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About

I am currently an Application Support Engineer at MathWorks. My academic interests include nonlinear dynamics and machine design. I am interested in applying these studies to projects related to environmental sustainability, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. I worked on the Vibro-Wind and Solar Ovens projects as an undergraduate student at Cornell University (Class of 2012). I studied at MIT from Fall 2012 - Spring 2017 as a member of the PERG Lab and SAND Lab. My master's degree research project was on studying nonlinear system vibrations for optimizing the electric power generated by a device carried by a person while walking or running. While working on the ambulatory vibration project, my advisors and I applied the nonlinear mechanism to a load cell that can function with high resolution over a 5 order-of-mangiutude range, two orders of magnitude more than typical linear load cells. My PhD project focused on optimizing a combined ocean wave power generator - floating wind turbine with the goal of reducing total energy cost. The project involved dynamics modeling, optimization, and several wave tank experiments.

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D. June 2017
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. 2014
Cornell University, B.S. 2012

Contact

jociek@alum.mit.edu

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