B.S. 1993, M.S. 1997
I began my engineering career as an Honors Co-Op student working at Nordskog Industries Inc. in 1990. Following my graduation from CSUN, I had relatively short stops at The Southern California Gas Company, Hughes Aircraft Company, and TRW. During the first years at these companies, I had the opportunity to work on such exciting projects as The Longbow Missile System utilized on the Apache Helicopter and Earth Observing Satellite for NASA.
In 1998, I joined Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne Inc. (formerly Rocketdyne Division of Boeing) as a Member of Technical Staff. In this capacity I have contributed to design activities on such programs as: The RS-68 engine of the Delta IV Launch Vehicle; Power Transfer Unit (PTU) for the International Space Station; Airborne Tactical Laser (ATL), and currently lead efforts on the Model Based Enterprise (MBE) at Rocketdyne.
While working in industry, I have continued my association with the College of Engineering and Computer Science at CSUN as a Part-Time faculty member since 1997. Both the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the full time faculty members have given me the wonderful opportunity to teach the next generation of engineers and share with them what I learned at CSUN coupled with my real life experiences as an engineer. The knowledge I gained from my professors at CSUN, together with my strong desire for continuous learning has given me wonderful opportunities throughout these years.
Besides working and teaching at CSUN, I enjoy spending time with my family. My wonderful wife Caroline (also a CSUN Alumni) and I just celebrated out 9th anniversary. We have been blessed with two great sons Edwin and Alexander who keep us very busy and fully entertained 100% of the time.