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Engineer Mechanical Engineering

Bellevue, Washington, United States
October 31, 2016

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Jason Yee

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I am a versatile design and prototyping engineer with a B.S. in Physics, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and Certificate in Business Essentials. I completed projects in biomedical (digital prosthetic eye and semi-automated bathing robot), automotive (collegiate off-road racecar), and precision measurement fields and would like to continue my experiences in the product design and manufacturing fields.


Programming: Java, Python, Mathematica, C

Design: SolidWorks (CAD), object rendering, technical drawing

Manufacturing: Welding, machine operation including mill/lathe/drill press

Reporting: Mathematica, Microsoft Office, WordPress, LaTex

Spoken languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish (Beginner), French (Beginner)


March 2016 – Present

Lead Engineer and Designer

Digital Eye Prosthesis Sponsored by University of California, Irvine A digital prosthetic eye resolves one of the most common problems with traditional ocular prosthetics which do not move around as freely nor as quickly. Our system replaces the traditional prosthetic with a stationary digital screen which displays a realistic image of the patient’s eye. I collaborated with doctors from the UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and the UCI Department of Information and Computer Sciences to identify the design requirements of the digital eye prosthetic. We purchased off-the-shelf electronic hardware and other electrical equipment to develop a prototype for tracking the biological eye, processing the information, and relaying the information to the digital eye. The image of the digital eye moves in the same manner and direction as the biological eye. Tasks and accomplishments include:

Discovered that patients with ocular prosthetics have lower self-confidence because people can correctly identify the ocular prosthetic through its reduced speed and range of motion.

Collaborated with doctors, computer scientists to identify possible solutions and the health, technological, and manufacturing constraints.

Identified, purchased, and tested electronic hardware for a digital eye prosthetic and an eye tracking system. I am developing the code necessary for both systems to process, send, receive, and display the digital eye.

Assembled all hardware, coded, and packaged the system, producing the digital eye. SEPTEMBER 2015 – June 2016

Braking Systems Management – Designer

Team RAIDER: Baja SAE Sponsored by University of California, Irvine My role as a braking management system designer included research, modeling, purchasing braking equipment, and fabrication to meet our goals, design specifications and budget. I also discovered the interaction between the brakes, suspension arms, and wheel travel of our collegiate off-road racing vehicle. I subsequently tuned the wheels’ camber angle, caster angle, and toe to reduce the turning radius from 11-feet to 9-feet. These modifications resulted in reduced braking distance. My central tasks included:

Modeling the complete braking system for the Baja racecar including brake pedal, master cylinders, brake lines, calipers, fittings, and junction blocks using CAD software.

Completed project mechanical design while providing technical solutions feedback on system arrangement, optimum control, and usability.

Investigated equipment failures to diagnose faulty operation and recommended appropriate upgrades.

Purchased braking system components with a cost savings greater than 25% while meeting Baja SAE safety guidelines, team goals, and design requirements.

Team rank improved to #24 in Baja SAE 2016 from the mid 30’s (2015) out of 100 allowed entrants into the competition.

MARCH 2015 – MARCH 2016

Project Manager & Lead Product Designer

Healthcare & Hygiene Robotics Sponsored by University of California, Irvine The Hygiene Robot System addresses senior citizen safety during the bathing process. My team developed a prototype that transports the user into a bathing work space where they are automatically showered and cleansed using an intricate robotic and electronic system. Project tasks included:

Surveying senior citizens to determine system operations and features that they believed would promote a greater sense of safety, comfort, and user-friendliness for an automated robotic bathing system.

Spearheaded project scheduling and budgeting to quickly and successfully complete engineering tasks.

Learned the Python language to program a Raspberry Pi which is the central control and functions unit.

Designed a mechanism to securely transport a user on a wheelchair or other assistive devices into and out of the bathing space.

Produced the prototype of the robotic bathing system by integrating and interfacing a Raspberry Pi, robot arm, thermostatic water mixer, relay modules, and motors together. OCTOBER 2014 – JUNE 2015

Student Assistant Team Orange County Solar Decathlon University of California, Irvine The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design and build a solar-powered single family house under the criteria of cost-efficiency, energy-efficiency, design excellence, and consumer appeal. I researched, performed a cost analysis, and subsequently purchased two (2) 3D printers and a Lyman Filament Extruder. The Lyman Filament Extruder enables families to recycle their used plastic products into 3D printing filament which 3D printers can then use to produce any consumable plastic product.

JULY 2013 – AUGUST 2014

Market Research Intern Micro Encoder Inc. Kirkland, WA. I was the primary investigator of technological advancements in the manufacturing sector. I alerted company and corporate executives whenever a competitor developed a new system using technology that our company had yet to incorporate into our products. My alerts and reports led to the formation of engineering response teams who investigated the new product developments. Project tasks included:

Investigated on new product releases and new technological developments made by competitors in the field of precision measurement.

Tracked market trends with input from the company president and engineers.

Collaborated with mechanical engineers to develop new tactile and inductive sensing equipment.


Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering March 2016 University of California, Irvine, CA

Emphasis in Mechanical System Design

Bachelor of Science in Physics and Minor in Mathematics August 2013 University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Certificate in Business Essentials

Certification course includes a thorough grounding in the fundamental aspects of business: marketing, management, accounting and finance. The three complementary courses also cover customer markets, business models, people management, core business processes, financial basics, ethics and other topics. The program culminated in a capstone project that requires developing a viable business plan for a startup venture.

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