Anoopoma Bhowmik

Anoopoma P. Bhowmik

1630 E. University Blvd.,
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0094
(520) 6267302


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI   (Aug. 2003 to May 2007)


Graduate Research Assistant, OSC, University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ (Aug. 2008 to Present)
• Demonstrating minimization of mid-spatial frequency noise through controlled reduction of the source spatial coherence in an interferometer
• Designing and assembling a small-scale interferometer test bed for the Secondary Mirror Fizeau Test
• Conducting precision measurements of final system optical components
• Planned and built experiments for the optomechanical laboratory class Opti 421L / 521L

Work Experience

Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems- Redondo Beach, CA (2007 to 2008)
• Designed requirements ledger in DOORS for automated compliance documentation verification (On educational leave-of-absence while attending the University of Arizona)

Mechanical Intern, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. – Boulder, CO (Summer 2006)
• Performed vibration tests and hardware verification tests to support the James Webb Space Telescope Mechanical Intern, Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Pasadena, CA (Summer 2005)
• Constructed a Matlab tool to design a heat sink and extend mission lifetime to 10 hours for a Venus Probe

Researcher, S3FL, University of Michigan, – Ann Arbor, MI (2003 to 2004)
• Led environmental testing of the Mechanical Subsystem for the Field Emission Get-Away-Special Investigation
• Designed, built, flew, and recovered a small test bed flown on the BalloonSAT program in 1 month

• Opti421L/Opti521L Experiment Design and Implementation
• Experience Portfolio
• Engineering 450 Senior Design Project

Technical Skills
• Software: 4Sight, Zemax, Matlab, Unigraphics, Solidworks, IDEAS, Labview, & DOORS
• Hardware: PM Fiber, HeNe lasers, Zygo Interferometers, Wyco Interferometers, vacuum and thermal chambers, Theodolites, and Displacement Measurement Interferometers
• Machine shop: CNC and Bridgeport mills and lathes

• SPIE (Member)
• OSA (Member)
• Arizona Assurance Scholars (Mentor for two undergraduate students)
• GPSC Travel Grant (Member of Evaluation Committee)
• OSC Industrial Affiliate (Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems)
• OSC Optics Summer Camp (Volunteer)

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