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Andrew J. Fairbanks
ajfairba@purdue.edu Curriculum Vitae 608 Waldron Street
(513) 315-6403 West Lafayette, IN 47906
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 Held Office hours every week to assist undergraduate students
Relevant Skills:
 Construction and operation of Blumlei...
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Leadership Activities:
Acacia Fraternity
 Graduate Advisor
 Chapter President
 Chapter Treasurer
8/15- Present
1/13-1...
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Andrew Fairbanks CV

  1. 1. 1 Andrew J. Fairbanks ajfairba@purdue.edu Curriculum Vitae 608 Waldron Street (513) 315-6403 West Lafayette, IN 47906 Objective: Pursue a PhD in nuclear engineering at Purdue University studying bioelectrics and nanosecond pulse forming networks for directed energy applications Education: Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 47907 MS Health Science 05/17 (Anticipated) BS Nuclear Engineering 05/15 Professional Experience and Certifications: Directed Energy Professional Society Internship (Naval Research Laboratory) (Supervisor: Mike Helle)  Investigated microwave interaction with laser induced plasma  Conducted experiments varying parameters to examine plasma change  Modeled sensitivity of plasma filament position in microwave waveguide  Analyzed data using mathematical software 06/15-8/15 Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (Supervisor: Prof. Robert Bean)  Engineered and implemented safety systems for PUR-1 research nuclear reactor  Examined and refined procedures for laboratory classes  Evaluated nuclear diagnostic and measurement equipment 06/14-08/14 Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology, Greifswald, Germany Summer Research Intern (Supervisor: Prof. Juergen Kolb)  Built various Blumlein pulse forming networks  Experimented with switching, grounding, inductance, and capacitance  Examined effects on pulse shape and reflection 07/13-08/13 Research Experience: BioElectrics and ElectroPhysics Laboratory (BEEP) Research Assistant under Dr. Allen Garner  Examined change in cellular conductivity of cancer cells due to nanosecond pulsed electric fields in real time  Applied pulsed electric fields to adhesion cells to develop a standard operating procedure  Investigated change in cellular conductivity of chloroplasts due to nanosecond pulsed electric fields in real time  Measured the conductivity and permittivity of cellular components and their change after the application of nanosecond pulsed electric fields 02/13- Present Radiation Sterilization of Various Food Undergraduate Research Assistant under Dr. Rusi Taleyarkhan  Measured the growth of mold and change in composition of food after various radiation doses 01/12-05/12 Teaching Experience: Teaching Assistant Graduate Teaching Assistant for NUCL 305 (Nuclear Instrumentation Laboratory II)  Taught NUCL 305 lab course two to three times a week and organized course materials and lab space. Fall 2015
  2. 2. 2  Held Office hours every week to assist undergraduate students Relevant Skills:  Construction and operation of Blumlein pulse forming network  Operation of high voltage equipment  Experience with wiring, machining, and construction  Developed and instituted operating procedures and safety measures  Created and implemented experiments to investigate different phenomena  Use Mathematica to analyze and present data  Trained in cell culturing and preparation Conference Papers: 1. A. J. Fairbanks, A. Vadlamani, T. Whitmer, and A. L. Garner. “Nanosecond Electric Pulse Induced Changes in Cell Suspension Conductivity,” Proc. 2015 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Physics, accepted. 2. A. J. Fairbanks, A. Vadlamani, T. Whitmer, and A. L. Garner, “Real Time Measurements of Cell Suspension Conductivity Changes Due to Pulsed Electric Fields,” Proc. 2014 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, accepted. Presentations: 1. A. Fairbanks, A. Vadlamani, T. Whitmer, R. Sundararajan, and A. Garner, “Cell suspension electrical measurements in real time,” BioEM 2015, 16 June 2015, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA, 16 June 2015, p.64 (2015). 2. A. J. Fairbanks, A. Vadlamani, T. Whitmer, and A. L. Garner, “Electrical conductivity changes in cell suspensions during electric pulses,” 2015 IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, 01 June 2015, Austin, TX (2015). 3. A. L. Garner, S. P. M. Bane, A. J. Fairbanks, B. –S. Chen, R. S. Brayfield II, “Using electrode geometry and electric pulse parameters to control atmospheric pressure plasma formation,” 2015 IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, 01 June 2015, Austin, TX (2015). 4. S. Sommakia+ , A. Baijnath, K. Raun, A. J. Fairbanks, K. Otto, and A. L. Garner, “Pulsed electric field interactions with primary mixed cortical cultures,” 11th International Bioelectrics Symposium, October 2014, Columbia, MO, p. 31 (2014). 5. A. J. Fairbanks, A. Vadlamani, T. Whitmer, and A. L. Garner, “Cell suspension conductivity variation during electric pulses,” 11th International Bioelectrics Symposium, October 2014, Columbia, MO, p. 28 (2014). 6. A. Vadlamani, J. Zhuang, A. J. Fairbanks, G. Dunn, J. F. Kolb, and A. L. Garner, “Temperature dependence of the electrical properties of biological cells,” 11th International Bioelectrics Symposium, October 2014, Columbia, MO, p. 27 (2014). 7. A. J. Fairbanks, A. Vadlamani, T. Whitmer, and A. L. Garner, “Real time Measurements of Cell Suspension Conductivity Changes Due to Pulsed Electric Fields,” 2014 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference, June 2014, Santa Fe, NM, p. 111 (2014). 8. A. Vadlamani, A. J. Fairbanks, S. P. M. Bane, and A. L. Garner, “Variable High Voltage, High Frequency Nanosecond Pulser for Plasma Combustion,” 2014 IEEE International Plasma Sciences/BEAMS Conference, May 2014, Washington, DC. Conference Oral Presentations [italics=presenter] 1. [INVITED] A. L. Garner, V. B. Neculaes, M. Deminsky, A. S. Torres, V. Robinson, A. Vadlamani, J. J. Maciejewski, T. Whitmer, A. J. Fairbanks, S. K. Wyatt, A. L. Brewster, R. Sundararajan, and B. Potapkin, “Electric Pulse Manipulation of Biological Cells: From Theory to Applications,” 60th Annual Health Physics Society Conference, 14 July 2015, Indianapolis, IN, TAM-G – Special Session: Non- Ionizing Radiation, TAM-G.3. Professional Organizations:  IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society: Student Member 2014-Present
  3. 3. 3 Leadership Activities: Acacia Fraternity  Graduate Advisor  Chapter President  Chapter Treasurer 8/15- Present 1/13-12/13 1/12-12/12

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