Graham Medlin
 
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Electromagnetics Research Scientist

Industrial research, development, and prototyping of electrical machines

 
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PhD Experimental neutron physics

Characterization of the PULSTAR Ultracold Neutron Source (2017)

E. Korobkina, G. Medlin, et. al., Ultracold neutron source at the PULSTAR reactor: Engineering design and cryogenic testing, Nuc. Instr. Meth. A, 767 (2014) 169. 10.1016/ j.nima.2014.08.016.


 
 
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BS Physics with honors (2009)
Minors in computer science, mathematics

 
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ABB Corporate Research

Prototyping and concept development

  • Design, simulate, implement, and test prototype motor, position sensor, and servo drive hardware.

    • CAD: Fusion 360 and Solidworks

    • FEA and CFD simulation: Ansys, Fluent, Icepak

    • PCB design and layout: Altium to hand soldering QFN

    • Embedded programming

  • Develop laboratory testing facilities and prototyping capabilities.

    • SLA 3D-printing, FDM 3D-printing, CNC milling

  • Reverse engineering

  • Safety, always

 
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North Carolina State University

Graduate student, research assistant

  • Designed, constructed, implemented, operated, and maintained gas handling, cryostat, and high vacuum systems for solid deuterium and solid methane neutron targets, as well as apparatus for molecular spin-state conversion, Raman spectroscopy, and study of deuterium crystal growth.

  • Designed components in AutoCAD, Inventor, or Solidworks and fabricated in the student shop, by the precision machine shop, or outside vendors.

  • Programmed LabVIEW-based GUI and HMI for data acquisition and control over analog, serial, and network interfaces.

  • Maintained and troubleshot liquid-helium production and refrigeration system including modification of PLC programming and HMI.

  • Worked on Monte Carlo neutron transport models based in Fortran and C

  • Managed Debian Linux webserver for electronic logbook, Git, and wiki

  • A big fan of LaTeX and Python

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Teaching

North Carolina State University

Head TA and lab instructor: Modern Physics, Honors and Majors Introductory Physics

  • Responsible for design of labs, coordination of TAs

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

TA/Group Tutor: Introductory Calculus-Based Physics
TA: Summer Ventures student research program, Computer Applications in Physics 

 
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Resume

Hobbies

Photography, microcontroller automation & DIY electronics, running, 3D printing, retro video game emulation, cryptography, convincing my wonderful wife to let me buy a welder, cat wrangling

 
 
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