jrbarhydt Research Engineer | Zap Energy Inc.
BARHYDT, JR. Research Engineer.
JR is a research engineer for Zap Energy, focusing on optical diagnostics and HPC administration. They are concurrently pursuing a Masters of Science in AI from Johns Hopkins University.
JR worked as an undergraduate researcher in the FuZE lab at the UW until their graduation with honors from the UW Physics Department (with a minor in Applied Mathematics) in 2018. Their work on FuZE primarily centered around diagnostics, focusing on the Mach-Zehnder HeNe Interferometry system. They pursued their Masters Degree at ETH in Zurich while working at Optotune AG as a R&D Software Engineer, where they built OQC test systems and embedded control software for tunable optical actuators. Additionally, they have worked in the non-profit sector as an Assistant Director of Fundraising for Grassroots Campaigns and Public Outreach LLC.