Brandon Vu

Current Mechanical engineer and business owner learning but also striving to aid in applicable development and swift advancement of the aerospace and defense industries. I am highly adaptable to new environments, technologies, and challenges. In addition, I am always eager to learn new things to further develop my skills for excellence and to tackle on new challenges that help solve the world's biggest problems today!

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Bachelor's of Science Mechanical Engineering

2015 - 2020

University of California Los Angeles

Relevant Coursework:

  • Statistics
  • Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Intro to Circuits
  • MATLAB Programming
  • Physics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Solidworks
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Mechanisms
  • Strength of Material
  • Mechanical Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Rocket Propulsion Systems
  • RFID Technology


2011 - 2015

Fountain Valley High, California

Professional Experience

Production/Quality Control Engineer

July 2020 - Present

PL Machine Corporation, Westminster, CA

  • Oversaw inventory management during shipping and receiving to reduce quantity discrepancies and miscounts
  • Integrated the usage of the E2 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and increased shop efficiency by 50%
  • Verified part dimensions on drawing through the usage of calipers, OD micrometers, bore gauges, and thread gauges
  • Reduced the frequency of Corrective Action Reports (CAR's) from customers by implementing nearly 100% inspection

Project Manager / Undergraduate Researcher

June 2019 - June 2020

UCLA Optofluidic Systems Laboratory, Los Angeles, CA

  • Managed scheduling for younger undergraduate students and delegated tasks catering to each of their expertise
  • Assigned students of different skill sets to work in the electronics, CAD, programming, or manufacturing team
  • Designed 2-D time-multiplexed optical setups using Solidworks and rapid prototyping of custom parts to study and image first and second order diffraction
  • Devised and manufactured mechanical deformation testing system to obtain the stretchability and durability of flexible electronics devices that are probed inside PDMS in one quarter's work instead of two
  • Developed custom triggering system for machine vision cameras by using Arduino microcontrollers
  • Performed microscopy and imaging of neonatal rat ventricular myocytes (NRVM) in PDMS wells to image beating cells
  • Created a programmable air inflation/deflation mechatronic system using an electro-pneumatic device to emulate colon expansion/compression during bowel movements to test durability of flexible electronic devices

CNC Tech Intern

June 2018 - September 2018

L&K Technology, Orange, CA

  • Helped manager oversee several CNC machines for production of drilling rig components in the petroleum industry
  • Learned G-code commands for tool replacement and calibration to expedite manufacturing process
  • Finished products with drill press and manual deburring tools to ensure product is ready for delivery

HVAC Design Intern

June 2017 - September 2017

RPM Engineers, Irvine, CA

  • Designed ductwork and piping for HVAC systems on AUTOCAD for commercial/residential contractors
  • Oversaw completed HVAC design for local Presbyterian church and medical room in Ronald Reagan Medical Center
  • Calculated heating and cooling loads using standard ASHRAE procedures to determine flow rates and piping size