Resume

Alex Hagen

225 N. 2nd Street, 3C, Lafayette, IN 47901

(765)418-4155   e:  ahagen@purdue.edu

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Education:

Purdue University, BS anticipated May 2012Nuclear Engineering (3.50 anticipated May 2012)

West Lafayette, IN

Case Western Reserve UniversityBiomedical Engineering (3.33)

Cleveland, OH

Experience:

Metastable Fluid Research Laboratory (Purdue Nuclear Engineering)

Student Researcher

Fall 2005-Spring 2007, Fall 2010 – Present
  • Work mainly centered on gamma detection using a modified metastable fluid neutron detector.
  • Used COMSOL to optimized design of a chamber used in metastable fluid neutron detection as well as sonoluminescent fusion.
  • Used Solidworks to create plastic prototypes to be printed and used in project, generally centrifugally tensioned systems.
  • Mentored Lafayette Jefferson High School student for the Purdue Regional Science Fair (2011-2012)
Argonne National Laboratory

Student Intern

Summer 2011

  • Created homogenized models of Argonne West Zero Power reactor setups for use in neutronics analysis using the PROTEUS methodology.
  • Worked on benchmarking models against experimental data from Argonne archives.
  • Started devoloping documentation system for homogenization of loadings.
  • Created input files to be run on legacy neutronics codes:  VARIANT and PARTISN.
Steiner Enterprises

Industrial Design Assistant

Spring 2009-Winter 2010

  • Developed more than 5 independent products from concept to production.
    • Specialized in molded plastic part design, but also gained experience in developing sheet metal, machined, and wrought iron parts.
    • Notable products:
      • NG Electrophoresis Chamber for Carolina Biological
      • Vertical Dual Electrophoresis Tank for Wards Physical Science
      • Centripetal Force Apparatus for Vernier Scientific
      • Worked on design team of two mechanical engineers, a physics consultant, and an electrical engineer.
      • Used Solidworks to help design, redesign, or re-source over 30 current products.
      • Created more than 50 inspection/production reports to ensure quality of off-shore manufacturing.
Metastable Fluid Research Laboratory (Purdue Nuclear Engineering)

Undergraduate Research Fellow

Summer 2008

  • Devised and performed experiments to create a metastable fluid gamma detector (previous detectors are gamma-insensitive).
  • Created circuit and system to characterize beams used during experimentation.
  • Presented a prepared talk for technical audience at Purdue S.U.R.F. program symposium.

Additional Activities:

Purdue University Men’s Soccer

Fall 2009-Present

  • President (Spring 2011-Spring 2012)
    • Scheduled and Administrated two teams (First Team and Reserve Team) for 2011 Season
    • Executed coaching search and hired Coach for First Team
    • Helped review and budget spending with Treasurer
    • Created and implemented “community service game” that required players to be involved in several community service event through season (including Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, etc.)
    • Vice President (Spring 2010-Spring 2011)
    • Webmaster (Spring 2010-Present)
    • Starter (Fall 2009-Present)
Purdue University Energy Club

Spring 2011-Present

  • CIO
Freelance Web Designer

Spring 2010-Present

  • Designed and implemented several websites
    • Notably Purdue Men’s Soccer (web.ics.purdue.edu/~soccerm/) and Purdue Energy Club (web.ics.purdue.edu/~pec/)
FC Indiana Semi-Professional Men’s Soccer Team

Spring 2009-Fall 2009

  • Player

Awards and Accomplishments:

  • Participant, Indiana Corn Product Competition (2011)
  • National Merit Scholar (2007)
  • 3rd in High School class of 520 (2007)
  • MVP High School soccer team (Fall 2007)
  • Host, Founder, and Planner; “Maroon” Fashion Show (Spring 2007)
  • Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Invitee and Participant (2006 and 2007)
  • Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair Winner (2006 and 2007)
  • Purdue Regional Science Fair Winner (2007) and Runner-Up (2006)
  • National Honor Society Member (2006 and 2007)

Skills:

Solidworks, MatLab, COMSOL, PHP, Fortran, Bash Scripting, SQL, Java, C++, Photo-editing, HTML, CSS, XML, Labview, Microprocessor Programming (Arduino), Simple Circuitry, Lab Familiarity

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