2008 – Present    (11 yrs)    Senior Optical & HW Development Engineer

Sanmina Inc

Opto-Electronics, Medical, Telecom, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Laboratory Analyzers, Spectrometers

Optical Design Group:

Fiberoptic and Free Space Optics, Optical Design, Assembly Automation, Optical Active-Alignment Equipment, Lidar Modules, Spectrometers, Laser Devices

Experience Leading:

  • Head of Opto-Mechanical Engineering for the Optical & Microelectronics Div (OMED)
  • Responsible for electro-mechanical, opto-mechanical, and fiberoptic packaging efforts
  • Responsible for mechanical and CAD aspects of contract proposals, & new business development

Design Experience:

  • Senior CAD and Opto-mechanical Designer for the Product Development Group
  • SolidWorks and Inventor expert
  • Opto-mechanical design of laser-based, Autonomous Vehicle & LIDAR systems with free-space Microlens, micro-optics, and fiber optics
  • Designed robotic assembly stations for active alignment & UV epoxy attachment of fiberoptic telecom modules, scientific lab instruments, and medical units
  • Designed robotic assembly stations and active alignment stations:
    • Systems with many degrees of freedom, sub-micron precision, pneumatics, and machine vision
    • Systems for Laser weld & epoxy attachment of lasers, photodiodes, lenses, & optics
  • Responsible for collaboration and design with Zemax optical engineers.
  • Mechanically designed an exterior harsh-environment telecom modem module for remote high-speed internet applications. Designed a bench-top laboratory food-safety, pathogen testing system with optics and electronics
  • Mechanical free-space photonics for Telecom Transceivers, Demuxs, High speed Modulators, etc
  • Free-space 1550 nm pulsed laser with Pump Lasers, Erbium doped fiber, and high power micro lenses
  • Design miniature spectrometer particle analyzer and spectrometry interrogation systems