Lubos Brieda

Permanent Address:
8647-A Beekman Place
Alexandria, VA 22309
School Address:
1302 B Mary Jane Circle
Blacksburg, VA 24060


B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics Minor, 2000-Present

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

  • GPA: 3.62

  • Anticipated graduation date: May 2003

  • Earned and financed majority of educational and living expenses


B.S. Aerospace Engineering, 1998-2000

Florida Tech, Melbourne, FL

  • GPA: 3.82

  • Additional coursework: Introduction to Astronomy, Introduction to Space Science


Simulation of Electrostatic Spacecraft Thrusters, Spring 2001-Present

Dr. Joseph Wang, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech

  • Responsible for development of visualization code capable of simulating a plasma flow in thrusters of variable geometry

  • Integration of the code with the USAF Research Labs’ COLISEUM project

  • Computer modeling of the thrust developed by vacuum-arc micro-thrusters; comparison with experimental results


Pratt & Whitney, Summer 2002

Engineering Intern, Combustors, Augmentors & Nozzles

  • Involved in process improvement initiatives, including a design of a kit cart used to collect and assemble details into a finished product

  • Performed furnace data analysis as a part of investigation into vane disbonds

  • Dimensioned and sketched various probing units using Unigraphics


Virginia Tech, Fall 2002-Spring 2002

Computer Support Assistant, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • Redesigned a MS Access database used to award scholarships

  • Developed an HTML form for the web-based scholarship application process


Honeywell, January–June 2001

Engineering Co-op, Greer Aerospace Services

  • Updated operation procedures for disassembly, inspection and assembly of the AGT-1500 turbo-shaft engine and cataloged its major components

  • Assisted with the transfer of laser cladding technologies to the Greer site  


Florida Tech, Spring 2000

Group Leader, Aerospace Practicum

  • Designed a model airplane that would carry a maximum weight using a supplied engine while flying around a stationary post

  • Used machine shop tools to create airfoils and the aircraft’s skeleton

  • Reported on outcome using a detailed sketch created with Pro-Engineer


Microsoft Windows, UNIX, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, FrontPage

Visual Basic, C++, HTML, JavaScript, MATLAB

Unigraphics, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Mathematica, VTK


Sigma Gamma Tau – Aerospace Honor Society. Secretary

Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society

AIAA – American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautic