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Guan-Bo Lin, Qifeng Shan, Andrew J. Birkel, Jaehee Cho, E. Fred Schubert, Mary H. Crawford, Karl R. Westlake,  and Daniel D. Koleske, Method for determining the radiative efficency of GaInN quantum wells based on the width of efficiency-versus-carrier-concentration curve, Applied Physics letters – 101, 241104 (2012)

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Co-Authored Talks:

Lu, Yingchao; Liang, Edison; Gao, Lan; Tzeferacos, Petros; Birkel, Andrew; Follett, Russ; Froula, Dustin; Fu, Wen; Han, Lily; Ji, Hantao; Lamb, Don; Li, Chi Kang; Sio, Hong; Petrasso, Richard; Wei, Mingsheng. Simulation and Modeling of Magnetized Jet Creation using a Hollow Ring of Laser Beams,  APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting 2017, abstract id. CO5.014

Levesque, Joseph; Kuranz, Carolyn; Young, Rachel; Klein, Sallee; Trantham, Matthew; Fiksel, Gennady; Hartigan, Patrick; Liao, Andy; Manuel, Mario; Li, Chikang; Birkel, Andrew; Katz, Joseph.  Observing Magnetized Shocks Using the OMEGA LaserAPS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting 2017, abstract id. CO5.015

G.-B. Lin, Q. Shan, A. J. Birkel, J. Cho, and E. F. Schubert, Internal Quantum Efficiency in light-emitting diodes based on the width of efficiency-versus-carrier-concentration curve, Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS), San Jose, USA, May 8-10, 2012.



 Current Clubs and Activities


MITERS Club Member, MITERS is an MIT club and shop run and funded by students for students. I am a community member, my role in the club is both to help promote new projects and help new members in learning new skills or using new machines. I also spend time here to work on my own projects in this space. (
Bay State Fencers Fencing Club Member, This is a Fencing club whose focus is the Epee. (



Undergraduate Clubs and Activities



RPI Electronics Club

RPI Club Member, Aimed at providing a place where students can get together, learn, tinker and apply knowledge.

RPI Laboratory Assistant(Fall ’09 to Spring ’12)

Laboratory Assistant – I run weekly labs involving the proper methods of Plastic Welding, MIG Welding, Handheld Plasma cutting and Brazing.Taught and supervised the proper usage of a horizontal mill, vertical mill, lathe, band saw and drill press.Taught the use of a Vernier caliper, micrometer and tap.

RPI Undergraduate Research Assistant

(Summer of ’10, ’11)

(Fall of ’11, Spring ’12)

Worked on various projects in the field of semiconductor’s:

-Photoluminescence (PL) Measurements and Data Anayalsis

-Design and Construction of a Cost effective PL-Setup

-Labview Coding for multiple setups (PL-Setup, Temperature Microcontroller)

– C-V measurements for GaN Samples over a variable range of Temperatures

RPI Fencing Club

(Assistant Armorer ’10)

(Master Armorer ’11)

RPI Fencing Club Armorer; On top of practices and helping run tournaments, I am in charge of keeping all of the club equipment in working order. This entails rewiring and general electronic troubleshooting.


Society of Physics Students

Member – SPS is an undergraduate physics organization. The aim is to have both academic and social aspects from providing homework help to having guest speakers and events.


Rensselaer Astrophysical Society

Member – RAS is aimed at allowing students to pursue interests in astronomy. We operate an observatory on campus and have multiple club and personal telescopes. Also we hold meetings and provide public events and discuss a range of topics and projects.

Programming and Software Skills


I have coded many programs in LabView for Undergraduate Research, for experimental setups in multiple jobs, and have attended a Professional aimed tutorial session.


I have designed many projects using this software, but there are still many features I have not used as of yet. 


I have taken a senior level electronics class where we were taught how to simulate circuits in Pspice.


I have Limited experience in the program.


I have previous experience in coding in Matlab, but am currently out of practice in this language.

Microsoft Office Programs

I have a high level of understanding in all programs in the Microsoft office suite.


I have taken a computer programing class oriented in the language C++


 Average knowledge of coding practices of Python, multiple Raspberry Pi projects actively being used. (Example: MITERS-Door Twitter)

Machining and Hands-on Oriented Skills

Machining Skilled in the used of Mills, Lathes, Drill Press, Bandsaws, and CNC Lathes/Mills.
MIG Welding, Plasma Cutting, Plastic Welding and Brazing These skills i have moderate experience with and TA’ed an engineering course, (ENGR-1300) Engineering Processes, where I ran multiple labs aimed at teaching the skills necessary in properly operating the equipment to Weld, Braze and plasma cut.
Soldering I have extensive experience in soldering, I have even perused the NASA technical standards for electrical soldering.
TIG Welding I have experience in TIG welding both Steel and Aluminium


Laser Cutting I have Moderate experience with laser cutting equipment
Waterjetting I have Moderate experience with using waterjet equipment, I have cut various metals for personal and work related projects. The most difficult project was cutting tungsten which has a tendency to delaminate.
3D Printing I am skilled with using various 3d printing tools including SLA, SLS, FDM, and SLM. 

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