Kevin Lomeli, among Control Engineering Leaders Under 40 for 2010

Want to meet the next generation of manufacturing automation and controls leaders? In November 2010, Control Engineering highlights 19 young professionals from around the globe who are making their marks in everything from system design to academia. These leaders aim to inspire others to get involved in engineering and resolve local and global challenges through smarter applications of automation and control technologies. Meet Kevin Lomeli ...

11/15/2010


Kevin Lomeli, Engineer, Matrix Technologies, Control Engineering Leader Under 40, class of 2010Kevin Lomeli, 26                 

Engineer, 0.5 years

Matrix Technologies   

Walnut Creek, CA USA        

www.mit-ca.com        

Job function: System Integration or Consulting      

Academics: BS Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley (2008); MS Mechanical Engineering, specialization in systems and controls, UCLA (2010) 

Achievements: Around the time of receiving my BSME, I conducted research in the automotive controls department modeling and validating my mathematical model of a steer-by-wire system. In parallel with this experience, I assisted the nanotechnology department by implementing a temperature controller with PID feedback for experiments with a cutting-edge bomb detection sensor. When I temporarily satisfied my control systems appetite, I conducted CAD work and design engineering for miniature unmanned aeronautical vehicles (UAV). I created camera mounts, brackets, and server racks for the aircraft's payload, ultimately for tracking ground objects when the UAV is airborne.    

Non-work hobbies: I took time off after graduate school to spend time with my family and friends on fishing trips, car maintenance, and fun activities before I began my working career. I thought it was meaningful to spend the time with them because they are so special to me, and because I would be moving away for a job.       

Engineering hobbies: I received my MSME this year to fulfill my educational goal. I didn't want to stop with just my Bachelor’s, but I also knew that a PhD wasn't for me because I didn't want a long-term career in academia. I decided that pursuing a Master’s degree would give me a strong knowledge foundation in control theory and make me a competitive candidate on the tough job market.           

Control Engineering Leader Under 40, class of 2010 logoMore? I like having a balance in my life. I love my work, but for the most part it requires me to sit in an office for most of the day, so when I get home I either go to the gym, bike ride, run, or something that keeps my blood flowing. Another fact about me is that I love to travel internationally and experience different cultures. I try and take a vacation every year to a place outside of the United States that will require me to use a language reference book or my charade skills.     

Start in controls: My first course in classical controls is definitely the place where I gained interest in the field. The application of control systems seemed to be revolutionary. I learned how cruise control worked, how to model simple systems, and finally, how to create a controller. This is a field that hits so many different industries, and there are lots of opportunities and projects out there. Check out as many organized conferences, societies, and school events as you can, and see for yourself!

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- Compiled by Renee R. Bassett for Control Engineering.

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