Summary Of Work

Cornell Mars Rover Project Team

From Fall 2019 to Fall 2022, I was a member of the Cornell Mars Rover Project Team. With the team, I developed the mechanical on-rover system that would autonomously perform life-detection tests on 3 different rock and soil samples. For two semesters, as the Science Subteam Lead I managed a team of students to implement chemical tests, cameras, and sensors that would be used on the Mars Rover to determine if the soil and rock samples being analyzed contain or once did contain life.

  • Robotics
  • Analysis
  • AutoCAD
  • Ansys
Cornell Mars Rover Project

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

During the summer of 2022, I was an intern at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. There, I worked on the nEXO (Enriched Xenon Observatory) experiment, which has the goal of searching for a theoretical decay process known as neutrinoless double beta decay. I primarily worked on the experiment’s xenon purification system. I tested and modified the experiment’s xenon purification system and developed a capacitance based liquid level sensor for measuring xenon levels. I also used Cura to alter g-code to optimize 3D-printer to print with various kinds of filament and analyzed the performance of quartz fiber connected to Class 4 UV laser using Python.

  • Soldering
  • Python
  • 3D printer operation
  • Materials selection

Undergraduate Exoplanet Research

From September to 2020 to May 2023, I performed research under the Director of Cornell's Carl Sagan Institute, Professor Lisa Kaltenegger, to identify potentially habitable exoplanets based on data collected by various space telescopes. I analyzed data sets with all 4,000+ identified exoplanets to determine which worlds would fall into their respective stellar system's Habitable Zones using exoplanetary properties identified by space telescopes such as TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) and Kepler. I generated black-body curves for 13 novel materials created in an on-campus lab that could comprise the material make-up of exoplanets.

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Python
  • Matlab
Undergraduate Research

About Ameera Elgonemy

I am a Master of Engineering student at UC Berkeley studying Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Aerospace (Class of 2024). I recieved my Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in May, 2023.

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