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ALEXANDER

ROBERTSON
AlexRobertson11.com | (559) 824-4288 | ARob2011@alumni.stanford.edu

EDUCATION
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY | MS Mechanical Engineering | GPA: 4.0

Emphases: Electromechanical systems | Next-generation materials | Nanotechnology | Manufacturing


processes | Business strategy | Environmental sustainability | Bio-integrated mechanisms

STANFORD UNIVERSITY | BS Biomechanical Engineering | GPA: 3.2

Emphases: Mechanical system analysis | Quantitative methods | Product design | Software operation |
Biotechnology | Presentation skills | Creative reasoning | Collaborative ideation and development

New York, NY
2013-2014
Stanford, CA
2007-2011

EXPERIENCE
ST. JUDE MEDICAL


Mechanical Design Engineer

Sylmar, CA
Nov 2014-

Drive product development from the conceptualization, prototype, and testing phases through quality
assurance, design validation, and production transfer.
Optimize device designs based on manufacturing inputs, clinical needs, industrial design principles, product
line continuity, industry standards, and corporate strategy.
Coordinate long-term projects requiring day-to-day brainstorming, CAD work, engineering tests, process
flow analysis, market research, and IP generation.

HONE LABORATORY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY


Mechanical Research Engineer

New York, NY
Sept 2013-Aug 2014

Worked within a team of professors and PhD's investigating the properties and commercial potential of
graphene, a material with unparalleled structural and electrical attributes.
Contributed to the design, fabrication, electrical testing, and optimization of experimental devices for use in
next-generation sensor, signaling, and data processing technology.
Co-author of forthcoming publication High-Responsivity Graphene-Boron Nitride Photodetector and
Autocorrelator in a Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuit.

FORTHBRIGHT LEARNING
Founder, Educator

Fresno, CA
Aug 2012 July 2013

Established a neuroscience-oriented private tutoring company and developed an educational philosophy,


business plan, marketing methodology, and curriculum while maintaining one-on-one working
relationships with local high school students.

CARDINAL EDUCATION
Academic Coach

Woodside, CA
Jan 2012 July 2012

Pacific Grove, CA
Jun 2011 Aug 2011

Prepared lesson plans and instructed high school students in math, science, reading, and writing.
Collaborated with parents and teachers to design effective programs for student learning.

HOPKINS MARINE STATION, STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Teaching Assistant Ecology and Conservation of Kelp Forest Communities


Led daily SCUBA trips and organized post-dive laboratory experimentation and analysis.
Awarded AAUS Scientific Diver certification and contributed to studies by Stanford professors.

SKILLS

California-Registered Engineer-In-Training
Software: PTC Creo | Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook | Mathematica, Matlab
Writing: Technical and creative writing | Characterization of experimental data | Meeting deadlines | Process documentation
Mathematics: Calculus | Linear Algebra | Differential Equations | Probability & Statistics | Applied Math | Dynamics | Mechanics
Engineering Design: Need evaluation | Creative problem-solving | Rapid prototyping | Fabrication | Project management

ACTIVITIES AND ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK


Avid outdoorsman (backpacking, SCUBA, fishing, skiing) and athlete (soccer, volleyball, ping pong, basketball)
Reader of novels, historical accounts, biographies, poetry, sports narratives, and scientific literature
Guitarist, bassist, songwriter, former music columnist, and concert-goer

Product Design: Basics and Process at Art Center College of Design under faculty director of graduate Industrial Design program
Emphases of two-part, 14-week course: ID sketching | Rapid ideation and prototyping | Brand research | Identification of
target users | Competitive analysis | Definition of value proposition | Concept presentation strategy | Design decision-making

ALEXROBERTSON11.COM Project portfolio | Writing samples | Personal background