Shaun Houlihan

Shaun Houlihan

Design Engineer

San Francisco Bay Area
Aviation & Aerospace

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Shaun Houlihan's Overview

  • Mechanical Engineer at Pumpkin Inc
  • Product Design Engineer at HED Labs
  • Technician at Georgia Institute of Technology CIMS Lab
  • RISE Research Scholar at Technische Universität Darmstadt; System Reliability & Machine Acoustics
  • Bicycle Repairman at New Zealand Green Bike Trust
  • Researcher at Engineering Students Without Borders

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Shaun Houlihan's Summary

Mechanical/Electrical engineer with an interest in space and aeronautics, electronics, automation, architecture, and product design. Repeated success managing engineering projects throughout development life cycle. Extensive CAD experience.

Shaun Houlihan's Experience

Mechanical Engineer

Pumpkin Inc

February 2013Present (1 year 8 months) San Francisco

Mechanical design of modular small satellite systems. Firmware development.

Product Design Engineer

HED Labs

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Engineering & design consultancy -


Wheelz, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Consumer Services industry

July 2012January 2013 (7 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Designed PCB test fixture equipment and injection molded parts. Consulted on production and manufacturing issues. Wrote firmware for ARM microcontrollers.

Mechanical Engineer


Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Aviation & Aerospace industry

June 2010October 2011 (1 year 5 months) Mukilteo, WA

Designed mechanical equipment for Airbus composite wing assembly factory. Managed fabrication and testing of large machine equipment.

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

February 2010June 2010 (5 months) Long Beach, CA

Developed software for optimizing design of liquid fueled rockets and predicting launch trajectory.


Georgia Institute of Technology CIMS Lab

January 2007December 2008 (2 years)

Designed and built equipment for mass spectrometers, including RF circuitry, electronics enclosures, mounting hardware, and power supplies.

RISE Research Scholar

Technische Universität Darmstadt; System Reliability & Machine Acoustics

July 2006September 2006 (3 months)

Modeled frequency response of structures and damping systems using MATLAB, Simulink, and ANSYS. Developed an improved PID feedback control method for active noise reduction in buildings.

Bicycle Repairman

New Zealand Green Bike Trust

March 2006June 2006 (4 months)

Repaired bicycles for a local bikeshare program as part of a grant to study in New Zealand.


Engineering Students Without Borders

20052005 (less than a year)

Preliminary research into water quality issues, current treatment methods, and possible improvements to water purification in La Lima, Honduras.

Shaun Houlihan's Skills & Expertise

  1. Solidworks
  2. Matlab
  3. Catia
  4. Electronics
  5. Microsoft Office
  6. Programming
  7. Aerospace
  8. Excel
  9. ANSYS
  10. Linux
  11. Problem Solving
  12. PowerPoint
  13. Troubleshooting
  14. Technical Writing
  15. Engineering
  16. Word
  17. Analysis
  18. Finite Element Analysis
  19. Altium Designer
  20. PCB design
  21. Embedded C
  22. Product Design
  23. Product Development
  24. Sensors
  25. Manufacturing
  26. Testing
  27. Mechanical Engineering
  28. CAD

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Shaun Houlihan's Education

Georgia Institute of Technology

BS, Mechanical Engineering


Activities and Societies: Students Organizing for Sustainability, WREK Radio, Engineering Students Without Borders.

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