George Opoku Sarkodie
SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) USA 2019 – Present Vice-Chair, National Board of Directors
Oversees National fundraising efforts and National Conference sponsorships.
Implementing regional integration across 80+ domestic chapters.
Seeks and implements strategic partnerships for the largest student run non-profit in the world. Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX May 2019 – August 2019 Susan Hilsenbeck – Breast Cancer Center -Bioinformatics Research Assistant
Bioinformatics and integrative analysis of -omics data, using both investigators generated data and publicly available data.
Preclinical evaluation, research design, data analysis and statistical methods. Melanie Ecker Lab – University of North Texas Denton, TX May 2019 – May 2020 Smart Materials for Biomedical and Space Applications -Research and Development Assistant
Contributed to materials research projects with space and health applications such as sensors and phase-changing materials.
Synthesized phase-changing polymers for Shape Memory Polymer bandage to prevent Colonic Anastomotic Leak.
Programmed dynamic analysis machine to measure polymer force, stress, strain, frequency and temperature. Lightning Energy Bridgeport, WV Jan 2015 – Dec 2015 Engineering Analyst Intern
Performed data analysis to recommend actions for improving technical cost reduction forecast.
Managed output of quality data reports to Product Line and Corporate management for related information. CITeR Biometrics Lab Morgantown, WV Jan 2013 – Jan 2015 Biometrics & Identification Innovation Center - Research Assistant
2013 & 2014 Biometric collection for software recognition applications delivered to FBI Clarksburg Division
Collected data from iris & hand scans, 2D facial images, video & still facial images, face & voice video recording.
Outdoors: Canon 5D MkII digital SLR camera with a Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Autofocus Lens
Face images (5 pose (90º, 45º, 0º, -45º, and -90º angles) & Iris capture using the LG iCam 4000 (5 sessions) EDUCATION
University of North Texas, Denton, TX May 2020
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Minors: Electrical Engineering & Mathematics PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS
Linear Shaped Memory Alloy Actuators for Spacesuit System 2019 (NASA L’SPACE Proposal Academy)
Designed a model for a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 2 Linear Shaped Memory Alloy (SMA) Actuators for Nitinol Spacesuit System that utilizes SMAs to reduce power consumption in response to NASA’s Request for Proposal (RFP) outlined in 2015’s Technology Roadmaps.
Mars lander 2018 (NASA L’SPACE Mission Concept Academy)
Designed a probe to land on and characterize water feedstock on mars based on NASA’s Human Landing Site Studies
Submitted a Preliminary Design Review and Critical Design Review in line with NASA mission procedures and protocols Detecting the Onset of Sudden Cardiac Death Through EKG Analysis: A Novel Machine Learning Approach
Analysis focused on creating different kinds of ensemble learning algorithms and neural networks to detect abnormalities in given ECG data from different individuals.
Motion Capture of Marching vs Concert Stances to Examine Posture Complications
Pilot study to collect data on posture standards in several trumpet players using Cortex motion analysis software.
Submitted Abstract to Performance Arts Medicine Association (PAMA). Arduino-based ECG and EMG
Built a Photoplethysmography (PPG) device used to detect volumetric changes in blood in peripheral circulation.
Integrate electrical physiological signals and engineering technology to analyze biomedical signals.
Built ECG & EMG using Arduino Mega, circuits, and C++. ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Scholar, represented AIAA students at Sci-Tech 2020
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2020 Mentorship Task Force Committee SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Software: Proficient in R, MATLAB, Python, LabVIEW, C++, OpenSpecimen, VHDL, Data Analysis, Simulink, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), PCB Design, Circuits, Solidworks, JMARS, Microsoft Office Machinery: DMA 850, UR-10 & UR-3 robotic manipulators, Labconco A2 Laminar flow hood, HeraCell Vios 160i CO2 incubator, IsoTemp Gravity oven 176 L, LS 100 30 W CO2 laser engraver, UVP Crosslinker, Laurell Spin Coater