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Biomedical Engineering

Chapel Hill, NC
March 27, 2018

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Nicholas Hall

Chapel Hill, NC *****



University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC Anticipated May 2018

B.S., Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering, Joint Department of BME at UNC and NC State

Intellectual Property in Progress for Innovative Physical Therapy Device & Oxygen Regulation Device

Work Experience

Prosthetic & Orthotics Department, UNC Hospital Jan 2018 –Present

3D Printing & Mechanical Construction Intern

Consulting prosthetists on 3D printing/scanning, design, and production using CAD software

Assisting in the creation of multiple prosthetic inserts and devices

Department of Environmental Engineering, UNC Chapel Hill May 2017–Present

Undergraduate Researcher: Reverse Osmosis Membranes

Fabricating thin film composites and nanocomposites for reverse osmosis purposes

Using boron spectrophotometric analysis and mass spectrometry to test water samples

Chicle Language Institute Jan 2018 – Present

Japanese Language Teacher/Translator

Composing lesson plans for each student’s needs and teaching them to be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking Japanese in one on one instruction and in large groups effectively

Translating real time conversations between multiple clients

Project Experience

Ultrasound Transducer Orthotic Jan 2018

Used 3D scanning and CAD software to create a model of patient’s body for a custom orthotic

Used flexural and fatigue testing for different materials (ABS, Nylon, Resin, PLA, and more) to test ideal choice

Cross Flow Motor and Pump System Creation Nov 2017

Reused parts to build a motor and attached it to a pump to create a water crossflow system with membrane cells

Troubleshot the created system and maintained optimal performance of all system devices including all motors, cells, pumps, temperature control units, and internal wiring

Touch Sensor and Display Interactive Grip Strength Physical Therapy Device May 2017 – Aug 2017

Used Arduino and compiler to create and code a touch screen interface with an LCD display

Soldered a circuit board using force sensitive resistors to display quantitative values for finger strength

Used stepper motors to actuate fingers through therapeutic motions to retain muscle tone

Multifunction Motorized Wheelchair Aug 2016 – Dec 2016

Designed and created rack and pinion gears using milling and 3D printing techniques

Wired multiple motors and coded a microchip to drive designed parts allowing the wheelchair to move omnidirectionally and transform into users needed position

Performed validation testing on finished product model of integrated chair system and control interface

Motorized Bicep Therapy Device Aug 2016 –Dec 2016

Conducted market research and stakeholder analysis for novel physical therapy device

Created a circuit board integrated with an accelerometer in order to monitor bicep movement during elbow flexion

Used varying microchips in circuit boards in order to create a LED signal to inform user of errors in movement


Fluent in Japanese, C++, C, MATLAB, Java, LabVIEW, Mathematica, Arduino, Processing, Microsoft Office

Able to use SolidWorks, NI Multisim, EAGLE, MeshLab, Simplify 3D, Omega,

Digital/analog circuitry, Microcontrollers, Rapid prototyping, Model construction, Laser/wood cutting, Quality control, Motor maintenance, 3D printing, 3D scanning, Soldering, Blueprinting, Measure Model

EKG/EOG/EMG setup and analysis, Pulse Oximetry, Force transducer analysis, Ultrasound analysis/setup


Varsity Cheerleading for University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Led and organized 50+ members while balancing work, school, practices, competitions, philanthropy and games

Organized and participated in philanthropy events for over 100 companies and organizations

Performed and spoke in front of a 50,000-person audience frequently

Shadowing at University of North Carolina Hospitals

Shadowed within the Cardiology, Gastrointestinal, NICU, and PT department at UNC hospitals

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