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Die Sargfabrik
Posted - 2009.09.22 21:26:00 - [1]

Edited by: Nebulism on 22/09/2009 21:31:50
Dear all,

Now, for an unconventional post! I figured there are quite a few people that play eve, and it only takes the right one to read this hopefully. That said, I am a post graduate from Purdue University holding both a Masters and Bachelors in Nuclear Engineering. I am looking for a job (U.S. based) that utilizes my engineering skillsets.

Through Purdue and my various work experiences, I have built up a wealth of skills including: nuclear physics, programming proficiencies, team management and leadership, and engineering innovation. I have a diverse portfolio that can express this greatly.

I have a great amount of experience using MCNP5 and Geant4 for applications involving nuclear resonance fluorescence, criticality and core design, and medical physics. Additionally, I am well versed in a variety of programming languages having focused recently on C++, Python, and web related languages.

I have obtained valuable experience in project leadership and deadline management as well. During the past year I was in charge of a DHS/DNDO project (though not the finances element). That project can be found here,
My portfolio of work can be viewed via subversion/ftp/or any other option if necessary.

I'll attach my resume below also. If you are interested, feel free to contact me through eve or my email at [email protected] .

Thank you!
John Perry

Die Sargfabrik
Posted - 2009.09.22 21:31:00 - [2]

Edited by: Nebulism on 22/09/2009 21:32:23
Professional Objective
I would like to pursue a career that involves creating innovative solutions to multidisciplinary problems. This includes, but is not limited to: nuclear, materials, mechanical, and electrical disciplines.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Masters of Science in Nuclear Engineering December 2008
Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering May 2007

Statics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Nuclear Structures, Nuclear Materials Applications, Linear Circuit Analysis, High Energy Particle Physics, Nuclear Thermodynamics I & II, Intermediate Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics, Direct Energy Conversion, Nuclear Reactor Statics, Engineering of Nuclear Power Systems, Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Laboratory I & II, Senior Design Project, Monte Carlo Particle Transport, Parallel Computing, Quantum Mechanics, and Computer Aided Design (CATIA)

Computer Proficiency
Design: CATIA, AutoCad, Open-BRL, POVRay, PHP5, MySQL, Blender, Subversion
Programming: Python, Java, MATLAB, C/C++, FORTRAN, V-Basic, AGENT, MCNP5, Geant4

Research (DHS/DNDO, NRC, Local Funding) 2009
• Assisted in developing an intelligent Model Assisted Sensing System ( that couples Geant4 simulations to physical systems for domestic security purposes. This new methodology’s goal is to reliably identify materials while minimizing false alarms. Managed all Geant4 tasks.
• Created a NRC funded website and advanced educational tool for undergraduate students.
• Developed a coupling method between a GUI and MCNP5 for radiation treatment planning.

Passport Systems Inc. Internship, 2008
• Associate Scientist Contract
o Ran experiments at UCSB (Santa Barbara) to collect NRF data on a variety of targets including: depleted uranium, wood, lead, and aluminum.
o Assisted in benchmarking and improving the decision making process for threat identification.

Nuclear Engineering Internship
Worked at Oyster Creek Generating Station for Exelon 2006
• Reactor/Ops Engineering Intern
o Designed LPRM sensor calibration program and became an expert on the LPRM system.
o Obtained experience in rod for flow swap maneuvers and outage planning.

Engineering Undergraduate Research Assistant 2005
Worked for Dr. McDeavitt in his nuclear laboratory
• Designed mechanical device to fit a hydraulic press for extrusion of a fuel rod.
o Used CATIA to produce a schematic for machining.
• Systematically created a process to disassemble a thorium contaminated environment.
• Researched the effect of Pb-Bi eutectic in next generation reactor coolants.

Publications and Conference Papers
M. Alamaniotis, S. Terrill, J. Perry, R. Gao, L. Tsoukalas, and T. Jevremovic, "A multisignal detection of hazardous materials for homeland security", Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection, Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, April 2009, pp. 46-55.

