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Name: Bill
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Join Date: 12/13/2005
Member Title: Guru
Last Visit: 12/14/2011 12:53 AM
Last Post Date: 05/04/2011 9:28 AM
Signature: We have met the enemy and he is us . . . Walt Kelly
Location: Clemson, South Carolina
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Biography

Started out in construction (from digging ditches to job superintendent) but economic recession in mid 70's forced me to re-think career path and continue higher education which started in 1970.

Spent 15 years ('70 - '85) getting an electrical engineering degree at age 37 in 1985 and offered a job as an engineer at the same university before graduation. Took longer that way, but I kept clothes on the wife and kids and food in their mouths.

Developed custom electronic circuits for engineering research for ~15 years while division director of several EE's ME's, and engineering undergraduate and graduate students.

Now I'm ready to graduate again (RETIRE!) after 30 years of service, but took an option upon retirement to work for another 5 years (or less, my option). Now RETIRED!!!

Professional Engineering license since 1990.

Now, every day's Saturday!!!

As of early March '10, I'm tired of cold and wet weather . . . I hope Al Gore returns the Nobel Prize he got for sensationalizing "Global Warming."

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Engineer and construction project manager with lots of interaction with architects and engineers as well as a fair amount of technical writing experience, all within a research university environment.

 
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Control systems was my bread and butter, so to speak. Recently developed control system to maintain constant arc voltage for welder and drive mechanism for driving different compositions of carbon and metal rods toward target, which are used for sputtering nano-particles (each composition creates nano-particles with unique characteristics) in a low-pressure vessel.

 
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