Experience

United States Air Force

  • Controls and Subsystems for Propulsion Systems Intern – Summer 2021

As an intern for the Air Force, I worked in Controls and Subsystems as a part of the Propulsion Directorate. During this time, I learned in-depth about several engine platforms from GE, and Pratt & Whitney. With this knowledge, I delivered a MATLAB script designed to optimize PID controller gains for the Convergent Nozzle Actuation System (CNAS) on the F100-PW-229 turbofan engine. This deliverable was broken into two parts, one part that generates optimized controller gains based on unity feedback for an input plant function, and another part that generates a plant function for a given system based on input geometry and performance requirements. The system modeler incorporates geometry requirements and gas dynamics into plant generation using the 1D generalized flow equations, and then the gain-generator optimizes PID gains for the required gain and phase margins of the generated plant system. In addition to this deliverable, I also delivered a Simulink model of the F110-GE-129 fuel metering control logic. In conjunction with appropriate cycle data, this model will allow for digital engineering analysis of both primary and secondary fuel consumption to further optimize FADEC calibrations.

Carrier Corporation - United Technologies

  • New Product Development Intern – Summer 2019

Through an Internship with Carrier, I owned a clause of the 2024 IEC Safety Standard, and I overhauled the engineering building’s inventory system.

I successfully wrote a succinct and effective Standard Work for my clause of the IEC standard, and I implemented an inventory management solution that cost the company $22,000, but will save ~$36,000 annually.

Purdue IEEE Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) Team

  • Mechanical Head – Summer 2020 to Summer 2021
  • Tools Team Lead – Summer 2019 to Spring 2020
  • Tools Team Member – Fall 2018 to Spring 2019

As a 3rd-year member of the team, I led the development, manufacturing, and implementation of all mechanical systems for the ROV ahead of the MATE international competition.

My role also focused on the education of new members, including training in CAD, CAM, Engineering Design, Designing for Manufacturing, and CNC Machining. I trained the new mechanical members in these various fields, and helped them to find innovative and effective solutions to our design challenges.

ROV "Triton" (X13)

Technical Skills

Computer-Aided Design

Solidworks and Catia

Programming

MATLAB, C-99, and C++ (via Arduino IDE)

System Modeling

NI LabVIEW, MATLAB Simulink, LTspice, and Cameo SysML

Design for Manufacturing

Experienced in designing and optimizing electromechanical systems for Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing methods

CNC and Manual Machining

Experienced in the setup and operation of CNC and manual machines, such as Lathes (including live-tooling), Mills, and Gantry Routers

3D Printing

FFF Printing on Ender 5 with PrusaSlicer
SLA Printing on Egloo Mars with ChiTuBox

Computer-Aided Manufacturing

Fusion 360 for CNC Lathe, Mill, and Gantry Router operation

Videography and Video Editing

PowerDirector Video-Editing Software

Honors and Awards

Dean's List and Semester Honors

Semesters 1 and 2, and Semesters 1 and 6, respectively.

MVP of the Senate

(Spring 2018) As a member of the Residential Housing Association Senate, I was the senator voted as the 2017-2018 MVP of the year by my fellow senators.

The Bronze Pin

(Spring 2018, 2019) This is the Residential Housing Association's highest individual honor, awarded by the president to providers of exceptional leadership and direction to their campus communities.

Wind Ensemble Outstanding Member Award

(Fall 2020) This award is given each semester based on outstanding musical excellence and commitment to the Purdue Wind Ensemble.

The Lillian & R.B. Stewart Award for Musical Excellence

(Spring 2021) This award is given based off musical excellence and musical contribution to the Purdue Bands and Orchestras Program.

Best BGR Beacon

(Fall 2018) My beacon was selected as the "Best Beacon" out of over 500 Team Leaders for the 25th annual Boiler Gold Rush Orientation at Purdue University.

Most Spirited BGR TL

(Fall 2018) I was selected as the "Most Spirited Team Leader" from my Hall Team for the 25th annual Boiler Gold Rush Orientation at Purdue University.

Alpha Lambda Delta Member

(Inducted Spring 2018) I am a member of the Freshman Honor Society Alpha Lambda Delta.

On-Campus Involvement

IEEE Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) Team

Fall 2018 - Fall 2021
The IEEE ROV team is an inter-disciplinary team that builds an underwater robot to compete in the annual MATE international competition. Every year, the team starts nearly from scratch as the competition creates new challenges and requirements each year.

Residential Housing Association

Fall 2017 - Spring 2019
As a member of the Residential Housing Association, I have served both as a Hall Club Representative and as an Executive Board Member. Both positions have allowed me to influence campus life at a high level, improving the lives of 14,000 residents at Purdue University, through legislation, campus programming, and meetings with department heads.

Purdue Dining Advisory Board

Fall 2017 - Spring 2019
As a 2-year board member, I have helped provide input, feedback, and recommendations that have positively impacted the dining experience for the 40,000 students of Purdue University.

Purdue Bands and Orchestras

Fall 2017 - Fall 2021
I have performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wind Ensemble, the Percussion Ensemble, and the Commencement Band.

Boiler Gold Rush

Spring 2018 - Fall 2018
As a "Team Leader" for Boiler Gold Rush, I underwent weeks of training in order to receive 18 first-year Purdue students and acclimate them to campus. Throughout orientation week, I led these students, built a bond with them, and facilitated activities that ranged from basic activities, like getting to know campus, to more complex ones, such as discussions on Purdue's commitment to freedom of expression, and what it means to be open and accepting of beliefs that are different from your own.