Landon Mackey

Electrical power, electronic equipment, and circuit design have been my passion as long as I can remember, one of my favorite photographs of myself as a child is of me building my first transistor radio as a young boy.

Although the circuits and power electronics that I use now are far more sophisticated, my passion for the field has never been stronger. At a young age I found myself drawn to the armed services and with stunning evaluations on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), I received distinguished offers and I found my calling in the United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, where I enlisted and served as a Nuclear Submarine Electrician for six years.

I expanded my expertise through qualifying all senior watches as an electrician, and continuing to qualify both reactor operations and mechanical watch stations. I assisted the ship through an extensive overhaul period in which I coordinated activities and testing with shipyard entities.

Following military service, I was able to continue to hone my skills as and electrician and mechanic, while directly interfacing with customers as an overhead crane technician for KoneCranes, Inc. Working in hazardous environments such as chemical plants, steel mills, and mines cultivated a great respect for not only electrical safety, however all aspects of occupational safety. Jobs at great heights, high voltage, heavy equipment, and working directly overhead of an operating plant, drove my passion for excellence in safety.

I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering FREEDM at Systems Center at North Carolina State University. My internships at Ford Motor Company and ABB Corporate Research in D├Ątwill, Switzerland provided me with hands on testing and design experience in power electronics. I reciprocated my value to the projects through improving testing procedures, redesigning main test facility, and improving the schedule outlook of the project.

 

Title

Research Assistant
Student Body President Emeritus

Office

Keystone Science Center - Suite 100 - Cubicle C58

Type of DegreeDegree ProgramSchoolYear
Master of ScienceElectric Power Systems EngineeringNorth Carolina State University2016
Graduate CertificateRenewable Electric Energy SystemsNorth Carolina State University2016
Bachelor of ScienceElectrical EngineeringNorth Carolina State University2015

Research Areas

  • Power Electronics
  • Power Systems

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