M. Alamaniotis, J. Perry, R. Gao, L.H. Tsoukalas, and T. Jevremovic, "Automated multiple-scanning method for cargo interrogation and identification of special nuclear and heavy shielding materials", Submitted to Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, Elsevier, June 2009

J.O. Perry, S. Xiao, and T. Jevremovic, “iMASS: Computational NRF Spectra Signal from Geant4,” 2008 20th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, Volume II, pp. 541-546.

Perry, J.O., Xiao, S., and Jevremovic, T., 2009, "iMASS: Evolved NRF Simulations for More Accurate Detection of Nuclear Threats," 17th ICONE International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, July 11-16, 2009, Brussels, Belgium

Jason Young, John Perry, and Tatjana Jevremovic, "iMASS: Adjustable Geometries in GEANT4 with NRF Applications, "American Nuclear Society Student Conference, University of Florida Gainesville, April 4, 2009

Ruby Khann
Posted - 2009.09.22 22:27:00 - [3]

Edited by: Ruby Khann on 22/09/2009 22:28:14
I require a nuclear engineer for my Top-Secret Volcano labratory.

Are you able to relocate to an undisclosed island in the Pacific?

Die Sargfabrik
Posted - 2009.09.22 23:38:00 - [4]

Possibly, though, will there be fembots and sharks with lasers?

The Crushah
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2009.09.23 00:08:00 - [5]

Have you checked with Pacific NorthWest Labs at Hanford, Washington? If I recall they are under contract with SAIC so you can check with them too.

jason hill
Clan Shadow Wolf
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2009.09.23 00:57:00 - [6]

have you checked out mcdonalds ?

Gerard Deneth
Pavlov Labs GmBH
Independent Faction
Posted - 2009.09.23 07:33:00 - [7]

Originally by: jason hill
have you checked out mcdonalds ?

Now now, if he was a liberal arts major, or an english major I'd suggest that, but having an actual practical degree he does have a chance to get a proper job that fits with it.

That being said, you might want to look internationally. US science seems perpetually under attack by those who feel it... clashes with their worldview Wink

Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2009.09.23 10:48:00 - [8]

I presume Ahmadinejad is hiring in your field, if you don't mind moving to Iran. Cool

Mashie Saldana
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.09.23 11:18:00 - [9]

How many datacores can you produce per day?

Intense Thinker
Posted - 2009.09.23 16:03:00 - [10]

Nukular... it's pronounced nukular Very Happy

Imperial Guard.
Posted - 2009.09.23 16:52:00 - [11]

Holy crap when a guy with those credentials can't hardly find a job, you know we are screwed.

Chiarman Koji
Red Federation
Posted - 2009.09.23 17:45:00 - [12]

Whoa, can you farm me some datacores?

Imiarr Timshae
Funny Men In Funny Hats
Posted - 2009.09.23 19:42:00 - [13]

Good luck finding a job, sorry I can't be of more help.

Dirty Sue
Posted - 2009.09.23 20:48:00 - [14]

I would offer you 20 bucks to mow my lawn but to be honest you're a little under qualified.

Good luck with your search for a job though, seems like a interesting field of work even if its not in the highest of demand.

Lt Forge
Pilots Of Honour
Posted - 2009.09.23 21:11:00 - [15]

Oh, I'm sorry, I just noticed your current residence is in the United States of America, sorry but no job for you.

Another Forum'Alt
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2009.09.23 21:50:00 - [16]

Yes, would you be willing to work on a device intended for delivery to Iceland as payback for the upcoming nerf?
Thanks, looking forward to hearing from you Very Happy

Ministry of War
Posted - 2009.09.23 22:55:00 - [17]

why dont you try with BAE in england, a friend of mine graduated with a first in physics from nottingham a few years back and is loving it, gets to **** around with alot of cool classified stuff that i dont get to know about... and railguns.

or if all else fails im pretty sure theres some countries in the middle east that would like to have you on board... mr gadaffi seems like the kind of employer you want throwing you a birthday party :D

Die Sargfabrik
Posted - 2009.09.25 17:40:00 - [18]

Thanks m8s for the replies.

