryland June 2010 - December 2010

  • Coded and tested patient and payment portals built off the codeigniter framework
  • Created a custom content management system using PHP and MYSQL
  • Created a secure gateway which extended the Tank Authentication library
  • Conducted on site training and security workshops
  • Created automated backups by coding a php script initialed by a cron job

Assistant Project Engineer for Ulliman Schutte

Washington, DC May 2009 - August 2009

  • Reviewed, and submitted service manuals and training manuals for water pumps
  • Performed operational demonstration of diffusers, sluice and slide gates and pumps
  • Oversaw safety of night concrete crews
  • Performed monthly fire inspections by check fire extinguishers
  • Ordered, logged, and arranged shipment of supplies and equipment
  • Managed small tool repairs for rotary hammers

Computer Skills:

MATLAB, C++, LabVIEW, Autodesk Inventor, ADINA, Coventorware, L-edit, LayoutEditor, PHP, SQL, Photoshop, Access

Honors and Activities:


Dean’s List with Distinction (Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012)

IT Chair for NanoVT and ScaleUp!