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Christopher C. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 11, 2012

Christopher C.

Innovative Physics & Finance
   United States
  |   Philadelphia, PA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $50

Leveraging 7 years of experimental physics research and 2 years of financial model/strategy research to offer top notch design and modeling services geared to customer satisfaction and value creation.

Specializing in:
-- prototyping of instrumentation/experimental apparatus, incorporating mechanical engineering and electronics
-- practical model development, back of the envelope calculations and estimations
-- physics and quantitative finance.

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Mar 29, 2011|Other - Engineering & Manufacturing|$600|Completed
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4.8
Nov 28, 2010|Other - Finance & Mgmt|$1,096|Working
Jul 11, 2010|Other - Finance & Mgmt|$0|Completed
Dec 19, 2009|Other - Finance & Mgmt|$1,560|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

While not my design, I have made significant changes to the original design. I have...
My custom designed, surface mount, small signal amplifier with peak-hold feature for...
In conjunction with my PhD adviser, I designed the internal components for a quantum...
While simple, this is a +/- 15V & +5V power supply system for the NCSU NSOM system...
Faraday cage for the NSOM system with a standard 1in spacing, 1/4-20 THD screw hole...
Layout and components for a trace species detection experiment investigating resonance...
Layout and components of a vacuum deposition system I designed. The system...
The layout and components of a fixture for affixing a CCD camera to a spectrometer...
A titanium flexure I redesigned. The flexure is actuated by a piezo element stack...
My PhD dissertation.

Skills (7)

Tested
PCB Design
Data Modeling
Microsoft Excel
General Programming/Algorithm Development
R and MATLAB Programming
Pro Engineer Wildfire
Electronic Design

Service Description

I am a recent Ph.D. graduate in Physics with a concentration in resonance Raman spectroscopy. My Masters work included extensive experience in near-field optical microscopy and high vacuum technology.

In both phases of my work, I have experience in:
-- mechanical design and precision engineering using Pro-Engineer;
-- basic machining (mill and lathe work);
-- extensive laser experience (including Class IV systems);
-- electronics circuit design and surface mount PCB layout and assembly using Altium DXP; and
-- model development, programming, and calculation using Excel, MATLAB, and R with some C++ development.

Also, I have experience in:
-- financial derivatives modeling utilizing Monte Carlo simulation and binomial tree methods;
-- equity valuation utilizing discounted cash flow methods; and
-- familiar also with bond valuation and portfolio analysis.

I have a high level of understanding of risk and market dynamics as well as an extensive base of academic literature on various quantitative finance topics.

Some finance relevant projects:

-- Developed a basic Monte Carlo option price and Greeks calculation engine for European exercise options in FORTRAN for a parallel programming project. Utilized message-passing interface (MPI) for a parallel algorithm to distribute random number generation across a multi-processor computer cluster. Motivation for the project was to decrease the computational time for prices and hedges over a large portfolio or...

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Employment

North Carolina State University
Research Assistant
2003 - 2008
Designed and constructed several experimental apparatus. Reverse engineered a proprietary laser alignment procedure for equipment repair. Implemented custom surface mount electronics design for...

Education

North Carolina State University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Physics
2006 - 2009
North Carolina State University
Master of Science (MSc) - Physics
2001 - 2006
North Carolina State University
Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Physics
1995 - 2000

Keywords

instrumentation
prototyping
experimental design
Pro-E
modeling
quantitative finance
derivatives modeling
market modeling
fixed income modeling
risk management
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