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Engineer Electrical

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
April 17, 2018

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Dennis P. Thompson

Electrical Engineer and Field Engineer with experience in Sales and the Rail Industry. Background includes working with relays to control the open and close mechanism of the doors on the trains for WMATA, troubleshooting faults for rail cars, utilizing digital tools and PTU software to analyze data and resolve issues and creating reports as needed. Experience working directly with the customers to provide technical information.


NI Multisim• LTSpice • Advance Design System (ADS) • MATLAB• Microsoft Office • Hypergeometric Optimization of Motif EnRichment (HOMER) •X-ray Diffraction • Programming C++ • Electro-Optics 3A Lasers • System Advisor Model (SAM)•LabView


Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Morgan State University, 2016


October 2017 to January 2018

Inspire, Towson, MD

Sales Representative

Reach out to customers and discuss available options to use renewable energy, specifically wind power.

Provide technical information to customers regarding lower monthly rates and renewable energy.

Responsible for communicating options for wind power to at least 80 home owners per day.

Participate in daily meetings to discuss lessons learned and develop best practices to increase sales.

October 2016 to February 2017

Kawasaki Rail Cars Inc, Greenbelt, MD

Field Engineer

Troubleshoot, analyze data, and devise solutions to correct electrical and mechanical faults for the new 7000 Series Rail Cars.

Collaborate with vendors to implement solutions

Energize and deenergize relays to control the breaks, doors, and propulsion system.

Troubleshoot faults using various digital tools provided by the company including dewetrons and digital multimeters.

Utilize WMATA’s Portable Test Unit software to analyze data generated from the Event Recorder, within the train consist.

Document the system level specification necessary for selling each train.

April 2014 to September 2016

Morgan State University - Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Baltimore, MD

Research Engineer

Use 5V relays to power on a LED for a clap circuit that uses sound energy converted to electrical energy using op amp, logic gates, and D-FlipFlop.

Using systems approach to better inform students and staff of current events within the department using Microsoft PowerPoint to control the department’s monitor, saving the department thousands of dollars.

Manage the calendar for the entire Engineering Department (ECE, CE, and IE).

Design the brochures for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Construct an electronic light detecting car using sensors, photo resistors, logic gates, and MOSFETs.

June 2009 to August 2010

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton NY

Laboratory Researcher (Summer Intern)

Study the ferromagnetic properties of various materials using the Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect

Construct and operate the Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect device using LabView.

Assemble the Photoelastic Modulator (PEM)-100 Controller.

Operate and regulate the Class 3A laser.


Build hybrid systems to control kitchen appliances including refrigerators and toasters

Build a battery charger using solar energy generated from solar panels.

Build an amplifier circuit using MOSFET’s and BJT’s


Exceptional Service Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering 2016

Baltimore Gas & Electric Substation Tour 2015

Selected speaker at Brookhaven National Laboratory 2010

NASA Tour (Goddard Space Flight Center) 2010


Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2015

Caribbean Student Association (CSA) 2013

Student Government Association (SGA) 2010

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