Product Development Engineering Manager @ Fontem Ventures B.V.
Senior Electrical Systems Engineer @ Fontem Ventures B.V.
PhD, Life Sciences - Ecology @
Indiana State University
I work in the field of biomedical instrumentation, as a good blend of my background in biology and electrical engineering. My desire is to use cutting edge technology to develop products that increase quality of life and human health. I am seeking a position in which I can be involved in electrical design at a hands-on level,
I work in the field of biomedical instrumentation, as a good blend of my background in biology and electrical engineering. My desire is to use cutting edge technology to develop products that increase quality of life and human health. I am seeking a position in which I can be involved in electrical design at a hands-on level, with opportunities for advancement into project leadership.
Electrical Systems Engineer @ - Developed electronics and software for a medical device startup manufacturing an implantable electro-mechanical device
- Made significant improvements on existing designs, reducing costs while improving manufacturability, scalability, and testability
- Created new, scalable hardware test systems from the ground up using custom PCBs, enclosures, and firmware in embedded C.
- Created automated test fixtures using PLC and microcontroller-based hardware coupled to production level PC-based interfaces programmed in C#
- Designed and implemented a novel device for remote assessment of solenoid valve health, used for final inspection of products From August 2012 to Present (3 years 3 months) Palo Alto, CAElectrical Engineer, Contractor @ - Developed electronic hardware for a high-precision hematology instrument.
- Used a bottom-up approach to bridge high-level system requirements with actual hardware requirements, creating a complete system design representing a census and organization scheme for all electrical components in the system.
- Devised and implemented "SuperStack," a versatile, modular prototype platform allowing developers to dynamically add various reusable circuit elements (microcontroller, valve drivers, motor controllers, etc) to a module, greatly facilitating electronics development.
- Created a novel IR-based system for detecting the presence and position of obstructions within the instrument.
- Designs include drivers for solenoid valves, heaters, and piezoelectric elements; a precision photodiode measurement circuit; temperature sensing and control circuits; analog to digital conversion; microcontroller circuitry; and an addressing scheme for devices on a SPI bus. From September 2011 to August 2012 (1 year) Santa Clara, CaliforniaElectrical Design Engineer @ - Created novel and verified existing circuit designs, PCBs, and documentation for control systems of an electronics platform for therapeutic hospital beds.
- Responsibilities include circuit design and testing, working with vendors to find cost-sensitive solutions, BOMs, documenting requirements and design description, mentoring student interns, establishing useful tools (simulations, spreadsheets, etc) to promote future development, and working with a team of engineers to bring the product through development, prototyping, and verification to full production. From June 2009 to September 2011 (2 years 4 months) Student Intern @ - Worked on a project team developing a prototype model of a new medical device for Cook Inc.
- Responsibilities include embedded systems design, programming, PCB schematic and layout design, producing BOMs, and developing hardware control systems. From April 2008 to April 2009 (1 year 1 month) Graduate Assistant @ From August 2007 to March 2009 (1 year 8 months) Graduate Teaching Assistant @ - Instructed laboratory-based courses in introductory biology for majors and for non-majors, and in upper level ecology.
- Responsibilities included developing and grading assignments, classroom lecturing, one-on-one or small group teaching, project advising, and laboratory equipment maintenance. From August 2001 to May 2007 (5 years 10 months) Doctoral Dissertation @ - Two lines of multidisciplinary research investigating the occurrence and causality of memory failures in humans and birds.
- I used a self-report paradigm identify task-cause associations in memory failures in humans.
- I independently designed, built, programmed, and published a microcontroller-based operant device and data-logger, which I used to test memory performance in birds. From January 2001 to January 2007 (6 years 1 month)
M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering @ Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology From 2007 to 2009 PhD, Life Sciences - Ecology @ Indiana State University From 2001 to 2007 B.S., Biotechnology @ Worcester Polytechnic Institute From 1997 to 2001 Adam Hoffman is skilled in: Electronics, PCB design, Electrical Engineering, Embedded Systems, Testing, Simulations, Integrated Circuit..., Analog Circuit Design, Programming, Circuit Design, Medical Devices, Matlab, Engineering, Engineering Management, C, R&D, PCB Design
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