Design Division, Department of Mechanical
currently with Wave 80 Biosciences, San Francisco, CA
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, June 2005.
Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, June 2000.
Coursework in microscale heat transfer and fluid flow, microfabrication technology, solid-state physics,
public policy, embedded systems design, nonlinear systems theory, and biotechnology.
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, June 1994.
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, June 1994.
Coursework focused on dynamic systems and controls.
|Standardized Tests||GRE General Test: verbal-740 (99%); quantitative-800 (99%); analytical-760 (95%)|
Micro Structures and Sensors Laboratory
Fundamental and applied research in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), microfluidics, and integrated circuit thermal management.
University Laboratory for Intelligent Mechanical Systems
June 1993-September 1994
Assisted in the design and development of a robotic surgical system.
San Jose, California
February 2001-May 2002
Engineering design and analysis of a tunable external cavity laser based on microelectromechanical systems technology for an optical networking components start-up company. Developed analytical models of dynamic behavior of MEMS actuators; verified models experimentally and through finite element analysis with Pro/MECHANICA. Analyzed microstructural properties of actuators. Wrote codes for custom postprocessing of Pro/MECHANICA output files.
& West LLP
Palo Alto, California
May 1995-August 1998
Provided financial and technology
analysis services to clients of a prominent Silicon Valley law firm.
|Falcon Manufacturing Company
October 1994-April 1995
Responsible for various aspects of custom contract fabrication of metal and fiberglass components for light assembly process automation and chemical processing applications.
|Atlantic Richfield Company
(ARCO CQC Kiln) (now part of BPAmoco)
June 1992-August 1992
Plant engineer at a petroleum coke calcination facility.Designed and oversaw construction of a new cooling system for a sulfate scrubbing unit; determined specifications and selected components for a plant-wide $100,000 storm system upgrade; assessed OSHA compliance issues.
deep reactive ion enhanced etching, wet etching, low pressure chemical vapor deposition, evaporative metal deposition and liftoff, anodic bonding.
Computer programming and
Research Corporation Graduate Fellow (2000-2003)
MacArthur Affiliate, Center for International Security and Cooperation (2001-2002)
Stanford University Department of Mechanical Engineering Graduate Fellowship Engineering Merit Award (1998-1999)
Northwestern University McCormick Undergraduate Research Program Award (1994)
Dean's List, Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences
National Merit Scholar
Order of Omega, Northwestern University
Northwestern University 1992 Engineering Design Contest,Second Place
|D.J. Laser, K.E. Goodson,
J.G. Santiago, and T.W. Kenny, High-Frequency Actuation with Silicon Electroosmotic
Micropumps, Technical Digest, 2002 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and
Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head Island, S.C., June 2-6, 2002.
D.J. Laser, K.E. Goodson, J.G. Santiago, and T.W. Kenny, Impact of Pumping Surface Separation Distance on Micromachined Silicon Electroosmotic Pump Performance, Proceedings of the 2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, New York, NYNovember 11-16, 2001.
D.J. Laser, S. Yao, C.-H. Chen, J. Mikkelson, K. Goodson, J. Santiago, and T. Kenny, A Low-Voltage Silicon Micromachined Parallel-Plate Electrokinetic Pump, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators (Transducers Õ01), Munich, Germany, June 10-14 2001.
L. Zhang, S.S. Banerjee, J.-M. Koo, D.J. Laser, M. Asheghi-Roudheni, K.E. Goodson, J.G. Santiago, and T.W. Kenny, A Micro Heat Exchanger with Integrated Heaters and Thermometers, Proceedings of the 2000 Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop, Hilton Head Island, SC, June 4-8, 2000.
R.M. Zeighami, D.J. Laser,
M. Asheghi, S. Devasenathipathy, T.W. Kenny, J.G. Santiago, and K. E. Goodson,
Experimental Investigation of Flow Transition in Microchannels Using Micron-Resolution
Particle Image Velocimetry, Proceedings of the Seventh Intersociety Conference
on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electron Systems (ITherm 2000),
Las Vegas, NV, May