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Matthew B.

Tilghman
Contact School Address Home Address
(305) 799-3533 2352 Frist Center 918 S. Greenway Dr.
mtilghma@princeton.edu Princeton NJ 08544-1123 Coral Gables FL 33134

EDUCATION

Princeton University, B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, June 2009
 Cumulative GPA: 3.86/4.0
 Departmental GPA: 3.89/4.0
 Certificate in Environmental Studies
 Honors: 2007 Shapiro Award for Academic Excellence (~3% of students per year)
Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) (2 students from Mechanical Engineering)

EXPERIENCE

Independent Research, Princeton University
 Researching method to scavenge energy from human walking, using a modified double pendulum attached to the leg.
(Senior Thesis)
 Explored using existing heat pipe systems in satellites to generate power for low-level operations.
(MAE 342: Space System Design)
 Investigated using orbital resonance with the Moon as a method of adding energy into satellite orbits.
(MAE 341: Space Flight)
 Studied and quantified the effect of an upstream airfoil on the efficiency of a downstream airfoil.
(MAE 224: Integrated Engineering Laboratory)
Schlumberger, Houston, TX, Summer 2008
Mechanical Engineer Intern
2
 Designed coaxial cable connection to remain watertight and dielectrically unchanged in pressures exceeding 25,000 lb/in .
Used software such as ProEngineer, ANSYS, and MATLAB. Wrote test plans and ran pressure well tests.
Pitman Photo Supply, Miami, FL, Summer 2007
Salesman
 Honed valuable interpersonal skills while working with customers and further fostered my interest in photography.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center, Key Biscayne, FL, Summer 2006
Naturalist
 Educated children about South Florida’s ecosystem. Supervised one employee.
Shake-A-Leg Miami, Miami, FL, Summers 2004 – 2005
Sailing and Kayaking Instructor
 Taught persons with disabilities to sail and kayak on Biscayne Bay. Supervised three volunteers.

EXTRACURRICULARS

Competitive Sailing, 2001 – Present
 Currently sail on Princeton University Sailing Team. Recipient of 2008 “Best Crew” award.
Photography
 Self-taught over the past six years. Published on MSNBC and Forbes Traveler. Samples available by request.
Tour Guide for Princeton School of Engineering and Applied Science, 2007 – Present
 Give tours of Princeton’s Engineering School to prospective students.

SKILLS

Language Skills: Conversational and written skills in Spanish
Computer Skills: Proficient in MATLAB, ProEngineer, ProMechanica, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop
Knowledge of ANSYS, LabView, STAAD, STK, Java
Laboratory Skills: Hands-on experience with wind tunnels, pressure wells, calorimeters, stress/strain gauges, CNC
machines, circuitry, and a wide variety of machine shop equipment