Micro Structures & Sensors Lab
Kenny Group @ Stanford

Elia Ahadi


PhD Student

eahadi :at: mems.stanford.edu

Advisor: Thomas W. Kenny

Research

-Nonlinear MEMS resonators
-Navigation via Sensor Fusion

Education

Stanford University
(2012 - present) PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
(2008 - 2010) MS in Electrical Engineering
Pennsylvania State University
(2005 - 2007) BS Industrial Engineering
Shippensburg University
(2002 - 2005) BS Applied Physics

Experience

Booz Allen Hamilton
Kabul, Afghanistan & Arlington, VA
Senior Consultant at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
2009 – 2012
• Assisted in creating a DARPA Forward Cell in Afghanistan & helps to bring game changing technologies in
theater (sensors, power systems, communications) to the war fighter while on rotation deployments
• Established relations with local government, coalition forces, & various US agencies to build training
programs through technology to assist in the transition of government to the Afghan people
• Advised senior military staff on technical concepts of optics & RF prototypes for in theater operational
trials
• Technical/project management oversight of $88 million DARPA technology programs portfolio in
Afghanistan
• Analyzed, recommended, & assisted in implementing laser propulsion technologies needed to lift a craft
into low earth orbit
• Managed $500 million projects on program budget expenditures for the DARPA Tactical Technology
Office
• Led project to consolidate DARPA performer status reports resulting in a reduction of client’s time from
50% to 40%
• Developed the Program Manager (PM) Workload Analysis tool to track 10 variables relating to PM tasks

United States Air Force Cost Analysis Agency (AFCAA)
The Pentagon
Operations Research Analyst
2008 - 2009
• Constructed F-16 aircraft Cost Per Flying Hours (CPFH) inflation tool with Microsoft (MS) Excel for the AF
budget division improving 280,000 flying hours over $4 million in annual budget process
• Estimated A-10 CPFH rates to Air Combat Command financial management at $160,000 for 40 flying
hours

Johns Hopkins University Electrical Engineering Department
Baltimore, MD
Independent Study Researcher
Spring 2010
• Completed target in the loop optical tracking project with professor for completion of master’s degree
• Simulated innovative algorithm using MATLAB to find optimized function through atmospheric turbulence

BP Solar Research & Development
Frederick, MD
Research & Development Intern
Summer 2007
• Designed with Solidworks a heater modification to a laser system to heat samples while undergoing laser
scribing
• Tested an electron beam lithography system to produce different width patterns on a solar cell wafer

Pennsylvania State University Lion Satellite (LionSAT) Project
University Park, PA
Satellite Control System Student Researcher
2005 - 2006
• Analyzed satellite Ground Station Markup Language (GSML) software & control systems
• Implemented & programmed GSML into the LionSAT ground station successfully tracking satellite
movements

Fellowships / Awards

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC)
Los Angeles, CA
Graduate Fellowship in Science & Engineering
Fall 2012

Booz Allen Hamilton
Arlington, VA
Make A Difference Award
Spring 2011
Performance Award - Performance & Team Award
Spring 2010

American Society of Military Comptrollers
The Pentagon
National Distinguished Intern for Major Command
Spring 2009

Air Force Assistant Secretary, Financial Management (SAF/FM)
The Pentagon
Civilian of the Quarter
Fall 2008


Publications

Conference
Y. Yang, E. J. Ng, C. H. Ahn, V. A. Hong, E. Ahadi, and T. W. Kenny, "Mechanical coupling of dual breathe-mode ring resonator," 2013 Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXVII), pp. 502-505, 2013.
Conference
E. J. Ng, C. H. Ahn, Y. Yang, V. A. Hong, C.-F. Chiang, E. Ahadi, M. W. Ward, and T. W. Kenny, "Localized, degenerately doped epitaxial silicon for temperature compensation of resonant MEMS systems," 2013 Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXVII), pp. 2419-2422, 2013.