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Biomedical / Quality / Manufacturing Engineer

Huntington Beach, CA
October 14, 2019

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Luke Thomas McKibbin

714-***-**** • • Huntington Beach, CA 92647


Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering, minor in Computer Science June 2019

University of California, Davis Cumulative GPA: 3.23/4.00, Engineering GPA: 3.51/4.00

Relevant Coursework: Medical Device Design and Manufacturing, Biomedical Imaging, Biomedical Instrumentation, Probability and Statistics for Biomedical Engineers, Technical Writing, Biomedical Signals and Control, Data Structures and Programming, Electronic Circuits and Systems, Computational Structural Bioinformatics


MATLAB/Simulink, Solidworks/CAD, Data Analysis, C++, C, Medical Device Quality Standards, FMEA, DHF, Microsoft Office Suite, Laboratory Techniques, Mill, Lathe, Technical Writing & Research, Teamwork, Interpersonal Communication


Undergraduate Researcher, Immuno-modulatory Biomaterials Laboratory, UC Davis April 2018 - June 2019

●Research focused on utilizing scaffolds containing immunostimulatory and immunosuppressive agents to modulate the wound healing response through the shifting of local macrophage phenotype

●Utilized various assays and gel electrophoresis, and analyzed experimental results

●Harvested, cultured and performed experiments with primary cells from laboratory mice

Laboratory Assistant, Walnut Improvement Program, UC Davis June 2016 - April 2019

●Managed plant genotype groups and assigned weekly tasks to other students

●Maintained quality of plant gene bank


Biomedical Engineer, miNIRS (Senior Design), UC Davis September 2018 - August 2019

●Developed a near-infrared spectroscopy research device that measures changes in the brain activity of mice

●Generated Engineering Design Specifications, House of Quality, and a Critical Path Analysis

●Co-authored IACUC protocol detailing the testing methods to be used with laboratory mice

●Researched relevant regulatory and consensus standards

●Developed tests to verify the functionality of the device and to validate that it meets the identified user needs

●Maintained thorough Design History Files (DHF)

●Conducted Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and identified risk mitigation strategies

Biomedical Engineering Society (Make-A-Thon Teams), UC Davis September 2014 - June 2019

●Designed in Solidworks and prototyped an adjustable universal frame for glasses, January 2016

●Designed a research device in Solidworks that can quickly take tissue samples from bat wings, January 2015

Computational Structural Biology Course, Midterm Group Project, UC Davis January 2018 - March 2018

●Utilized the Monte Carlo method with dynamic programming in C++ to estimate the volume of a protein by approximating each atom as a sphere and using center coordinates to implement a Monte Carlo simulation

●Wrote code and communicated results in a project report that detailed methods and suggested improvements


●General Member, Biomedical Engineering Society at UC Davis, September 2014 - June 2019

●General Member, Out in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, UC Davis, January 2018 - June 2018

●Volunteer Manager and Organizing Committee President, AIESEC at UC Davis, September 2016 - June 2017

●Club Athlete, UC Davis Men’s Rowing, September 2014 - March 2015

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