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San Antonio, Texas, United States
Posted:
October 11, 2016

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NICHOLAS CALVO

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HIGHLIGHTS

MS (Thesis) & BS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – BIOMECHANICS

EXTENSIVE INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIC RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

UF GRADUATE SCHOOL FELLOW

BILINGUAL – ENGLISH & SPANISH

EDUCATION

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Master of Science (Thesis) in Mechanical Engineering, GPA 3.73/4.00 August 2016 Primary coursework in biomechanics/biomaterials and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, GPA 3.70/4.00 December 2013 Minor in Biomechanics specializing in Biodynamics and Biosolid Mechanics, GPA 4.00/4.00 AWARDS & FELLOWSHI PS

Graduate School Fellowship (GSF), University of Florida 2014 – 2016 Dean’s List August 2012 – May 2013

Florida Academic Scholar Award, University of Florida 2009 – 2013 EMPLOYMENT HI STORY

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., San Antonio, TX

Mechanical Engineering Contractor August 2016 – Present

Designed baffles for improved airflow and heat rejection in the Ima gio early breast cancer detection system

Modeled and micro-machined phantom molds for OA detection of cancer validation studies

Generated plethora of drawings and Solidworks support for components of the entire Imagio system RTI Surgical, Inc., Alachua, FL

Process Development Engineering Intern May 2012 – May 2014

Saved RTI $500,000 a year in calibration and rework costs by revision of graft Go-No Go gauge specification documents to caliper measurements

Updated and remodeled old AutoCAD drawings to SolidWorks 3-D part models and drawings

Designed novel fixtures to hold and implant processed allografts

Model allograft implant products to be simulated in EdgeCam for production University of Florida Department of Recreational Sports, Gainesville, FL Operations Supervisor August 2012 – May 2014

Operations Associate May 2011 – August 2012

Supervisor Team Captain: Tasked with training 30 new hires every semester and organizing team social events

Supervised up to 6 associate staff members and collaborated with up to 150 employees from various program areas while on shift to ensure a cohesive running of facilities and events

Managed, supervised, and liaised to members and guests of our 3 multimillion dollar facilities

Enforced facility policies and procedures, responded to injuries and delivered first aid care in accordance with our Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH PROJECTS

Gator Biomimetic Actuators & Integrated Technologies (GatorBAIT) Lab, Gainesville, FL Design/Testing of Biomimetic Systems for In Vitro Models – Dr. Chelsey Simmons May 2014 – August 2016

Designed and fabricated a micro vice for real -time imaging of dynamic cell culture actuation

Generated micro feature molds for silicone flexible culture constructs from silicon and polyacetal

Developed and improved a nondestructive imaging software to characterize mechanical metrics of beating heart cells in culture

Mentored 4 undergraduate students and 3 high school students in lab techniques and cell culture Orthopaedic Biomechanics Course Project, Gainesville, FL Method for Prevention of Ulcers During Large Animal Surgery – Dr. Scott Banks October 2015 – December 2015

Measured and modeled horse pressure distribution during surgery using Tekscan pressure sensing pad

Implemented a dynamic pneumatic mattress used for human surgeries to delocalize pressure concentrations

Designed a high pressure pump system to modify the mattress for large animal applications Florida Advanced Manufacturing & System Integration Laboratory, Gainesville, FL NICHOLAS CALVO PAGE 2

Precision Engineering/Machining of Medical Implants – Dr. Yong Huang and Brian Davis August 2011 – December 2013

Collected a literature survey report on evaluating corrosion resistance of medical implants and survey effects of residual stress on osseointegration

Modeled an imaging system to monitor and observe titanium machining process and chip formation TEACHING EXPERI ENCE

University of Florida Athletic Association (UAA), Gainesville, FL Engineering Content Tutor September 2014 – Present

Tutored up to 9 students a semester in multiple courses from a variety of engineering disciplines University of Florida Graduate Teachers Assistant (TA), Gainesville, FL Head Graduate TA - Dynamics - Dr. Roger Tran Son Tay January 2016 – May 2016

Managed the grading of 6 exams, 30 homework assignments, and 9 quizzes for a class of 83 students

Proctored exams and held 2 open office hour sessions a week to assist students with course materials University of Florida Undergraduate Teachers Assistant (TA), Gainesville, FL Undergraduate TA - Statics - Dr. Daniel Dickrell August 2011 – May 2012

Held 3 open office hour sessions a week to assist students with questions on course material/homework

Developed special exam review lesson plans to work through example problems with students PUBLI CATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Calvo NS. “Applications of Dynamic Cell Culture Systems Using Stretchable Silicone Constructs for In Vitro Models and Methods.” Graduate Thesis, August 2016.

Fang X., Poulsen R., Wang-Hu J., Shi O., Calvo N, Simmons C., Rivkees S., Wendler C. “Knockdown of DNA methyltransferase 3a alters gene expression and inhibits function of embryonic cardiomyocytes.” The Official Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal . 2016;(6):1-18.

Calvo NS, Simmons C, Jacobs A, McCarty K. “Non-destructive Passive Measurement of Cardiomyocyte Contraction Metrics Using Phase Contrast Image Analysis.” Podium Presentation, BMES 2015 Annual Meeting. 10/07/2015-10/10/2015. Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Calvo N, De La Pena A, Simmons C. “Dynamic Culture Systems for Biomimetic Stimulation of Cells and Tissues.” Poster Presentation, CTSI (Clinical and Translational Science Institute) Stem Cell Core Retreat. Monday, July 21st, 2014. BMS (Biomedical Sciences) Atrium, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. EXTRACURRI CULAR ACTI VI TES

Co-Founder & Liaison of UF ASME BioDesign Team January 2016 – August 2016

Managed 4 teams of 30 students designing and fabricating custom systems for medical applications

Promoted interdisciplinary collaboration of labs in the College of Medicine with engineering undergrads Mechancial & Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Council Member (MAE-GSC) September 2015 – August 2016

Coordinated and staffed graduate student recruiting week at the department and college level

Interviewed potential faculty hires for the department

Planned social events for the graduate students and for undergraduates interested in graduate school Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Student Safety Council Department Chair (MAE-SSC) May 2015 – August 2016

Hosted monthly safety seminars at the college level to promote safe lab practices

Created an annual lab clean out event to assist with disposal of expired or unused lab waste Institute of Cell and Tissue Science and Engineering (ICTSE) Graduate Advertising Chair December 2015 – August 2016 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) January 2011 – Present Golden Key International Honor Society October 2010 – Present Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) August 2014 – Present Men’s Glee Club January 2010 – May 2012

Men’s Rugby Football Club August 2009 – May 2012

State Champion’s, April 2010 & April 2011

Teamwork skills, time management, and community service (Blood Drives, Paint fences for abused horses) SPECI ALI ZED SKI LLS

Bilingual: English & Spanish

Programming Languages: MATLAB, LabVIEW, C++, Excel, & Arduino

Office Tools: MS Office and Open Office

Modeling Software: SolidWorks, AutoDesk Inventor, AutoCAD, & Adobe Illustrator

Standards: ASME (Y14, B4, & BPE), ASTM, ISO

Manufacturing Skills: Machining, welding, bending, printing, strain gauges, & DAQs

Formal Training: CPR/AED/First Aid Certified, Cell Culture Training (UF ICBR)



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