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Engineer Six Sigma

Tallahassee, FL, 32305
August 09, 2012

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M.S., Industrial Engineering, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, Summer 2012

Thesis: “Improvement of Through-Thickness Thermal Conductivity of Fiber Reinforced Composites by Stitching Carbon Nanotube Yarns.”

Member of Alpha Pi Mu: Industrial Engineering Honor Society, G.P.A. – 3.6

B.S., Physics, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, Spring 2006


Software Research

AutoCAD Six Sigma Thermal Management

MATLAB Carbon Nanotubes Carbon/Carbon Composites

Solidworks Fiber Reinforced Composites Acoustics

Design of Experiments (DOE) Loudspeakers Linear Circuit Design

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Material Science Thermal Analysis

Minitab Electron Microscopy Mechanical Analysis

Linux Statistics Image Processing

Microsoft Office RTM/VARTM



High Performance Material Institute (HPMI) at FAMU/FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee, FL, Graduate Research Assistant 01/2008 –01/2012

Thermal management/analysis of materials and applications using composites and nanocomposites. Improved through-thickness thermal conductivity of fiber-reinforced composites to resolve thermal load issues in electronics and structural applications. Design and development of composites using carbon nanotube (CNT) yarn and buckypaper. Equipment manager/supervisor over Laser Flash Apparatus (LFA-457) and 3D printers. Trained and supervised undergraduate and graduate students. Presented lectures to undergraduate students on Rapid Prototyping.

Supervisor/Chief Technologist: Dr. Zhiyong (Richard) Liang

Air Force Research Laboratory, Munitions Directorate (AFRL/RW),

Eglin AFB, FL, General Engineer (Student Trainee/CO-OP Intern - SCEP) 05/2010 – 08/2011

Gain proficiency in binary image processing. Created a MATLAB image processing graphical user interface (GUI) to aid in cohesive finite element method (CFEM) of thermo-mechanical response in polymer-bonded explosives (PBX).

Supervisor: Dr. Yasuyuki Horie, Mentor: Dr. David Jeffcoat

Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX), WPAFB, OH, Summer Intern (STEP) 05/2009 – 08/2009

Investigated thermal properties of carbon/carbon and carbon nanotube composites; Improved thermal conductivity in carbon/carbon composites. Develop expertise in characterization equipment (DSC, LFA, IR Thermal Imaging, AFM, XPS, and HRSEM).

Supervisor/Mentor: Dr. Angela Campbell


Eminent Technology, Tallahassee, FL, R&D Loudspeaker Engineer 12/2003 – 05/2009

Manufacture and assemble planar magnetic loudspeakers. Electro-acoustic analyzer (LMS/Linear X software) testing of tweeters, mid-range, and woofer transducers. Design high-pass, low-pass, and bandpass crossover filter circuits. Project engineer and designer of new loudspeaker products - linear field transducer model 12 and 16 (LFT-12 & LFT-16). Trained and supervised new loudspeaker technicians. Research and development of prototype loudspeakers: LFT-14 full range planar magnetic loudspeaker, TRW-17 infrasonic rotary woofer, and thermo-acoustic properties of CNTs.

President: Bruce Thigpen


Brown, H., Zimmer, M., Liang, Z., Zhang, C., Wang, B., Development of Carbon/Carbon Composites with Through-Thickness Carbon Nanotube Yarns to Improve Thermal Conductivity, International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings) 2010

Brown, H., Campbell, A., Characterization of Carbon/Carbon Composites with Through-Thickness Carbon Nanotube Yarns for Thermal Management Applications, submitted to Minorities Leaders Program Review, AFRL/RX, September 2009


“Binary Image Processing Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Digitized Micrographs,” presented by Harold Brown

08/2010 AFRL/RWME (H.E.R.D.)

Advisor: Dr. Yasuyuki Horie

“Carbon/Carbon Composites with Through-Thickness Carbon Nanotube Yarns to Improve Thermal Conductivity,” presented by Harold Brown, Drs. Michael Zimmer, Richard Liang, Chuck Zhang, Ben Wang

05/2010 International SAMPE Symposium in Seattle, Washington

Advisor: Dr. Zhiyong (Richard) Liang

“Development of Carbon/Carbon Composites with Through-Thickness Carbon Nanotubes Yarns for Thermal and Structural Applications,” presented by Harold Brown 08/2009 AFRL Minority Leaders Winter Review, Atlanta, Georgia

09/2009 HPMI Weekly Seminar, Tallahassee, Florida

Advisor: Dr. Zhiyong (Richard) Liang

Rotary Woofer (TRW-17), presented by Bruce Thigpen and Harold Brown

Live Demonstrations at

- Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, 2005, Denver, CO

- Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) EXPO, 2006-7, Denver, CO

- Consumer Electronics Show (CES), 2007, Las Vegas, NV

- Audio Engineering Society (AES) 125th Convention, 2008, San Francisco, CA


Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification. 2011

3rd International Advanced School: Molecular Switching and Functional Materials,

5th International Symposium on Molecular Materials: Electronics, Photonics and Spintronics. Rennes, France. Oct 2009.

- Awarded Fellowship

National Science Foundation (NSF) Summer Institute Short Course on “From Nanoparticles to Nanocomposites: Processing, Performance and Toxicity.” Lowell, Mass. Jun 2009

- Awarded Fellowship

North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS) 2 Day Short Course. Atlanta, GA. Aug 2008

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