Jeremy M. Gernand

jgernand [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu

 

Professional Experience

 

2009 – Present   Research Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2012                   Summer Research Associate, RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA

2008 – 2009       Program Administrator, Johns Hopkins University, Rangpur, Bangladesh

2006 – 2008       Reliability Engineer, Northrop Grumman, Baltimore, MD

2000 – 2006       Safety and Reliability Engineer, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

1998 – 2000       Math and Physics Teacher, U.S. Peace Corps, Kankalabé, Guinea, West Africa

 

Education

 

PhD     Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013 (expected)

M.S.     Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, 2007

B.S.      Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1998

 

Research Interests

 

·          Risk, reliability, safety, and efficiency analysis of complex engineered systems

·          Mathematical modeling techniques appropriate for sparse, “dirty”, and real-world data sets

·          Effects of engineering design on health and safety of workers and consumers

·          Environmental, economic, and societal effects of engineering systems design

 

Patent

 

Bayazitoglu Y. and Gernand J. “Spiral Microreformer Assembly.”U.S. Patent 8,034,134.
11 Oct. 2011.

 

Peer Reviewed Publications and Conference Proceedings

 

Gernand J. and Casman E. “Selecting Nanoparticle Properties to Mitigate Risks to Workers and the Public – A Machine Learning Modeling Framework to Compare Pulmonary Toxicity Risks of Nanomaterials.” In Review.

Gernand J. and Casman E. “A Meta-Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Toxicity Experiments – How Physical Dimensions and Purity Affect the Toxicity of Carbon Nanotubes.” In Review.

Gernand J. and Bayazitoglu Y. “Spiral Methanol to Hydrogen Micro-Reformer for Fuel Cell Applications.” Heat Transfer Engineering. 30(14): 1188-1196. Dec. 2009.

Gernand J. “Mitigating crew health degradation during long term exposure to microgravity through countermeasure system implementation”. Proc. of IMECE2004. No. 59029. Nov. 2004.

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Selected Presentations and Posters

 

Gernand J. and Casman E. “Identifying Information-Rich Attributes for Nanomaterial Risk Assessment: An Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Inhalation Toxicity Experiments.” Presentation. ICEIN 2011. May 2011.


 

 

Selected Presentations and Posters, continued…

 

Gernand J. and Casman E. “Identifying Information-Rich Attributes for Nanomaterial Risk Assessment: Results from an Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Inhalation Toxicity Experiments.” Presentation. SRA Annual Meeting. Dec. 2010.

Gernand J. and Casman E. “Identifying Critical Attributes for Nanomaterial Risk Assessment: An Investigation of Parameters Affecting Carbon NanoTube Inhalation Toxicity.” Poster.JHU Inst. For NanoBioTech.4th Annual Symp. Apr. 2010.

 

Manuscripts in Preparation:

 

Gernand J. Casman E. Frady S. Houck K. Wang A. “Nano-Titanium Dioxide Particle Size, Aggregation, and Toxicity: Results from a Machine Learning Based Meta-Analysis”. In Preparation.

Gernand J. and Casman E. “Treed Exponential Models for the Establishment of Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Occupational Exposure Limits (OEL)”. In Preparation.

 

Experience:

 

2009 –Present   Research Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology, Pittsburgh PA

 

Developed mathematical models utilizing machine learning techniques to predict the in vivo toxicity risk of inhaled nanomaterials based on chemical and physical characteristics.

 

2012               Summer Research Associate, RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Developed statistical algorithms from logistics warehouse orders data to identify high expenditure risks for US Army vehicles caused specifically by part reliability problems.

 

2008 – 2009   Program Administrator, Johns Hopkins University, The JiVitA Project,Rangpur, Bangladesh

 

Facilitated program management and communications between host country professional team and investigative faculty in US for a large public health research study.

 

2006 – 2008   Northrop Grumman, Electronic Systems Division, Baltimore, MD

 

2008                Senior Reliability Engineer

 

Directed analysis effort for a reliability centered maintenance plan with a customized analysis tool that combined multiple data sources to identify potential system design problems.

