Los Angeles, CA

Position Desired

Systems Engineering
Anywhere in the U.S.


Eylene R. Pirez
U.S. Citizen
5724 Hollywood Boulevard #111
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(818) 378-5828

Highly motivated and result-oriented physicist passionate about analysis and problem solving looking for a full- time position in the Aerospace and Defense industry.
B.S. in Astrophysics (Astroparticle), University of California Los Angeles GPA 3.6 major/3.3 overall.

Researcher, Particle Beam Physics Lab [UCLA] : 03/2013-Present
Micro Accelerator Platform (MAP) a dielectric-based Laser-Driven Accelerator studies novel electron emission units that generates high brightness, fine sheet-like electron beam by optically-controlled field emission.

• Built and assembled Ultra-High Vacuum Chambers. Troubleshooting and design components for Rough, Turbo-molecular and Ion Pumps.
• Study and designed Diagnostics techniques during the development of high brightness field-emitters: Beam Brightness, Emittance, Energy Spread, Beam Current, Transverse Momenta, etc...

Systems Administrator, VERITAS : 03/2012-Present
VERITAS is a ground-based gamma-ray instrument operating at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory.. It is an array of four 12m optical reflectors for gamma-ray astronomy in the GeV - TeV energy range.

• Developed disk storage solutions for 180TB archive and installed and configured its multiple RAID servers.
• Performed system monitoring and verified the integrity of all hardware, systems and key processes, application logs, and completion of scheduled jobs
• Designed a series of Perl scripts and programs for large data transfer from the telescopes into SQL databases.
• Managed data access and users for VERITAS international collaboration • Developed Monte Carlo simulations software solutions. (See Computing section for programs)

Researcher, Dark Matter Detection XENON 100 : 2011-2012
XENON100 searched for the dark matter candidate called the WIMP-nucleon with an LXe volume viewed by two arrays of 178 photomultiplier tubes (PMT). The UCLA collaboration designed and built a new PMT called the QUPID using a hybrid of standard PMTs and avalanche detection.

•Performed Inductively Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) with an Argon 40 laser on multiple components of the QUPID and Hamamatsu’s 3” Photomultipler tube to determine contamination levels in the XENON tank.
• Analyzed possible Cherenkov emission from Quartz impurities by simulating QUPID's Indium components on ...

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