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									Johns Hopkins University                                                                3100 St. Paul Street, Apt. 617A
22 Latrobe Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
                                      Robert J. Thompson                                Baltimore, MD 21218
                                                                                        (410) 900-4581
Baltimore, MD 21218                                                                     rthomp35@jhu.edu


EDUCATION             Johns Hopkins University          2005 - 2008     Baltimore, MD
                      Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering.
                      Johns Hopkins University          2003 - 2005     Baltimore, MD
                      Master of Science in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
                      Clarkson University               1999 - 2003     Potsdam, NY
                      Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Johns Hopkins University - Graduate Researcher            8/2003 - 6/2007 Baltimore, MD
- Fabricated (with Dr. J.-C. Zhao, GE GRD) and analyzed three diffusion multiple systems to determine ternary
        effects on the martensitic transformation in NiAl, which is an important component of bond coat alloys.
- Constructed and utilized an image-based, non contact thermal expansion test setup to measure the CTE of 100
        µm thick, as-deposited bond coat alloys.
- Performed numerous high temperature tension and creep tests to elucidate bond coat mechanical properties.
BorgWarner Automotive - Research Engineering Intern               1/2002 - 8/2002 Ithaca, NY
- Experienced the technical and managerial procedures of a major engineering company.
- Gained information on the latest material and manufacturing methods for automotive timing chains.
- Learned to operate a computer-controlled Taylor Hobson surface finish measurement machine.
- Expanded understanding of the properties of common engineering metals through metallurgical investigations.
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
- Sharpe Jr. W., Pulskamp J., Gianola D., Eberl C., Polcawich R., and Thompson R., “Strain
       measurements of silicon dioxide microspecimens by digital image processing”, Experimental
       Mechanics, in press, 2007.
- Thompson R., Hemker K., and Uchic M., “Experimental techniques for scale-specific tension testing of
       aerospace alloys”, TMS Letters, 1: 143-144, 2004.
OTHER PUBLICATIONS
- Thompson R. and Hemker K., “Thermal expansion measurements on coating materials by digital image
        correlation”, Proceedings of the SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and
        Applied Mechanics, in press, 2007.
- Thompson R., Eberl C., Gianola D., and Hemker K., “HighCorr high temperature digital image
        correlation software”, http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange, 2007.
- Sharpe Jr. W., Pulskamp J., Gianola D., Eberl C., Polcawich R., and Thompson R., “Strain
        measurements of silicon dioxide microspecimens by digital image processing”, Proceedings of
        the SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, 2: 1056-
        1061, 2006.
- Eberl C., Thompson R., Gianola D., Sharpe Jr. W., and Hemker K., “Digital image correlation and
        tracking”, http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange, 2006.
PRESENTATIONS
- Thompson R. and Hemker K., “Thermal expansion measurements on coating materials by digital image
      correlation”, SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics,
      Springfield, MA, 2007.
- Thompson R. and Hemker K., “Thermal expansion measurements on superalloy and bond coat systems
      using digital image correlation”, ONR/NSF Workshop on Thermal Barrier Coatings, Santa
      Barbara, CA, 2007 (Poster).
- Thompson R., Zhao J.-C., and Hemker K., “An application of diffusion multiples for thermal barrier
      coating bond coat development”, ICMR Summer School on Advanced Thermostructural
      Materials, Santa Barbara, CA, 2006 (Poster).
- Thompson R., Zhao J.-C., and Hemker K., “Experimental techniques for the characterization of thermal
      barrier coating bond coats”, TMS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2006.
- Thompson R., Lillehoj P., Cionea C., and Hemker K., “Determining the mechanical properties of bond
      coats with microsample testing”, ONR/NSF Workshop on Thermal Barrier Coatings, Santa
      Barbara, CA, 2005 (Poster).
- Thompson R., Hemker K., and Uchic M., “Experimental techniques for scale-specific tension testing of
      aerospace alloys”, TMS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2004.
- Thompson R., and Hemker K., “Microsample tensile testing of structural materials and coatings”,
      Gordon Research Conference on Physical Metallurgy, Holderness, NH, 2004 (Poster).
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
- NIST Diffusion Workshop: High Throughput Analysis of Multicomponent Multiphase Diffusion Data,
       Gaithersburg, MD, 2007, Thompson, Zhao.
- TMS/Material Advantage Congressional Visits Days, Washington, DC, 2007, Thompson, Hemker.
- TMS/Material Advantage Congressional Visits Days, Washington, DC, 2006, Thompson, Hemker.
- Member of: ASME, SEM, and TMS/Material Advantage.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING COURSES AND PROJECTS
Integrated Design Senior Design Project        2002 - 2003
- Assumed team coordinator position for a five member, two-semester senior design class.
- Implemented the design process to engineer a two-wheel steer, two-wheel drive concept mountain bicycle.
- Generated a complete manufacturing and testing plan used to successfully construct and test the bicycle.
- Enhanced communication skills through conference with the team members, the professor for the
        course, and the customer for the project (another Mechanical Engineering professor).
Clarkson University FormulaSAE Race Team 2000 - 2001
- Exposed to the finance and management of a miniature Indy racecar.
- Worked on the car’s engine team to maintain and analyze engine performance.
- Helped strengthen design, manufacturing, and team-based skills.
Introduction to Engineering Design Project         2001
- Implemented the design process to construct a device that could descend lecture hall desktops using the energy
        stored in a plastic ruler.
- Utilized open-ended problem solving techniques and time management skills.
- Aided in the development of computer modeling and report composition abilities.
HONORS
- Johns Hopkins University: Departmental Fellowship (1 year).
- Clarkson University: Leadership Scholarship (4 years); President’s List, five semesters; Dean’s List,
        one semester. Also selected to the National Dean’s List, Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, and Phi
        Kappa Phi Honor Societies.
- High School: National Honor Society; Top 10% of class; NewsChannel 13 Scholar-Athlete Award.
OUTREACH ACTIVITES
- Participant in Tau Beta Pi’s Engineering Futures Program.
- Volunteer for Special Olympics Volleyball Tournaments.
- Member of intramural softball and basketball teams.
SOFTWARE SKILLS
- Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, FrontPage, Project; RefWorks, Maple, Matlab, Kaleidagraph,
       Labview, Fluent, MSC.MARC, ANSYS, AutoCAD, and CoCreate CAD Collaboration Software.

								
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