 

2006 – 2008    Reliability Engineer

 

Created reliability prediction analyses and failure modes analyses for electrical and mechanical systems including radar and automated sorting machines.

 

2000 – 2006   Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

 

2005 – 2006    Lead Safety and Reliability Engineer for Crew Health Care Systems

 

Oversaw team of 7 engineers assigned to specific crew health care system projects for the International Space Station (ISS) program.Identified major program risk related to misidentification of health care equipment mitigating long-term crew health risks as non-critical.

 

 

 

2004 – 2006    Lead Engineer, Safety and Reliability Structures Team

 

Established and led a team of 4 engineers charged with performing stress analyses and audits of safety critical verification programs including analyses and testing.Led independent investigation of cracks discovered in structural polymer application in Shuttle wing instrumentation making recommendations on testing programs to verify safety.

 

2000 – 2004    Safety and Reliability Engineer

 

Developed and reviewed hazard analyses and failure modes analyses for equipment critical to the health of the ISS crew including environmental monitoring devices, microgravity countermeasures, and medical equipment.

 

1998 – 2000   Math and Physics Teacher, U.S. Peace Corps, Kankalabé, Guinea, West Africa

 

Taught 9th, 11th, and 12th grade Mathematics and 12th grade Physics in French. Managed a school renovation project that resulted in 3 additional classrooms, and directed the pilot phase of a national environmental science project in 8 schools across Guinea.

 

1996               Engineering Intern, CDI Engineering Group, Celanese Chemical, Bayport, TX

 

Created assembly and installation drawings with AutoCAD, authored assembly procedures, and prepared procurement requests for process chemical projects.

 

Teaching Experience:

 

2012               Teaching Assistant, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

 

For a graduate course on Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis (19-702), prepared and conducted selected lectures, provided guidance to students, and graded course assignments.

 

2004 –2006    Department Training Instructor/Coordinator, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

 

Organized and managed department internal training courses for safety and reliability engineers. Conducted short training courses on Structural Hazards, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, and System Reliability Analysis.

 

1998 –2000    Math and Physics Teacher, U.S. Peace Corps, Kankalabé, Guinea, West Africa

 

Taught 9th, 11th, and 12th grade Mathematics and 12th grade Physics in French at a rural high school in Guinea.

 

Honors and Awards:

 

Bertucci Graduate Fellowship, Dec. 2012

Bushnell Fellowship in Engineering, Jan. 2012

Prim Narain Srivastava Legacy Fellowship, Jan. 2011

Student Merit Award, Society for Risk Assessment, Nanoscale Materials Group, Dec. 2010

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship – Honorable Mention, Apr. 2010

CIT Dean’s Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University, Sept. 2009

Northrop Grumman President’s Leadership Award—Division Level, Mar. 2008

NASA Quality Assurance Special Achievement Recognition (QASAR)—JSC, Oct. 2002

NASA Group Achievement Award (CEVIS Failure Investigation Team), Sept. 2002


 

 

Training and Certification:

 

Continuing Education (2000-Present):

System Safety Analysis, Mishap/Accident Investigation, Electrical Safety Standards, Root Cause Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Corrosion Control Techniques, Reliability Estimation and Prediction, Continuous Risk Management, Intermediate and Advanced Excel, Visual Basic, Intermediate Database Design

Instruction Methodology & Community Development Training, Peace Corps, 1998

Certified as Engineer-in-Training (EIT), Texas, 1998

 

Professional Memberships:

 

Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), since 2000

Member of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), since 2010

 

Computer Skills:

 

Matlab (8 years), R (3 years), Analytica (1 year), @Risk (2 years), SAS (1 year), Excel with Visual Basic for Applications (5 years), Relex (2 years), Access with Visual Basic for Applications (2 years), Visual Basic (3 years), Python (1 year)