Joby Aviation, Inc.
April 2012 — Present / Santa Cruz, California
Perform VTOL electric aircraft and propeller/rotor design.
Structure and Materials Group, Blue Origin, LLC
June 2009 — August 2009 / Kent, Washington
Designed and simulated a parachute cover jettison system for the crew capsule and designed, built, and tested an analog of the system. Performed data reduction on the test results to validate the simulation and improve the system.
NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division, NASA Ames Research Center
June 2008 — August 2008 / Mountain View, California
Developed and employed benchmark cases and regression testing tools for the Cart3D CFD package. Implemented improvements in geometry processing in the Cart3D code.
Department of Computer Science, Rice University
September 2007 — May 2008 / Houston, Texas
Created and analyzed dynamic mechanical system models for mechanical system analysis software under development.
NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program, Dryden Flight Research Center
June 2007 — August 2007 / Edwards, California
Performed systems engineering functions in preparation for flight tests of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy aircraft, such as modeling a control system in MATLAB, debugging controller software for this system, and creating test and software installation procedures.
June 2006 — August 2006 / Dortmund, Germany
Collected and processed dimensional data, redesigned bottle labeling machine components via CAD, digitized palette transportation system layouts, and translated between German and English.
Stanford University, Stanford, California
Engineer’s Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics, June 2012. Cumulative GPA: 3.79/4.00.
Advisor: Ilan Kroo. Thesis: Design of Quiet UAV Propellers.
M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, January 2010.
Rice University, Houston, Texas
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude, May 2008. GPA: 3.89/4.00. President's Honor Roll, 6 semesters.
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Exchange in the Mechanical Engineering program, fall 2006. Equivalent GPA: 3.88/4.00. Dean's List.
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Twelve hours of math courses from August 2002 to May 2004. GPA: 4.00/4.00.
C-TECH Networking Cabling Specialist, Cisco Certified Networking Associate, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+