Ashley Durand

Industry

SpaceX Dragon V2

2013 - present

  • Control panel mechanical designer and engineer
  • Integration of electronic displays, buttons, optics
  • Mechanical layout for astronauts anthropomorphics
  • Closed user-interface and technical design trades through prototype and test
  • SpaceX Dragon V2 Control Panel

    SpaceX Cargo Dragon

    2012 - 2013

  • Electronics packaging
  • Thermal/structural analysis
  • Testing and DFM
  • SpaceX Cargo Dragon

    Apple MacBook Air

    2009 Co-op

  • Validation of new design
  • Reliablity testing and DOE
  • Prototype test fixtures
  • Apple MacBook Air Display

    Apple

    2009 Co-op

  • Initial technology investigation
  • Testing of OCA laminates
  • Reliablity testing and DOE
  • Apple Display Lamination

    NI Wireless DAQ

    2008 Intern

  • Production test fixture design
  • Solenoid automation
  • Basic PCB enclosures
  • National Instruments Wireless

    NI Reliability

    2007 Intern

  • Burn-in oven validation
  • Opened failure analysis lab
  • Component-level reliability
  • National Instruments Reliability

    Schlumberger Quality

    2006 Intern

  • Mechanical failure analysis
  • Materials characterization
  • Statistical analysis
  • Schlumberger Oilfield Services

    Graduate Research

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    MIT Structural Mechanics

    2010-2012

  • Digital image correlation
  • Nano/micro-indentation
  • Lab representative
  • Experimental Mechanics

    MIT Structural Mechanics

    2010-2012

  • Finite elements in Abaqus
  • Python and MATLAB scripting
  • Contact and periodic BCs
  • Computational Composites

    MIT Structural Mechanics

    2010-2012

  • First author: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior
    of Biomedical Materials
  • Publications and Presentations

    Graduate Coursework

    Precision Machine Design

    2011

  • Patient repositioning device
  • Structural design, sizing
  • Worked with doctors, team
  • Medical Device Design

    Product Design

    2010

  • Children's activity book
  • Illustrator/InDesign layout
  • Design Education

    Product Design

    2010

  • Ideation and storyboarding
  • Arduino with thermistors
  • Electronic Ovenmitt

    Undergraduate

    Capstone Senior Design

    2008

  • Project leader
  • Strain gage and electronics
  • CAD modeling and drawings
  • Oilfield Level Sensor

    Welding Research, LANL

    2006-2008

  • Refurbished vintage IR camera
  • Designed flexible camera mount
  • Thermal Camera Research

    Machine Tool Elements

    2007

  • Manual vertical mill
  • Manual engine lathe
  • G code and CNC
  • Machined Vice

    Personal

    MIT Glass Lab

    2011

  • Christmas ornaments
  • Pumpkin
  • Glass Blowing

    Lab Laser Cutter

    2011

  • Spec'd/purchase hardware
  • Made art, tap handles
  • Laser Engraving Design

    thebestweddingwebsiteever

    2013

  • .com
  • I think this stuff is fun!
  • Artwork in Illustrator
  • HTML Websites