Photos of my research on high-performance MEMS gyroscopes showing various stages of production:
U.S. citizen having the unrestricted right to work in United States.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering (Expected Fall, 2017)
Research Advisor: Professor Khalil Najafi
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering (May 2012)
Winner of Cornell’s ECE Poster Competition – 3rd Prize
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Bachelor of Science, Microelectronic Engineering, Communications Concentration (May 2010)
K. Najafi, T. Nagourney, and J. Cho, “Three Dimensional Microstructures and Fabrication Process,” U.S. Patent 14/985,859, Filed December 31, 2015.
National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Applied 2012, 2013
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Research Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2/13–9/13
Consultant, Future Technologies Team, Bright Source Industries Israel, Jerusalem, Israel 1/11–7/11
Research Assistant, Team Galt, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 9/10–12/10
Co-Op Employee, Team Galt, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 11/09–2/10
Co-Op Employee, Display Technologies Group, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY 1/08–8/08
Orthotic and Prosthetic Technician, U of M Orthotics and Prosthetics Clinic, Ann Arbor, MI 6/04–8/07
Interpersonal and Communication
Extensive public speaking and teamwork experience. Meaningful contributions to several research groups. Primary resource for research publication review and editing in Najafi research group.
Lithography, Ion Implant, Diffusion, Sputtering, Evaporation, CVD, Dry Etch, Wet Etch, CMP.
Design and Simulation Software
FEM – COMSOL Multiphysics.
CAD – SolidWorks.
Circuit – Design and simulation using Cadence OrCAD Capture, PSpice, MATLAB SimElectronics, TINA-TI.
Semiconductor – Process simulation using Silvaco’s ATHENA TCAD interactive tools.
Layout – Microprocessor layout using Cadence Design Systems.
PCB – Design and layout using PCB123 and ExpressPCB.
Windows & Apple software and hardware use and troubleshooting; repaired and upgraded Windows/Mac computers, built Windows computers. Regular work with Apple, Windows, and Linux operating systems.
Data Analysis Software
MATLAB, MiniTab, JMP, Microsoft Office Productivity Applications.
Hardware and Tool Experience
Many years of experience with a multitude of power and hand tools on large, small, and micro scale, including welding, soldering, and wire bonding. Honed ability for troubleshooting and repairing a vast array of mechanical and electronic devices. Self-taught skills developed by years of automobile maintenance and repair.
Master of Engineering – Cornell University
Doctorate of Philosophy – University of Michigan
Understanding and contributing to the development of advanced technology, developing innovative solutions for challenging problems, meeting and collaborating with new people, travel, rock climbing, soccer, slack-lining, hiking, camping, photography, travel – 43 of the 50 U.S. States, Israel, Jordan, India.