Peter J. Brand
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1987 - 1995
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1995.
Union College 1980 - 1984
Attended continuing education courses in the Electrical Engineering curriculum.
Hudson Valley Community College 1978 - 1980
Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Technology in 1980.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1985 - Present
Accelerator Engineer, Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Nuclear
Engineering, LINAC facility. Provide engineering support for the operation and
maintenance of the RPI Gaerttner Linear Accelerator (LINAC). Design, oversee
fabricate, testing, and implementation of electrical and electronic equipment,
such as, controllers, interfaces, monitoring systems for the accelerator, and
other experimental setups. Knowledge and experience in the use and maintenance
of high vacuum systems and equipment. Aid students, faculty, staff, and researchers
in planning, setting up, and performing their various experiments and projects.
Technical Specialist, LINAC facility 9/89 - 9/95
Electronic Technician III, LINAC facility 7/87 - 9/89
Electronic Technician II, LINAC facility 4/85 - 7/87
Power Delivery Services, Inc. 1984 - 1985
Clifton Park, NY
Field Service Representative. Perform preventative maintenance,
testing, and repair of industrial power distribution equipment, such as,
transformers, switches, cables, and circuit breakers. Design and manufactured
interfacing, control, and test devices for industrial use.
Northern Industrial Services, Inc. 1980 - 1984
Electronic Technician. Fabricated and wired chassis, harnesses,
control panels, and industrial control systems. Assembled, wired, and populated
electronic circuit boards. Responsible for quality control of all electronic/electrical
assemblies. Assigned for 4 years to the Scotia Modifications Facility of
the General Electric Company, Apparatus and Engineering Services Division,
to construct, wire, and test control panels and cabinets for the Drives
and Controls, Power, and Hydro Divisions.
Summary of Experience and Skills
Analog and digital circuit design:
Instrumentation - Monitoring and remote control, fiber optic links, closed
loop controllers, high power/short pulse generators and amplifiers, and
Printed circuit board fabrication and artwork design.
Automated control systems:
- Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's), embedded controllers (PIC), personal
computers, and analog & digital logic.
Solid state and vacuum tube based systems and circuitry.
DC through microwave RF power:
Generation, control, amplification and distribution.
- Rough, oil diffusion, sublimation, cryo, vac-ion, and getter vacuum pumps,
vacuum systems components, monitoring, and leak testing equipment.
- Analog/Digital oscilloscopes, digitizers, RF probes, directional couplers,
slotted lines, bolometers, helium leak detectors, multichannel analyzers,
and radiation detectors.
- Hardware and software: Desktops/Servers - Microsoft Windows, Linux/Unix,
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