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Engineering Engineer

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
October 18, 2016

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Michael Walorny

Toronto, ON - 716.***.****

Willing to relocate: Anywhere


Test Engineer (Specialty Optical Fiber)

Nufern - East Granby, CT - June 2014 to May 2016

● Mechanical Reliability Model.

First author of SPIE LASE paper on mechanical reliability presented at Photonics West.

Developed additional product and manufacturer specific mechanical reliability model, more involved than that in SPIE paper, which can be evaluated for multiple failure modes, dynamic conditions, and odd waveguide geometry. (Weibull, power-law, lifetime, MTTF, handling and deployment stress, life-cycle analysis LCA)

● Test Production Support.

Automated characterization/testing of optical fiber with FOTP compliant data analysis algorithms via Matlab code with automatic SQL database upload and PDF report generation.

Supported test production with Gauge R&R and SPC.

● SQL Database Design.

Designed and developed SQL database for production test data. Wrote code to automate ASCII parsing and database upload making data instantly available to R&D.

● Engineering Problem Solving Approach. (Root Cause Analysis, RCA)

Discrepancy between similar test benches prompted literature search to obtain numerical algorithm used to compare similar test methods. Benches used in R&D process development.

RCA revealed stepper-motor slippage of test bench. Temporarily altered SOP to minimize error via frequent zeroing since relatively small measurement error acceptable.

Used optics and physics fundamental knowledge to determine the source of discrepancy which highlighted need for minor configuration change in a production test bench.

Determined source of discrepancy between three similar test benches. Have identified simple FOTP compliant SOP which can report the absorption coefficient dependence of angle of insertion

(via variable aperture), fiber length (via progressive cutback), and wavelength making results independent of insertion profile of FUT light source.

● Test Bench Validation.

Quality and validation approach of sample test data via confidence testing. Determine if sample came from parent population.

● Test Bench Development.

Developed two test benches: loss measurement and end face geometry. (attenuation, cutoff, LabView, vision system, CAD illumination ring, OP-Amp circuit)

Mentored two college students in modular design approach and control experiments in development of test bench.

M.Sc. Student Project

University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK - September 2010 to September 2013

● Coursework included: Optical Electronics and Imaging Science, Random Variables in Engineering Systems.

● Fundamental research in characterizing electrical properties of an amorphous semiconductor. Research impacted industry.

● First author of Journal of Applied Physics (JAP) paper based on M.Sc. project findings.

● Under supervision of a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair and recognized as excellent researcher as shown in reference.

● Achieved 15% improvement through developing signal processing algorithm processed in Matlab.

● Automated equipment sequencing, data acquisition, data analysis allowing for 24h continuous automated experiments via Matlab code.

Engineering Consultant

McMaster University - Hamilton, ON - March 2010 to September 2010

● Investigated solar industry market and conducted patent research in support of research fund proposal.

● Compiled technical data for new academic program website. Research Assistant

McMaster University - Hamilton, ON - June 2008 to April 2009

● Self directed development and construction of proof of concept model of touch sensing digital dashboard involving optics and engineering principles.

● Project supported student entrepreneur for his company Digital Dash in implementing a proof of concept demonstration model for International Trucks. The inventor's patent was later acquired by Apple Computer.

B.Eng. Student Work

McMaster University - Hamilton, ON - April 2009

● Areas of study: Photonics, Semiconductor Devices, Nuclear, Nano and Micro-Device Engineering.

● Coursework: Semiconductor Junction Devices, Lasers and Electro-Optics, Advanced Applications of Quantum Mechanics, and Principles of Nuclear Engineering, Advanced Physics Calculus, Numerical Methods.

● Built autonomous navigation system utilizing tilt-compensated digital compass in final year design project. EDUCATION

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK

2010 to 2013

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Engineering Physics McMaster University - Hamilton, ON



Matlab (5 years), C (5 years), Visual Basic, Labview (5 years), Mathcad (5 years), Python (3 years), Autocad

(2 years), Sketchup (5 years), Eaglesoft (2 years), National Instruments MultiSim NI (3 years), Latex (5 years)


ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer

December 2016

Preparing to take this exam.


Mechanical reliability of double clad fibers in typical fiber laser deployment conditions. February 2016

X-ray irradiation induced changes in electron transport in stabilized a-Se photoconductors November 2013


Poster Presenter, 25 th International Conference on Amorphous and Nano-crystalline Semiconductors, University of Toronto, Toronto, August 2013.

Computer skills in programming languages (C, Visual Basic, NI LabVIEW), math software (Matlab, Maple, Mathcad, SciPy), CAD (Solid Edge, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Eagle CAD), SPICE simulation

(MultiSim), and Microsoft Office Suite and LaTex.

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