A good chuckle at the McDonalds and likewise comments :). Interestingly enough, I actually do farm datacores in game for the cash boost.

I have applied to PNNL (worked with a few people from their) as well as quite a few other national labs LANL, Argonne, BAPL, and so forth. The process does take quite a while though due to the economy and most companies are doing internal hiring/freezes at the moment.

The comment about working at England does seem quite interesting (maybe I'll check it out, though not being an English citizen might be difficult).

Again thank you all, and I will keep everyone posted as to how the search goes!


jason hill
Clan Shadow Wolf
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2009.09.25 18:09:00 - [19]

nebs ... sorry to hear about your current employment predicament .prolly me saying mc` yuks was prolly a bit outta line ... but theres a chap who drinks in my local who`s just qualified as a plasma physacist (whatever the fek that is ...and sorry for the spelling ) who is currently working for a removals company ... i know its a tough world in the employment market at the moment but you just gotta hang in there mate ... the econemy has turned the corner an im sure it wont be too long before its back too normal .

but good luck with the job hunt

Kata Dakini
Flatiron Academy
Posted - 2009.09.29 03:49:00 - [20]

Originally by: Nebulism

I have applied to PNNL (worked with a few people from their)...

There you go. You can have all the qualifications in the world, but improper use of there, they're, their still causes confusion.

Jason Marshall
Mad Bombers
Guns and Alcohol
Posted - 2009.09.29 05:33:00 - [21]

I hear North Korea is hiring nuclear scientists...

Blane Xero
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2009.09.29 07:22:00 - [22]

Originally by: Kata Dakini
Originally by: Nebulism

I have applied to PNNL (worked with a few people from their)...

There you go. You can have all the qualifications in the world, but improper use of there, they're, their still causes confusion.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to spell correctly. Oh wait... Laughing

Ka Jolo
The Tuskers
Posted - 2009.09.29 18:43:00 - [23]

I believe the US Navy might be interested. They'd probably give you a decent signing bonus to boot. So, what'll it be? Submarines or aircraft carriers?

Manu Hermanus
Posted - 2009.09.29 18:45:00 - [24]

Originally by: Ka Jolo
I believe the US Navy might be interested. They'd probably give you a decent signing bonus to boot. So, what'll it be? Submarines or aircraft carriers?

heh I was just thinking the navy loves them nuclear folk.

Emil Erlenmeyer
Posted - 2009.09.29 19:01:00 - [25]

Originally by: Manu Hermanus
Originally by: Ka Jolo
I believe the US Navy might be interested. They'd probably give you a decent signing bonus to boot. So, what'll it be? Submarines or aircraft carriers?

heh I was just thinking the navy loves them nuclear folk.
Lol, you two don't know what the hell you're talking about. He's obviously overqualified for that kind of work.
Get a clue will you. Very Happy

The Barrow Boys
Posted - 2009.09.29 20:13:00 - [26]

Edited by: C1yde on 29/09/2009 20:25:30
Edited by: C1yde on 29/09/2009 20:24:00
Well im afraid i have no clue where you would start looking for a job.

BUT i have been fed on american tv for a while and there was this one guy i remember seeing on a show who was into your line of work... he liked pink icing on his donuts with sprinkles.

So my question is...
Do you like donuts with pink icing and sprinkles ?

(EDIT) I do actually have an idea, you can try the petroleum companies because i know for one BP has feelers into the nuclear industry, in fact all energy industries. Perhaps try them, and dont worry about getting to work in the UK - with your education they'll welcome you with open arms and probably get on their knees and start begging the moment they know about you lol.

(EDIT 2) a small problem with there, their, they're, and we dont want THAT do we.


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