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Research Engineers are found in laboratories where they conduct experiments. These experts are employed by various industries and complete tasks such as monitoring chemical reactions, using microscopes, designing structures, studying product performance, and writing process guidelines. Based on our collection of resume samples, Research Engineers should demonstrate engineering expertise, analytical thinking, creativity, observation spirit, and time management. The most successful resume examples make display of at least a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field and a license.

1

Research Engineer

Developed protocols for nanofiber manufacturing for drug delivery device for ocular applications. The device was loaded with drug molecules, and engineered to release drugs over a 6 month period

  • Achieved significant improvement in drug molecule attachment (by 80%) through treating of nanofibers by UV method for molecule attachment
  • Implemented quality procedures for ISO 9001 for formulation and spinning processes
  • Developed characterization methods for nanofibers and its products, including porosity, tensile and peel strength, dynamic mechanical properties (DMA, DMTA, creep, etc.), gas adsorption capacity and breakthrough curves, BET surface area analysis, thermal characterization (DSC, TGA, etc.), molecular characterization (GPC, NMR, FTIR, UV-Vis, etc.), and filter testing
  • Reduced process variability by 65% while increasing process throughput by 20% by optimizing commercial electrospinning process for air filter media
  • Managed engineering team that designed eXceed Filters
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BE
Chemical Engineering
MA
Advanced Materials For Micro And Nano Systems
MS
Materials Science And Engineering
2

Automotive Materials Research Engineer II

  • Led, identified, developed, and implemented win-win (multiple-benefit) technologies resulting in savings of over $350K annually
  • Supported research, development, and production with a focus on cost, quality, safety, environment, weight, and styling reducing costs by >$5 million annually
  • Reduced quality issues with high claims by identifying each problem’s root cause and implementing counter-measures reducing claims from ~2% to <0.05%
  • Promoted a safe working environment by implementing new policies and procedures while fulfilling my role as ‘Safety Officer’
  • Presented each project’s outlook to management while consistently achieving positive results by planning ahead and presenting all pertinent details clearly
  • Contributed to effective teamwork by listening intently and communicating clearly while working with a broad range of experts
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Chemical Engineering
3

Research Engineer in Image Processing / Computer Vision

Led algorithm design to perform motion analysis on a capsule endoscope (CE), supported the full product development cycle: R&D, engineering, and patent writing. First-of-its-kind 360 panoramic camera and adaptive frame rate capture design.

  • Researched and designed motion tracking algorithms for implementing the adaptive frame rate function on a CE. Derived motion by fitting a camera projection model to image data using multiple regression.
  • Reduced algorithm complexity with FPGA/ASIC engineer to integrate the algorithm onto hardware.
  • Coded software to generate the full image formation process: optics quantification, camera calibration, demosaicing, image compression, and image registration.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a small cross-functional team to design, assemble and test multiple CE prototypes and successfully completed animal trials in 1 year.
  • Drafted 2 U.S. patent disclosures.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Electrical Engineering
MS
Electrical Engineering
4

Graduate Research Engineer

  • Managed a diverse team of 5 engineers, including chemical, mechanical, and biomedical engineers, and successfully developed a vascular graft biomaterial under a USD $1.8M research grant
  • Managed engineering project to construct a bioreactor with controllable oxygen gradients (using PLC software) leading to 300% increased cell migration distances into bioscaffolds in comparison to historical standards
  • Invented organic biomaterial that induces capillary formation in biomaterials at a cost of only 10% of conventional materials (US patent pending)
  • Validated vascular graft material processing efficiency
  • Assisted starting up a $750K state-of-the-art analytical science and engineering research lab in four months
  • Created and implemented lab SOPs, purchased instruments, and ensured proper lab function and organization
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
PhD
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
5

Principal Research Engineer, Catalyst and Research Materials Lab Manager

Establish new Advanced Refining materials synthesis-characterization functions, including: resources (staff and equipment), lab design and construction, procurement stewardship, installations, methods development, training and quality assurance.

