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Experience

  • Senior Product Developmet Engineer Ranovus Inc. · Full-time Aug 2021 – Present 2 yrs 9 mos Ottawa, ON, Canada • Subject Matter expert in thermal and mechanical FEA simulations for opto-electronic devices and components
    • Responsible for product configuration management and maintenance of BOM, including product planning for transfer
    of complex R&D projects through to production
    • Act as a mentor/informal trainer to junior engineers and technicians
    • Design of alignment stations, defining the jigging and tooling requirements for manufacturing of integrated photonics and co-packaged electronics-optics
    • Finite Element modeling and simulation using ANSYS for optimizing the design and process parameters with an aim reduce the testing time and effort
    • Process development and optimization involving epoxy dispense, wire bonding, flip chip, fiber alignment and attach, lens attach, laser alignment and integration etc.
    • Translation of product requirements into mechanical specifications and creating build standards for new products
    • Component and assembly level design including precision optical mounts, kinematic mounting, vacuum design, thermal
    management, tooling design, ruggedization, serviceability, and adherence to MIL-spec.
    • Assure product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished goods and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
    • Prepare & provide training to contract manufacturing production personnel at Ranovus and/or CM.
    • Support for R&D Alpha/Beta builds, lead NPI roll-out, and support mass production post GA
  • Opto Mechanical Engineer Allegiant 3D Inc · Self-employed Oct 2020 – Present 3 yrs 7 mos Montreal, QC, Canada • Responsible for package and product risk assessment. mitigation plans, and establishing best known processes methodology to ensure robust package quality, reliability, cost, and manufacturability
    • Interfaced and efficiently negotiated across engineering teams to balance performance needs, schedule commitment, trade-offs, and constraints to product cost and performance
    • Coordinated with process engineers, and contract manufacturers to ensure manufacturability and process flow
    • Reliability evaluation of optical and laser packages used in Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Telecom, etc.
    • Performed fiber characterization studies to establish best practices for fiber mounting in microelectronic packages
    • Generated Mechanical-Thermal-Structural FEA models to optimize the performance of optical modules
    • Ruggedized and athermal design of thermal expansion sensitive opto-mechanical and laser packages
    • Generated FEA process model for optical fiber sealing with and without metallization for hermetic packages
    • Designed and developed fiber optic inspection equipment according to the TIA standards
    • Developed designs of components for thermal, shock, structural, form/fit, and function requirements
  • Mechanical Engineer ADVA · Full-time May 2019 – Jul 2020 1 yrs 2 mos Ottawa, ON, Canada • Designed, developed, and integrated advanced electronic and optical transceivers, instruments, and components
    • Estimated the costs involved in procurement of raw material, equipment, and contractor pricing to develop various test stations, jigs, and fixtures for ensuring productivity, quality, reliability of final product
    • Performed characterization studies to determine critical areas of improvement in the process development
    • Conducted FEA and CFD on a variety of optical transceivers modules to study the behavior in a virtual environment
    • Designed and developed the alignment and positioning system essential for optical module (IC-TROSA) assembly by using 3D mechanical CAD tools, kept as a Trade Secret
    • Developed numerous Pickup/Drop-off tools using metal machining, die casting, and sheet metal for manipulation of small sized optical and electronic components to be used in production and assembly lines
    • Developed processes and documented the procedures for epoxy/adhesive application and UV curing technique for product packaging by using statistical process control, experimentation, and Lean manufacturing principles

Education

  • University of Ottawa MEng, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, A 2018 – 2020

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Dassault system May 2021 – Present See credential