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Richard P. | Elance
 
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Richard P.

Free-lance writer and renewable energy engineer
   United States
San Jose

Overview

I'm an experienced engineering project manager and technical writer with a strong interest in renewable energy and sustainable technology. I write grant proposals, technical manuals, product descriptions, specifications, and technology primers that can be read and understood by experts and non-experts alike. I also write short and novel-length fiction.

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Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Employment

Skyline Solar
CPV Test Engineer
2011 - 2012
I designed, built and executed DVT for CPV modules, and ran experiments to develop alternative heat sink strategies for concentrating solar applications.
Invetech
Project Leader, Product Innovation
2007 - 2008
I was a consultant for Invetech's clean tech market sector, working with international clients to scope, plan, and manage custom clean tech product development efforts
BioPower Systems
Grant Writer, Renewable Energy Development Initiative
2007 - 2007
I wrote the grant proposal that won BioPower $5 million from Australia's Renewable Energy Development Initiative to design and deploy two full-scale bio-mimetic ocean power generators.
Cymer
Engineering Project Manager
2002 - 2006
I coordinated cross-functional teams of engineers and scientists to develop, design, and launch new semi-conductor capital equipment systems.
Active Control eXperts (ACX)
Project Engineer
1997 - 2002
I designed piezoceramic actuators and vibration control systems at ACX, then managed the bi-coastal effort to integrate ACX technology into existing product lines when Cymer acquired ACX in 2001.

Education

Sant Clara University
Master of Science, Sustainable Energy
2010 - 2012
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bacehelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
1993 - 1997

Keywords

renewable energy
grant proposal
solar
wind
geothermal
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