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Engineering Engineer

Crooksville, OH
December 31, 2019

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Nkorni Katte

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Xenia Ohio 45385

(Cell) 937-***-****

Professional Summary

I am very passionate about tackling engineering problems with Multi physics challenges involving mechanical, thermal, and electrical constrains. I have a strong understanding of Materials, RF waves, and Optical waves, and how to Design, Simulate and Test systems where these interact. Simply I like designing RF, Optical and mechanical components of systems and ensure that they meet the specified standard of operation


Strong capabilities in Electromagnetics Software, COMSOL Multiphysics.

(UCI=University of California in Irvine: WU=Wilberforce University)

Examples of Projects involve: Reflective and Refractive Telescopes (UCI), Zoom Lenses, Achromatic Lenses (UCI and Freelance Work), Telecentric Systems, Designs including Optical Coatings (UCI), Fiber Optics Collimator (Freelance Work), and Terahertz Antenna Design (Research Project with Student at WU)

Understanding Optical budgets and sensitivities including wave-front error, Modulation Transfer Function (MTF), Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR), and Polarization.

Knowledge of a broad range of optics including imaging, illumination, radiometry and photometry, geometric optics, statistics, and polarization.

Experience writing Successful research proposals and Student research guidance.

-Working with Spectrometers, Optical fibers, Microscopes, Optical Detectors, Power meters, Oscilloscopes, High Power Lasers, Optical alignment, troubleshooting electronic circuits.

Strong written and oral communication skills. Results oriented with a sense of urgency, good interpersonal skills, team player, and ability to work well with others and establish effective relationships.

Engineering Modeling with COMSOL, CST, and MATLAB, C++, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor and LabVIEW, and Statistical data modeling with Python.

Signal Processing and machine learning.

Familiarity with Linux environment.

Diffractive Optical elements, Liquid crystal Display and Nonlinear Optics

Polarization Optics and Metamaterials

Lidar and Antenna Radar sensor design.

Work History

Assistant Professor of Engineering and Physics (08/2011-Current)

Wilberforce University – Wilberforce, OH

(Teaching: Circuit Theory, Electronics, Linear systems, Physics and Electromagnetics)

(Research: Optical Design, Optoelectronics, and Antenna Design)

Optical Engineer-Freelance/Consulting-2016-Current. Projects include: Lens design for Virtual reality, Endoscope design, Melt pool Analysis, Aspherized Achromat lens, Terahertz generation, Fiber-Optics Collimator etc.

These Projects typically involve the use of Zemax.


Industry based Graduate Professional Courses in Optomechanical Engineering.

University of California in Irvine (2016-2018)

University of Dayton (2005-2011) Ph.D.: Electro-Optical Engineering and Photonics

University of Buea, Cameroon) (1997-2000)/Umea University, Sweden (2003- 2004)

BS/MS: Major Subject: Physics: Other Subjects: Math and Computer Science.



Other Activities: Love to Sing, Run, and Mentor young people.

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