Jamison Micah Pezdek<br />
at a glance<br />Jamison Micah Pezdek<br />Born: 		August 6th, 1986<br />Hometown:	Wynantskill, NY	<br />Education:	Northe...
school	<br />Mechanical Engineering<br />Coursework Specializing in:<br />Thermodynamics, Materials, Mechanical Design, Fi...
touch freezing device<br /><ul><li>Used for sample preparation in quick freeze deep etch microscopy
Device rapidly cools biological samples (10,000°C/sec) resulting in vitrification
Use of a linear motor and laser curtain prevent mechanical deformation</li></ul>Jamison Micah Pezdek<br />
mirror module<br /><ul><li>Major component of touch freezing device
Houses four copper mirrors, held under liquid nitrogen
Inclusion of T-type thermocouples allow for monitoring of mirror temperature
T-6061 Aluminum Alloy: Ideal for low thermal expansion </li></ul>Jamison Micah Pezdek<br />
final assembly<br /><ul><li>Most machined parts were done in house.
The Mirror Module was sent out to an outside machinist.
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  1. 1. Jamison Micah Pezdek<br />
  2. 2. at a glance<br />Jamison Micah Pezdek<br />Born: August 6th, 1986<br />Hometown: Wynantskill, NY <br />Education: Northeastern University<br /> Boston, MA<br /> BS of Mechanical Engineering<br />Professional 20 months<br />Experience: 12 months product design<br /> 8 months medical device<br />
  3. 3. school <br />Mechanical Engineering<br />Coursework Specializing in:<br />Thermodynamics, Materials, Mechanical Design, Finite Element Analysis, Project Management, Control Systems<br />Business Minor <br />Design Projects<br /> -ME Design: Kneeling Device for Elderly<br /> -Senior Capstone: Touch Freezing Device for Electron Microscopy Sample Preparation<br />Jamison Micah Pezdek<br />
  4. 4. touch freezing device<br /><ul><li>Used for sample preparation in quick freeze deep etch microscopy
  5. 5. Device rapidly cools biological samples (10,000°C/sec) resulting in vitrification
  6. 6. Use of a linear motor and laser curtain prevent mechanical deformation</li></ul>Jamison Micah Pezdek<br />
  7. 7. mirror module<br /><ul><li>Major component of touch freezing device
  8. 8. Houses four copper mirrors, held under liquid nitrogen
  9. 9. Inclusion of T-type thermocouples allow for monitoring of mirror temperature
  10. 10. T-6061 Aluminum Alloy: Ideal for low thermal expansion </li></ul>Jamison Micah Pezdek<br />
  11. 11. final assembly<br /><ul><li>Most machined parts were done in house.
  12. 12. The Mirror Module was sent out to an outside machinist.
  13. 13. Construction and Assembly took about three to four weeks</li></ul>Jamison Micah Pezdek<br />
  14. 14. results<br /><ul><li>Preliminary results were very favorable
  15. 15. Device effectively vitrified the leading edge of the samples, ensuring quality images
  16. 16. Tests prove design as a working prototype.
  17. 17. Device is currently in use at Northeastern University</li></ul>Jamison Micah Pezdek<br />
  18. 18. kneeling device<br /><ul><li>Semester long project, designed to teach the fundamentals in mechanical engineering design
  19. 19. Device was designed to assist the elderly to get to and from a kneeling position for activities such as gardening
  20. 20. Uses an inflatable airbag system instead of traditional gearing
  21. 21. Offset scissors design assists the user in returning to a prone position </li></ul>Jamison Micah Pezdek<br />
  22. 22. iStream<br /><ul><li>Contract Work
  23. 23. Device designed to mount an iPhone nest to a computer screen
  24. 24. Mounts directly on a flatscreen monitor using 3M removable tape</li></ul>Jamison Micah Pezdek<br />
  25. 25. design for manufacturing<br />Jamison Micah Pezdek<br />Membrane Cutter: <br /> Modification to an <br />Arbor Press <br />Electronics<br />Enclosure<br />Epoxy Drying Station<br />
  26. 26. drafting<br />
  27. 27. contact<br />Cell: (518) 810-7736<br />E-mail: jamisonpezdek@gmail.com<br />Address: 13 Sachem St.<br /> Boston, MA 02120<br />Jamison Micah Pezdek<br />
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