Thomas Anderson


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B.S. Material Science Engineering  Dec. 2009

Boise State University, Boise ID

Minors: Business, & Spanish

MBA   Dec. 2013

University of New Orleans


Pressure Systems Engineer

Jacobs Technology, Stennis Space Center MS

May 2012 – Present

  • Develop inspection plans, cost estimates, and timelines for pressure vessel certification per API, ASME, and NASA standards.
  • Manage execution of inspection plans
  • Corrosion, fatigue, and remaining life analyses

Material Science Engineer

GE Healthcare, Milwuakee WI

July 2010- March 2012

  • New product design, prototype fabrication, testing and development.
  • Process development, optimization, GR&R, design transfer to manufacturing
  • MFG equipment requisition, installation, and verification

Undergraduate Researcher, Material Science Engr. Dept.

Boise State University, Boise ID

Aug 2009 – Dec 2009

  • Development of real time radiation sensor
  • Evaporation deposition of thin films on silicon wafers
  • Reflectometry measurements of thin film via XRD

Materials & Processing Co-op, Materials & Processing

Oceaneering Space Systems, Clear Lake, TX

May 2009 – Aug 2009

  • Testing replacement solvents for MEK in FK-800 edge lock
  • Assist in developing Fracture Control Plan, and other NASA technical documents

Materials R&D Intern, NASA

Langley Aerospace Research Center, Langley VA

May 2008 – Aug 2008

  • Processing development of Polyimide foam for increased acoustical performance
  • Determine Elastic Modulus, Poisson’s ratio, and sound dampening coefficient
  • Development of procedure for thermal spray application
  • Composite material application and testing

Undergraduate Researcher, Material Science Engr. Dept.

Boise State University, Boise ID

Oct 2007 – May 2009

  • Fabrication of ceramic pellets
  • TEM and XRD material preparation and characterization
  • Analysis of data to determine crystal structure of new materials
  • Presentation of findings at PACRIM8 international conference

Environmental Engineer Intern, Jacobs Engineering

Langley Aerospace Research Center, Langley VA

May 2007 – Aug 2007

  • Comprised complete inventory lists and MSDS libraries for 4 major facilities
  • Devised a new system for organizing MSDS sheets for facilities

Lab Assistant, Material Science & Engineering Dept.

Boise State University, Boise ID

Oct 2004 – Jan 2007

  • Developed Monte Carlo simulations of copper grain growth over time
  • Analyzed and integrated data gathered by EBSD, electron back scatter diffraction
  • Presented findings in department seminar

Assistant Manager/Sales Associate, Zumiez Board Shop

Zumiez, Boise ID

Aug 2005 – May 2009

  • Management of store and sales associates during business hours.
  • Skateboard, snowboard, and apparel sales.
  • Train new employees on snowboard product knowledge.
  • Achieved “100K” sales goal and attended retreat all four years working at Zumiez.


  • Material Science Club
  • Microgravity Club
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Eagle Scout
  • Make a Wish Volunteer
  • Special Olympics Volunteer
  • Blood Center of Wisconsin Blood Drive Coordinator