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Michael Young


Previous positions

  • Graduate Student Researcher at McCulloch Lab
  • Clinical Engineering Student Assistant at Wexner Medical Center


University of California, San Diego, Master of Science (M.S.), Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering




I am a Software V&V Engineer that works with Software Development and Systems Engineering to develop and implement test protocols that verify requirements and identify defects. Previously, I worked in the Cardiac Mechanics Research Group where I built patient specific cardiac models for finite element analysis using a variety of scripting/programming and 3D modeling techniques. We used these models for running electrophysiological and biomechanical simulations which we correlated to patient outcomes for cardiac resynchronization therapy.


  • Software Verification and Validation Engineer

    Hologic, Inc.

    August 2018 – Present(1 year 2 months)San Diego, California

    • Develop and execute test protocols for software requirements that cover UI, functionality of TCP/IP and serial communications, and functionality of robotic diagnostics instruments and lab automation systems. • Work with software developers, systems engineers, and R&D engineers to refine requirements for web applications and physical instruments. • Follow good documentation practices and utilize multiple quality systems such as JIRA, HP Quality Center and Oracle. • Review other V&V Engineers protocols and executions to ensure they are grammatically correct, accurately verifying the requirements, and are concise and precise in their wording.

  • Graduate Student Researcher

    McCulloch Lab

    March 2017 – July 2018(1 year 4 months)San Diego, California

    • Work independently to develop patient-specific finite elements models with complex, realistic geometry and constitutive equations to predict outcomes of cardiac resynchronization therapy. • Develop and modify python and MATLAB scripts to run finite element electromechanical simulations. I created a MATLAB algorithm that is 100 times more precise and 20 times faster than previous script. • Develop project management skills by working on multiple problems of diverse scope simultaneously, such as: 3D geometrical modeling, data analysis, scripting with software (MATLAB and python), performing statistical tests, and running as many as 10 biomechanical simulations simultaneously. • Analyze data and abstract clinically meaningful informatiom using Excel, Matlab, and python and critical thinking skills. • Maintain excellent communication with and present findings to technical teams using graphs and diagrams.

  • Clinical Engineering Student Assistant

    Wexner Medical Center

    March 2016 – July 2016(4 months)Columbus, OH

    • Perform Preventative Maintenance on medical devices. Our team of around 10 people performed preventative maintenance on over 4000 infusion pumps one month! • Troubleshoot each medical device using systematic problem-solving methods to find the fault in electromechanical systems. I once was able to solve a telemetry problem that was preventing MRIs from being taken, which was costing the hospital thousands of dollars. • Perform hands-on repairs of medical devices using a variety of tools and methods.

  • Research Assistant

    Stoodley Lab

    August 2015 – June 2016(10 months)Ohio State Department of Microbial Infection

    • Write and orally defend Undergraduate Thesis to earn research distinction. • Develop Test Methods to determine mechanical properties of novel surgical mesh. • Perform mechanical testing experiments independently using tensile an MTS testing frame. • Analyze data, generate reports to document test results and report results to technical team.

  • • Design mitts for use in a clinical setting to add critical safety aspects and increase compliance for patients with stroke. • Ensure success of product design with objectives, functions, and constraints best suited for therapy and abiding by ISO standards. • Make innovative technologies by incorporating feedback from clinicians with my cross-functional team. • Practice the Product Development process and think about things that are important for a product design, such as: potential manufacturing methods, cost, material selection, and keeping the end-user in mind throughout the product development process

  • Sales Floor Team Member


    September 2014 – October 2015(1 year 1 month)Columbus, Ohio Area

    • Develop superb time management skills as I work 20-30 hours a week and maintain academic excellence • Ensure guests have an amazing experience in store via weekly “Vibe Score” surveys • Simultaneously balance and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment • Drive sales by keeping sales floor up to brand standard and providing excellent customer service

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant

    The Ohio State University

    January 2014 – June 2014(5 months)Ottesen Lab

    Researching post-translational modifications in histone proteins using expressed protein ligation. Expressing and purifying proteins. Making buffer solutions and gels for electrophoresis.

  • Student

    The Ohio State University

    January 2013 – May 2013(4 months)Columbus, Ohio Area

    • Design microfluidics device for testing of yeast adhesion on different topographies in SolidWorks. • Optimize design for shear stress at the bottom of the channel using fluid flow simulations in SolidWorks.


  • University of California, San Diego

    Master of Science (M.S.), Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

    2016 – 2018

    Thesis: Evaluating Patient-Specific Computational Models of Dyssynchronous Heart Failure

  • The Ohio State University

    Bachelor of Science (BS), Biomedical/Medical Engineering

    2012 – 2016

    Focus in Biomaterials and Biomechanics Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Research Distinction

    Activities and Societies

    Biomedical engineering society.

  • Bristol High School

    High School

    2010 – 2012

    Activities and Societies

    Beta Club, National Honor Society, Soccer, Basketball, Track

Skills & Expertise

  • Software Verification
  • Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Matlab
  • Solidworks
  • Data Analysis
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Python
  • Microsoft Office
  • 3D Modeling
  • Technical Writing
  • PowerPoint
  • Research
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Manual Software Testing
  • Teamwork
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Word
  • Protocol Writing
  • Creative Problem Solving