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Vicky Luan

B.A. Chemistry

M.S. Materials science and engineering

 

Seeking a career in high performance apparel and footwear with hands-on experience. Primary focus on product and materials development of innovative and advanced soft materials for use in athletic garments. Excels at leadership, administration and team positions. Experience in research, analysis, product design, sketching, design and swim coaching.

 

Experience

Born Global Foundation

Sustainability Innovation Intern 

  • Research and propose novel methods of sustainability using biomimicry as the core concept

  • Collaborate with team members to integrate principles of biomimicry into emerging metric systems

  • Connect with clients to develop realistic solutions using Jungian archetypes and technoeconomic models

 

Boston University College of Engineering 

Graduate Researcher for ChIRP Research Group  

  • Investigated and reviewed studies on macro to micro-puncture resistance in various fabrics and materials

  • Developed modified testing method for chemical-free insect bite resistance in military uniform fabrics

  • Designed an enhanced simulated proboscis assembly for 60% greater efficiency and efficacy of testing

Winskill Dolphins Swim Club 

Assistant Head Coach 

  • Co-managed a competitive team of 120+ athletes (ages 4-18) including administration and registrations

  • Primarily trained a group of elite swimmers (ages 10-14) to the provincial and national levels

  • Designed detailed and successful training programs for pre-teen swimmers while mentoring coaches for the younger swimming programs

HealthTech Connex 

Summer Research Intern 

  • Assisted lead engineers on cutting-edge research projects associated with neuro-health technologies

  • Projects aimed specifically at monitoring treatment and recovery of traumatic brain injuries

 

Nike Factory Store

Retail Associate (“Part-Time Athlete”)   

  • Delivered high quality retail service by greeting and assisting all customers and encouraging promotions

  • Provided information knowledge about Nike footwear and apparel products to consumers

Boston, MA

May 2020 - present

Boston, MA

Sep 2019 - Jul 2020

Delta, BC

Sep 2016 - Aug 2018

Surrey, BC

May - Aug 2016

Delta, BC

Feb - Jul 2018

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Projects/Presentations

 

Skills

Microsoft Office

Word

Excel

Powerpoint

OneNote

Outlook

Adobe Creative Cloud

Acrobat

Lightroom

Illustrator

Photoshop

CAD

Creo Parametric 5.0

Accumark Gerber

Programming

MATLAB

C

HTML

Java

Other

Wix

Colorado Timing System 6.0

iMovie

Final Cut Pro

aPriori

Languages

Mandarin

French

 
 

Education

School of Fashion Design

Part-Time Certificate in Fashion Design

Boston University

Master of Science with Practice in Materials Science and Engineering

Concentrations in nanomaterials and product development

University of Rochester

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

Minor in Psychology as a Social Science

Relevant Coursework:

Boston, MA

Dec 2021

Boston, MA

Sep 2020

Rochester, NY

May 2016

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Product Realization

Product Design

Polymers & Soft Materials

Kinetic Processes of Materials

Introduction to Solid State Physics

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Structure and Bonding

3D CAD and Machine Components

Introduction to Nanotechnology

Patternmaking I

Construction I

CAD Apparel I (Accumark Gerber)

Fashion Sketching I