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Engineering Mechanical

Irvine, California, United States
October 22, 2016

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HAMED KHALKHAL I, Ph.D. Highlights of Qualifications

Irvine, CA


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Ph.D. in Engineering from The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI with emphasis on System Modeling

Over 10 years expertise in System level design including Requirements Management, System Level Functional Modeling, and System Level V&V for Fly-by-Wire Flight Control Systems with FDAL-A safety requirement

12+ years leadership experience leading and managing system level organization including high performance engineering teams

Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of ARP-4752, DO-160, and DO-178

15+ years engineering and leadership experiences working within technology development companies in automotive and aerospace industries

Awarded certification for participating in numerous intercompany courses to develop leadership skills, Six Sigma projects, Lean Events, and Kaizen Events

Work directly with company’s headquarter in Paris on proposals and R&D projects


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Awarded Research Scholarship

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Wright State University

Dayton, OH

Awarded Research Scholarship

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Sharif University of Technology


Awarded Academic Scholarship Administrative Qualifications

Prepare proposals to bid on new projects coordinating with Sales and Program Management offices and presenting it to the upper management for final approval

Estimate NRE budget and adhere to the budget during the life cycle development

Work closely with Program Management office to ensure on time delivery and proper closure to PDR and CDR at component and system level milestones

Develop Roles & Responsibility for each engineering group and enforce inter collaboration utilizing Project Engineering team

Standardize common practices into processes used by the department

Conduct weekly staff meetings and monthly Engineering Communication meeting for adopting comprehensive involvement of all members

Define annual goals, develop proper skillset, and mentoring opportunities for direct staffs and create a matrix to measure individual performance either in managerial or leadership rule

Calculate the annual operating budget in different categories and flow down the budget to pertinent groups

Follow up on budget monitoring on a monthly basis to engineering staff and provide quarterly financial report to the upper management

Develop Resource Prediction Plan based on estimation on incoming programs to ensure proper staffing for all programs in conjunction with Sales and Program Management offices

Periodic customer visits to present existing programs development progress and present upcoming new features

Promote employee empowerment

Patents, Awards & Publications

1 U.S. Patent No 6,318,523

3 Trade Secret Awards

5 ROI Awards

2 Published Journal Papers

5 Published Conference Papers


2006 – Now Cal Poly Pomona

Adjunct Professor

Mechanical Engineering Department

Technical Qualifications

Manage an Engineering department containing

individual group of Mechanical, Electrical, Sustaining, V&V, Manufacturing, Project Engineering, Configuration Management, and R&D activities

Work closely with customers during Joint Development Phase to create proper definition of System Architecture, System ICD, determining milestones, and proper capture of Requirements

Adopt Gate Stage Product Development and customize it for each product line and customer individually to deliver milestones on time and on budget

Provide artifacts required for acceptance or certification of the systems such as System Development,

Configuration Management, Requirement Management,

Verification & Validation Plans, Customer Maintenance Manual, and etc.

Utilize modeling and simulation at component and system level to reduce design life cycle, design

optimization, fault analysis, reliability analysis, FMEA calculation and complex requirements verification

Implement lesson learned and field data and provide plans to implement to future new development


Recognize risks for each new product development plan and define risk mitigation plan

Develop Advanced Engineering Plan to optimize existing products by sponsoring Six Sigma, Lean and Kaizen


Requirement Management Validation through the use of standard industry practices

Use existing developed programs as a base design to be adopted as much as possible for any incoming new

product development program (off the shelf approach)

Include Manufacturing Engineering team in the design process (JDP, PDR, and CDR) to design for


Provide sustaining engineering support to operation floor to review and approve product deviations and non- compliances within acceptable boundaries (MV, PV), and conduct root cause analysis to resolve the issue


Work History

2014 – Now

2005 – 2014

2000 – 2005

1995 – 2000

SAFRAN Electronics & Defense (Avionics USA) Costa Mesa, CA Director of Engineering

Responsible for New Product Development of avionics cockpit including pilot controls, switches, control panels and displays

Managing annual budget and available resources to meet milestones

Mentoring a team of 5 managers as direct reports

Developing new lines of products enhancing current product lines into system products

Creating R&D activities toward Touch Screen Panels adaptation in the pilot cockpit Parker Aerospace, Control Systems Division Irvine, CA Engineering Manager II (Systems Group)

Responsible for Modeling & Simulation and Configuration Management supporting System

Architecture activities for Fly-by-Wire of Flight Control Systems

Developed standards how to design by modeling & simulation

Integrated component level ATP to create system level ATP

Experienced FDAL-A certification process for two airplane programs IMAGINE Inc. (now part of Siemens) Plymouth, MI

Director of North America Operation

Responsible for North America sector (headquarter in Paris)

Performed various system levels analysis for automotive and aerospace industries

Worked on trouble shooting and new product development and develop system level optimization General Motors (Delphi Automotive Systems) Brighton, MI Sr. Project Engineer

Responsible for designing suspension and brake systems

Performed system level analysis to determine key performance parameters of the overall system

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