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Charisse Chen

Charisse Chen

Product Development Manager

Senior Aerospace SSP

Los Angeles, CA

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Senior Aerospace SSP

Product Development Manager

Senior Aerospace SSP

Project Engineer

Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Turbomachinery Structural Engineer
* Analyzed high cycle fatigue of multi-staged turbines
* Analyzed factor of safety on strength for bolted joints
* Created 2D axisymmetric, script based, ANSYS models to analyze flange designs

Proposal work for ARES Upper Stage Propulsion System
* Worked with multi-disciplined team to compile a proposal consisting of design concept, manufacturability, testing, schedule and cost.

Combustion Devices Development Engineer
* Lead multi-disciplined teams in failure investigations, defining and present the issue, root cause and corrective action
* Worked closely with NASA and coordinated with field sites and suppliers
* Mentor new hires and interns

Engine Systems Design Engineer
* Design Lead for the Space Shuttle Main Engine Duct Technical Team
* Performed inspections at field sites (KSC & SSC)
* Learned manufacturing, welding and NDT techniques
* Utilized Pro/Engineer (Wildfire, Piping Application) to create models and drawings to the ASME Y14.5M 1994 GD&T standards

College Recruiter
* Screened students for entry level engineering positions at college career fairs and SWE events

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Boeing

Mechanical Design Engineer Intern

Engine Systems Design Engineer Intern
* Utilized CATIA V4 and Pro/Engineer 2001 to create models of tooling and ducting

UCLA

BS, Mechanical Engineer

UCLA

MS, Mechanical Engineer