Jeffrey A. Stevens
Rochester Hills, MI
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Solution-oriented and versatile professional. Proven ability to work successfully with diverse individuals to achieve organizational goals and meet targets on time and within budget. Ability to create and modify data and perform advanced statistical analysis. Ability to quickly learn new tools and understand new areas of data.
- Data Integration
- Analytics, Data Analysis
- Published, Peer Reviewed
- Data Models
- Leadership/Team Building
- Oral/Written Communication
- Process Improvement
- Problem Resolution
- Hardware & Software Integration
LabVIEW - Integrated all hardware & software for DAQ and motion control for experimental data acquisition instrument; Integrated hardware & software for DAQ for aerosol mass and size measurements
R - Used for manipulating (dplyr,tidyr) and visualizing (ggplot2) large data sets from aerosol engine exhaust and Monte Carlo simulations. Cousera coursework: R Programming, Reproducible Research, Exploratory Data Analysis, Getting and Cleaning Data, Statistical Inference ; Udacity coursework: Data Analysis with R
Origin - Fitting and plotting of 200+ data sets
Mathematica - Wrote scripts to extract /calculate data from molecular simulations files and molecular coordinate files; Automated generation and fitting of time-resolved spectrum
Python - Converted existing aersol loss calculator to perform Monte Carlo simulations that allowed for a more accurate estimation of error in aerosol measurement; Ported Mathematica script for data extraction from molecular coordinate files
Octave (MATLAB) - Udacity coursework: Machine Learning
SigmaPlot - Prepared publication-quality figures
Microsoft Office Suite, LaTeX
- Excellent collaboration and teamwork skills, ability to work cross functionally.
- Comfortable working in newly forming ambiguous areas.
- Demonstrate professional maturity and general business knowledge.
- Strong communication ability, both written and oral and an ability to communicate data effectively.
- Strong organizational skills and time management skills.
- Eight years of experience using Mathematica, Origin and Excel for data analysis.
- More than seven years performing optics research utilizing solid state lasers and employing nonlinear optics techniques to generate femtosecond pulses of wavelengths in visible and UV regions.
- Five-plus years LabVIEW programming experience integrating hardware required for data acquisition and motion control for femtosecond spectroscopy setups.
- Designed 13 biomolecules (proteins) optimally for time-resolved spectroscopy measurements, molecular cloning, cell expression and growth, and protein purification.
ORISE Postdoctoral Research Participant
National Vechile and Fuel Emssions Laboratory, United State Environmental Protection Agency – Ann Arbor, MI
1/2016 - Present
- Performed Monte Carlo Analysis with python to determine random error uncertainty for non-volatile particulate matter measurements
- Used R for data reduction, analysis and visualization of aircraft non-volatile particulate matter data sets
- Used COMSOL Multiphysics simulation software to perform computational fluid dynamics in designing a sampling plenum for aircraft non-volatile particulate matter
- Used LabVIEW to further refine data acquisition software for aersol size and mass measurements
- Measured engine exhaust with various instruments to classify particulate matter by mass, particle size, number and density
- Participated in various work groups: SAE E-31 & ICAO PTMG
Applications Systems Analyst/Programmer
UBS – Ann Arbor, MI
5/2015 – 1/2016
- Designed, coded, tested, debugged and documented data acquisition software for aerosol size and mass measurements using LabVIEW.
- Troubleshooting of aerosol data acquisition measurement instruments
Graduate Teaching Associate, Research Associate, Post-Doctoral Researcher
The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH
9/2003 – 8/2011
- Coded in LabVIEW to integrate all hardware required for data acquisition and motion control for femtosecond fluorescence spectroscopy up-conversion and transient absorption setups.
- Collaborated in 2-4 person research teams performing spectroscopy on proteins to understand fundamental protein dynamics.
- Designed proteins optimally for time-resolved spectroscopy experiments, molecular cloning, cell expression and growth, and protein purification.
- Published research results in peer-reviewed journals: Journal of American Chemical Society and Journal of Physical Chemistry A & B.
- Mentored graduate students on their time resolved spectroscopy projects.
Contract Lab Technician
Eastman Kodak Company Health Imaging Group – Oakdale, MN
9/2002 – 9/2003
- Tested optical properties of X-ray for long term stability including photo-induced and thermal effects of film.
- Produced small batches of prototype X-ray film with a goal to improve film quality and robustness.
- Assisted with quality control at film production plant during production crisis.
Research Lab Assistant
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
9/2001 – 9/2002
- Constructed detectors for high energy physics neutrino detection project MINOS at the scintillator and module factory.
- Partnered with students and staff to build modules for MINOS with a focus on high quality production.
Physics Instructor, MESH Department
Olympic College – Bremerton, WA
3/2014 – 6/2014
Lectured community college-level classes in introductory physics to diverse set of undergraduates.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics Department
Xavier University – Cincinnati, OH
8/2012 – 8/2013
Lectured undergraduate students in physics and astronomy.
Ph.D. in Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Thesis: Ultrafast Spectroscopy Studies of Heme Proteins Cytochrome c and Myoglobin
Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
HONORS & AFFILIATIONS
American Association of Physics Teachers Outstanding TA Award, 2005
Hazel Brown Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2004
American Physical Society
American Association of Physics Teachers
- C. Zang, J. A. Stevens, J. J. Link, L. Guo, L. Wang, and D. Zhong, ``Ultrafast Proteinquake Dynamics in Cytochrome c,'' J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 131, 10677 (2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja8057293
- J. A. Stevens, J. J. Link, Y.-T. Kao, C. Zang, L. Wang, and D. Zhong, ``Ultrafast Dynamics of Resonance Energy Transfer in Myoglobin: Probing Local Conformation Fluctuations,'' J. Phys. Chem. B, 141, 1498 (2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp910013f
- C.-W. Chang, T.-F. He, L. Guo, J. A. Stevens, T. Li, L. Wang, and D. Zhong, ``Mapping Solvation Dynamics at the Function Site of Flavodoxin in Three Redox States,'' J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 132, 12741 (2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja1050154
- J. A. Stevens, J. J. Link, Y.-T. Kao, C. Zang, L. Wang, and D. Zhong, ``Ultrafast Dynamics of Nonequilibrium Resonance Energy Transfer and Probing Globular Protein Flexibility of Myoglobin,'' J. Phys. Chem. A, 116, 2610 (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp206106j