MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Lexington, MA

Co-op – Group 73 (Energy Systems)
Jan 2018 – Aug 2018


Skills and Responsibilities

  • Site assessment planning and execution

  • Onsite personnel interviews and observation

  • MATLAB

    • Monte Carlo simulations

    • Size, weight, and power (SWaP) modeling

    • Solar panel modeling

    • Test data analysis

  • Prototype design, fabrication, and testing

    • Design reviews

    • Bill of materials (BOM) compilation

    • Nanogrid fabrication using standard bench equipment

    • Solar panel, inverter, and battery testing

  • AutoCAD

Projects

Installation Energy Resilience assessments

Installation Energy
Resilience Whitepaper

“DOD Installation Energy Resilience: An Industry Perspective”

Portable HA/DR
Nanogrid

Modular Aid and Power Pallet (MAPP) for humanitarian aid and disaster recovery (HA/DR)

TiePoint-bkm Engineering

Baltimore, MD

Electrical Designer
May 2016 – Jan 2018

Electrical Intern
Jun 2014 – May 2016


TiePoint-bkm Engineering is a mechanical/engineering/plumbing (MEP) engineering firm that specializes in the design and assessment of mission-critical data center facilities. I played a key role in leading the development of the firm’s power systems analysis program, which offers clients short-circuit analyses, protective device coordination studies, arc flash risk assessments, and harmonic analyses. In 2016, I attended an NFPA class to gain further proficiency with the National Electrical Code. I have been involved in every stage of the project lifecycle from proposal to closeout, and as such, I have participated in a myriad of projects. These include the replacement of a 2.5 MW N+N double-ended substation, commissioning of raised floor equipment for a newly-constructed 50,000-square foot data center, development of comprehensive switching procedures for various maintenance exercises, and serving as the lead electrical designer for an N to N+N UPS retrofit project. In doing so, I have accumulated hundreds of hours of field experience at mission-critical sites across the United States, as well as served as a mentor to other interns and engineers-in-training who have joined the firm.

Skills and Responsibilities

  • Mission-critical power system design and analysis

  • Equipment commissioning

    • Level 1: Factory witness testing

    • Level 2: Site acceptance inspection

    • Level 3: Pre-functional testing

    • Level 4: Functional performance testing

    • Level 5: Integrated system testing

  • Site surveys and assessments

  • Method of procedure (MOP) writing and execution

  • NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code)

    • Equipment sizing calculations

    • Design compliance review

  • NFPA 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace)

  • Electrical Transient and Analysis Program (ETAP)

    • Arc flash risk assessments

    • Short-circuit analyses

    • Harmonic analyses

  • AutoCAD

  • Revit

Projects

2.5 MW N+N Substation replacement

50,000 sqft. data center
commissioning

Power system analyses

N to N+N UPS Retrofit

6-system ups battery replacement

US Army Research Laboratory

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Rodman Materials Research Laboratory

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) Intern
Jun 2013 – Aug 2013


During my short summer internship at ARL, I conducted an independent research project under the Army’s Research and Development Command (RDECOM) to evaluate the efficacy of various adhesives and materials to be used for personnel shelters deployed with some of the Army’s air defense units. Some of my responsibilities also included assisting with a summer program for grade 5-8 students at ARL. This comprised teaching students about composite materials and demonstrating the differences in failure modes during stress testing based on variances in materials and fiber configurations.

Skills and Responsibilities

  • Composite material fabrication

  • Material tensile, fatigue, impact, and thermal testing

  • Adhesive testing

Projects

Materials Engineering Independent Project