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Engineer Project

Los Angeles, CA
June 13, 2018

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Yu-Chuan Kuo

626-***-**** **** S Budlong Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90007


University of Southern California, GPA: 3.71/4.0 Los Angeles, CA

Master of Science in Materials Engineering 08/2016-05/2018

National Tsing Hua University, GPA: 3.43/4.3 Hsinchu, Taiwan

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering 09/2011-06/2015

Work Experiences

Evonik Performance Materials GmbH Darmstadt, Germany

Intern, R&D engineer 05/2017-08/2017

Developed synthesis of anionic polymerization of modified PMMA by designing chemical recipes and process of initiation, propagation, and termination

Determined successful factors by testing reactions with 5 catalysts under different temperatures

Established SOP of experiment, and state of the art with research results and reaction conditions

Shanghai Unitech Electronics Co., LTD. Shanghai, China

Intern, Industrial engineer 07/2012-08/2012

Coordinated 3 cross-functional members to optimize productive efficiency of PCB by improving over 5% defects of manufacturing site

Improved production line by leading 2 members to execute 5S SOP into PCB manufactory

Built files with evaluation of defects in order of importance and planned on-site examination

Academic experiences

Failure Analysis Project, USC Los Angeles, CA

Purpose: Analyzing fracture topography of PVC pipe 01/2017-05/2017

Designed fracture of PVC pipe by measurement, creating notches, and applying stresses of samples

Evaluated undesired factors of fracture by investigating porosity and composition of PVC pipe with X-ray scan, EDX, and FTIR spectrum

Analyzed results of fracture surfaces of PVC pipe via over 30 SEM and digital optical microscope images

Engineering Project Management, USC Los Angeles, CA

Purpose: Designing construction of day trading office 08/2016-01/2017

Generated project schedule by Work Breakdown Structure Analysis involving initiation, design, construction, testing, and closing of project within 4 month

Estimated completion of project on time with 90% confidence by AON, CMP and PERT analysis

Led 2 members to analyze costs in 5 stages of project and reduced budget by 10%

Process Design Project, NTHU Hsinchu, Taiwan

Purpose: Simulation of Startup Company with products of micro needle patch 09/2014-01/2015

Designed structure of micro needle patches for Influenza vaccine, insulin, and collagen with different shapes, sizes, materials, and enduring force

Created manufacturing process with 4 major steps involving mixing, coating, UV curing, and packaging

Organized 10 members to evaluate product under fully-developed aspects of marketing, R&D, manufacturing, and quality assurance with project book up to 300 pages

Undergraduate Research at Dr. Ta-Jo Liu’s Laboratory, NTHU Hsinchu, Taiwan

Purpose: Designing gas barrier film for protecting electronic product 09/2014-01/2015

Performed roll and blade coating on PET films with different weight concentrations of PVA/Glycerin solution

Inspected effect of blocking gas of PET films in different temperatures

Investigated uniformity of PET films by measuring distribution of thickness in PET films


Volunteer: International volunteer of organic farm in Hawaii; sales and marketing of organic food

International volunteer of hostel bar in Peru; promoting sales of alcohol

Language: English (High fluency), Mandarin (Native fluency), German (Basic)

Skill: MS Project, Aspen, FTIR, Fortran, C/C++, NMR, Unix, EDX, SEM, X-ray spectrometer, Unix, AutoCAD

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