Andrew is an Electrical Engineer / Physical Scientist who provides technical design and support services to companies and individuals to actualize their goals. He has spent over a decade working in the field of telecommunications, primarily in Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and point-to-point microwave radio communications in Alaska. Projects included Alaska Land Mobile Radio (ALMR), the State of Alaska Telephone System (SATS), and US Coast Guard Rescue 21 (USCG R21) Alaska buildout and subsequent operations. Microwave path analysis and design is one of his specialties.
Andrew has a keen interest in all things RF (Radio Frequency) due to his undergraduate microwave circuit design and graduate electromagnetics experience, as well as a deep abiding interest in amateur radio, where he is FCC licensed with callsign AC4EM. Computational fluid dynamics in the context of plasma physics (magnetohydrodynamics) is also a topic of interest in which he has experience. Andrew also works on embedded microcontroller projects involving software as well as hardware (electronics design, prototyping, and implementation). He brings his experience to Polykup, Inc. in the electronics and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design of the eScreen EV. Andrew has previously been vetted and is currently registered with SAM (System for Award Management) through Tensorworks LLC.
Education: Andrew holds a BSEE from Duke University, and studied semiconductor physics and upper atmospheric plasma physics at the graduate level at Cornell University, where he passed his final PhD exam (but did not receive the degree, due to extenuating circumstances) and received extensive teaching and research experience. He is a published author and co-author of several peer-reviewed scientific papers in the Journal of Geophysical Research, and one article in Physical Review Letters.