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May 2001 - August 2003
Research Assistant
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Blacksburg, VA
Worked with a team of engineers and industrial designers to develop a museum exhibit highlighting automotive technology. Was responsible for the design of an autonomous mobile robot. Developed controller designs for use by the mobile robot. Designed and integrated control hardware and software.

June 1998 - June 2000
Electrical Engineer
Optigain, Inc.; Peacedale, RI
Designed and prototyped laser and temperature control circuitry for use in erbium doped fiber amplifiers and amplified spontaneous emission sources. Was responsible for PCB design. Integrated designs into full-scale production.

May 1996 - June 1998
Student Technical Assistant
Naval Undersea Warfare Center; Newport, RI
Assisted in the administration of a Windows NT network with approximately 100 users. Provided on-site technical support. Was responsible for troubleshooting and repairing department computers, printers, and fax machines. Upgraded computer software as necessary.

Visiting Appointments
August 2008
Visiting Researcher
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Virginia Tech; Blacksburg, VA