Jawaad F. Sheriff


EDUCATION

 

MS/PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering, May 2010

Stony Brook University, State University of New York

 

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, May 2005

Minor in Mathematics

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Overall GPA:  3.903/4.0, ME GPA:  3.902/4.0

 

HONORS

 

Engineering Deanís List, 2001-2005

National Deanís List, 2002

Honorís Program Scholarship recipient, 2001-2005

Excellence in Freshman Chemistry Award (UB Chemistry Dept.), 2003

Mortar Board Senior Honor Society Chapter Citation, 2004

Pieper Merit Award, Stony Brook University, 2005

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

Biofluids Laboratory, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

Research Assistant, August 2005-Present

         Observing and collecting data on platelet activation using a hemodynamic shear device and the Platelet Activation State (PAS) assay

         Currently lab manager, planning and optimizing experiments

         Mentoring two Biology undergraduate students

 

Center for Hearing and Deafness, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York

Lab Technician, September 2004 Ė December 2004

         Tested chinchilla hearing levels pre- and post-treatment with antioxidant drugs

         Harvested cochlea to be examined for hair cell loss

 

Bioengineering Lab, UB Chemical Engineering Dept. Buffalo, New York

Research Assistant, January 2002-May 2003

         Observed and optimized transfer of viruses upon bovine skin cells

         Simulated repairing of human skin cells by propagating bovine skin cells

         Provided suggestions for improving efficiency of gene transfer

 

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

 

University Bookstore (FHEG), Buffalo, New York

Cashier, January 2002-December 2004

         Provided high quality customer service in a fast-paced environment

         Participated in creating a more efficient system for accounting of sales

         Trained approximately ten cashiers between August 2002 and January 2004

 

Par Industries, LLC, Amherst, New York

Quality Engineering Intern, May Ė August 2004

         Performed scrap reduction audit and saved $21,466 in scrap costs

         Updated QS 9000 quality documents to TS 16949 format and made Customer Response System database functional

         Revised automotive Control Documents with respect to customer specifications

 

Ultra Tool and Plastics, Amherst, New York

Engineering Intern, Summer 2000

         Observed Industrial Engineering processes under guidance of Project Engineer

         Optimized packing of radiator parts for Delphi Harrison

         Revised and corrected operator procedures for the manufacture of injection molded plastic products

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

Working knowledge of UNIX, ProEngineer, AutoCAD 2000, Matlab, Maple, C++, HTML, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP, National Instruments LabVIEW, EndNote

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIP

Stony Brook University, August 2005-Present

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

 

University at Buffalo, August 2001-May 2005

Tau Beta Pi Honor Society

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), UB Chapter

Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society

Mortar Board Senior National Honor Society, UB Launch Chapter

Golden Key International Honour Society

                                (Public Relations Officer-Spring 2004; Treasurer-Fall 2004)

Phi Eta Sigma

Muslim Student Association

Indian Student Association