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Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Posted:
March 14, 2019

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ELI VAN CLEVE

Phone: 949-***-**** Email: ac8sa0@r.postjobfree.com Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION

Ph. D. Physics, University of California, Irvine 2011 Advisor: Professor Peter Taborek

Dissertation Title: “Helium adsorption and wetting on intermediate binding substrates”

M.S. Physics, University of California, Irvine 2005

B.S. Physics, Carnegie Mellon University 2003 Advisor: Professor Robert Suter

EMPLOYMENT

Senior Researcher: Bionaut Labs inc; Los Angles, CA March 2018-Dec 2018

Worked on development of magnetic systems for navigation small robots, development of small robots for drug delivery, worked on invivo experiments and developed equipment for those experiments. (40 hrs/week)

Senior Scientist: Tribogenics Inc; Los Angeles, CA 2014-2017

Worked on E&M COMSOL simulations of the sources. Developed fundamental theories of operations of sources. Worked on and developed experiments to test hypothesis of function of the sources. Developed new source technologies. Managed people on projects.(40 hrs/week)

Visiting Scholar: University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA 2013 - present

Studied the formation and collapse of laser induced bubbles and the statics and dynamics of different geometries of granular materials. (5 hours/week)

Post-Doctoral Researcher: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Livermore, CA 2011 - 2013

Studied the phase diagram of hydrogen and deuterium adsorbed in silica and carbon aerogels in

support of the Laser Inertial Fusion Energy program, which is a part of the National Ignition Facility.(40 hrs/week)

Graduate Research Assistant: University of California, Irvine; Irvine, CA 2004 - 2011

Studied the 2D phase diagram of helium on lithium substrates from 4K – 0.5K.

Mentored graduate and undergraduate students in laboratory. (40 hrs/week)

Note: It is illegal in the state of California to ask an perspective employee previous salary, and as such I shall not diverge such information.

Skills

Excellent oral and written communication; highly organized; effective in interdisciplinary/team environments

Computer programs: Labview, Mathematica, Autocad, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Fortran, Comsol, Python, gmsh, getdp

Federal and state regulations regarding use of and disposal of chemicals and hazardous waste

Interfacing laboratory equipment with computers and analyzing scientific data

Machining and silver soldering

Experience with x-ray detectors and spectra analysis

Experience with charge measurements

Using Quartz Crystal Microbalances and other oscillators at cryogenic temperatures

Using Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers and Lock-in Amplifiers

Cryogenic measurements and manipulation of objects in cryogenic conditions

Laser detection techniques such as interferometry and ellipsometry

Novel optical work function measurements in cryogenic environments

Pulsed Laser Deposition, sputtering and thermal evaporation

Leak detection, vacuum technology, and laser detection technology

Modeling and modeling software such as Comsol

Working with hazardous chemicals, high pressure cylinders, and cryogenic liquids

Experiments using ion beams

Mass spectrometry

SELECTED PROJECTS

Built and ran COMSOL simulations of the device to predict energy and flux output

Worked on getdp and gmsh to run magnetic simulations

Worked on Python code to analyze data and generate models of spectra

Ran experiments to better understand the physics of the triboelectric effect

Designed and built a pulse tube closed cycle helium 3 cryostat with large optical access for laser ablation and ellipsometery for helium phase diagram experiments.

Designed and troubleshot the fluid systems within the cryostat

Designed and constructed a cryogenic pulsed laser deposition system which could be used to create any film in cryogenic conditions guaranteeing clean smooth films.

Designed and constructed ellipsometer for measurements of helium films with sublayer resolution.

Designed and worked with optical measurements such as interferometery.

Constructed a cryogenic pressure gauge using a high Q quartz tuning fork with frequencies varying from 32 kHz to 5 MHz.

Mentored and worked with other Ph.D. & Masters students on diverse projects ranging from friction to wetting.

Designed low temperature experiments requiring analysis of thermodynamic situations.

Designed many measurements using lasers such as transmission, reflection or interference.

Organized and ran a conference of the Society of Physics Students.

PUBLICATIONS

E. Van Cleve, S. O. Kucheyev, “Relaxation calorimeter for hydrogen thermoporometry”, Review of Scientific Instruments, 48, 053901 (2013)

E. Van Cleve, S. O. Kucheyev, “Crystallization of Hydrogen in Silica Aerogels” (in preparation)

S. O. Kucheyev, E. Van Cleve, M. A. Worsley “Freezing and melting of hydrogen confined in nanoporous silica” (in preparation)

E. Van Cleve, S. Charnvanichborikarn, S. O. Kucheyev, Journal of Physics D, “Controlling surface hydroxylation of nanoporous silica by ion bombardment”, 45, P45307 (2012)

J.C. Burton, E. Van Cleve, P. Taborek, Cryogenics, “A Continuous Optical 3He Cryostat With Pulse-Tube Pre-cooling.”, 51, p. 209 (2011)

E. Van Cleve, P. Taborek and J.E. Rutledge, J. Low Temp. Phys.,”Helium Adsorption on Lithium Subtrates”,

150, p. 1 (2008)

PRESENTATIONS

SPIE Conference, San Diego, CA – “A triboelectric closed loop band system for the generation of x-rays,” 2015

ESA annual meeting, Pomona, CA– “ Measurements of the effect of strain on contact electrification” 2015

ESA annual meeting, Notra Dame, IN – “ ATriboelectric X-ray Source” 2014

MRS April Meeting, San Francisco, CA – “Surface Composition of Nanoporous Silica under Ion Bombardment” 2012

APS March Meeting, Boston, MA – “Thermodynamic Phase Diagram of Hydrogen in Nanoporous Silica” 2012

University of California, Los Angeles - "Thermodynamic Phase Diagram of Hydrogen in Nanoporous Silica and Ion Beam Induced Modification of Silica Aerogels" 2012

Nonlinear Ion Dynamics, Van Nyes, CA - "Thermodynamic Phase Diagram of Hydrogen in Nanoporous Silica and Ion Beam Induced Modification of Silica Aerogels" 2012

MRS April Meeting, San Francisco, CA – “Surface Composition of Nanoporous Silica under Ion Bombardment” 2012

APS March Meeting, Boston, MA – “Thermodynamic Phase Diagram of Hydrogen in Nanoporous Silica” 2012

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fl - "2D Phase Diagram of Helium on an Intermediate Binding Substrate" 2011

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA - "2D Phase Diagram of Helium on an Intermediate Binding Substrate" 2011

University of California, Santa Barbara -"2D Phase Diagram of Helium on an Intermediate Binding Substrate" 2011

APS March Meeting, Baltimore, MD - “Cryogenic Pulsed Laser Deposition of Lithium for 4He Absorption Experiments” 2006

APS March Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA – “Phase diagram for helium films on lithium substrates.” 2009

APS March Meeting, New Orleans, LA – “Lithium 4He adsorption experiments performed below 1K” 2008

Cal He II meeting, University of Southern California - “Cryogenic Pulsed Laser Deposition of Lithium for 4He Absorption Experiments” 2006

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Regents Fellowship (2003 – 2004)

Carnegie Mellon Senior Leadership Award (2003)

Carnegie Mellon University Honors (2003)

Carnegie Mellon College Honors (2003)

Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society (2003)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

American Physical Society (1999 – present)

Member of UCI Associated Graduate Students (2007 – 2009)

Founding President of Carnegie Mellon Society of Physics St Students (2002 – 2003)



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