  • Conceptualized, designed and supervised construction of $3M, 3000 sq-ft formulation, characterization laboratory facility for completion in less than 12 months
  • In support of new facility operations, resourced, specified and selected $7M equipment, staff, quality control, ELN and LIMS infrastructure systems and SDS compliance
  • Developed and validated more than 30 routine, 10 specialized characterization methods.
  • Trained 24 professional and technician staff on equipment operations, including QA and workflow design
  • Program leader for specialist team of 8-professionals to explore FCC CO2 sequestration options for potential $20M annual savings
  • Chaired catalyst technology program with third-party manufacturer to develop catalyst for increasing diesel production in FCC process by $3M annually per reactor
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Chemistry Minors Biology And Mathematics
6

Senior Research Engineer

Research and Development technical lead during feasibility studies for 1st generation digital PCR (dPCR) system

  • Technical lead for digital PCR (dPCR) consumable development
  • Inventor of pressure driven droplet control algorithm with parallelized droplet generation
  • Invented and developed emulsion separation technology, which lead to a single pipette step workflow
  • Maintained the QC database for reagents production using Microsoft Access; mined data for trend analysis and correlation
  • Demonstrated feasibility of alternative droplet signal processing algorithm for up to 5x increased sample throughput
  • Created interactive visualization used to present RainDrop verification and validation performance data to leadership
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Certificate
BA
German
BS
Chemical Engineering
7

Senior Research Engineer II - Advanced Product Development

Leadership role in the development and execution of new products to advance the company's business.

  • Led and coordinated cross functional efforts and provided direction to other professionals to ensure timely completion of significant product savings.
  • Presented project updates at regular team, department, and executive reviews.
  • Utilized laboratory tests, mathematical models, and statistical techniques to develop and launch new products.
  • Applied problem solving skills to develop new and innovative solutions to complex problems and use sound decision making procedures to balance design requirements, product cost, and product manufacturability.
  • Developed product prototyped to demonstrate product capabilities and assist in product launch.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
PhD
Chemical Engineering
MBA
Chemical And Electrochemical Systems
Chemical Engineering
8

Research Engineer

Quality assurance testing of Bi-2212 superconducting wire and ReBCO superconducting tapes, including preparation of samples for transport measurements, low temperature measurements at high magnetic fields, and analyzing results from measurements

  • Maintained and aided in assembling probes for use in transport current measurements
  • Updated and maintained LabVIEW software for measurement of superconducting samples, including Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM) and Transport Current Measurements.
  • Sustained Cryogen levels in Superconducting Magnet Systems (Liquid Helium and Liquid Nitrogen)
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Physical Science
9

Sr. Research Engineer

Led research programs with epoxy and phenolic resin companies to identify paths, develop and commercialized new generation resins for bond bonded abrasive products.

  • Developed patented epoxy and phenolic resin based composite with improved thermal
  • Developed patented toughening technology for medical device industry to improve product
  • Identified root causes, designed improved process and implemented new molding process to solve density variation and gradient in standard epoxy and phenolic resin based product.
  • Collaborated with material characterization groups to develop new test methods for analyzing
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Polymer Science And Engineering
PhD
Materials Science And Engineering
Research Assistant Polymer Research Lab
10

Research Engineer in Stamping Technology

Partnered with General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Oakland University to research the effects of Draw-Beads on aluminum forming limit curve

  • Proposed new patentable invention to inexpensively measure sheet-metal displacement during the drawing process
  • Worked towards developing a North American Standard for finding a material's forming limit curve
  • Designed and developed new Draw-Bead Simulator Tooling
  • Led team in collecting strain distribution data for aluminum using Digital Image Correlation
  • Evaluated data to provide problem solving tools for future aluminum formability issues
  • Conducted B-Pillar trails in Auto/Steel Partnership project to test the effects of lubricants and laser
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Mechanical Engineering
Design

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