Experience

University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI

Graduate Researcher, Microfluidics Laboratory
September 2017 - April 2019
  • Developed an iOS application to colorimetrically quantify phosphate levels based on measured RGB values
  • Created an infrared box with 850nm emitters in order to take advantage of the absorption peak in the Molybdenum Blue method. Imaged the box using a NoIR camera with a Raspberry Pi. RAW Bayer data was used to calibrate and measure different phosphate test strips
  • Built an online data center to interface with the colorimetry app. The data center could be used to easily collect phosphate measurements from various devices in various locations across Rhode Island
  • Developed a fluorescent paper-based phosphate test strip using Europeum spotted carbon nano dots. Constructed a UV-Vis box with an excitation wavelength of 370nm. Measured fluorescence based on RGB values

Porsche - Weissach, Germany

Electrical Powertrains and Transmissions R&D Intern
March - July 2017
  • Worked extensively in systems engineering projects utilizing MATLAB and Simulink
  • Varied projects in the areas of electrical powertrains, transmissions, and internal combustion engines
  • Gained experience working in a R&D environment of a major automotive company

TU Darmstadt - Darmstadt, Germany

Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Powertrains
October 2016 - February 2017
  • Performed data analysis using AVL Concerto
  • Took part in a project investigating the correlations between vehicle speed and the temperatures of several emission components
  • Exposure to a german spoken research environment

Toray Plastics - North Kingstown, RI

Lumirror Technical Intern
Summer 2014
  • Assigned projects ranging from data gathering to mechanical design
  • Worked on temperature control of plastics in the assembly line by the use of vortex cooling
  • Designed a cooling jacket for a temperature probe