Analog and hybrid electronics component level designer with experience in fibre optic telecommunication, heavy industries and university research. Including experience with digital design including FPGA (hardware, HDL, functional descriptions), high speed (ECL, PECL, GaAs), microprocessors and loose logic.
Research Lab Technologist
In the Physics Department, quantum optics research labs, design and construction of custom electronic equipment for use in quantum optics research. Full and up to date listing and details of most projects (confidential collaborations are not shown) is available at http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~astummer.
Self-employed and Student 2002-2003
Electronics Design, Networking
Electronics consulting, electrical and technology applications and installations, CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) networking course
Canadian Air & Space Museum 2001-Present
Team Leader, Replica Avro Arrow wing construction, 2001-2008
Board of Directors, volunteer 2003-2004Volunteer, Replica Avro Arrow hydraulics construction, 2008-
Eng Tech 3
2002-3 CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), incomplete
1974–1977 Ryerson University,
Certification: CET, OACETT.
Kayaking, bicycling, skiing, carpentry, on OFVIC charity fund raising committee, volunteer at the Canadian Air & Space Museum.
Contact information is available on request
U.S. #6,678,088 “Optical amplifier transient control apparatus” Method of fast constant gain control of fibre amplifiers, in single or cascaded configuration, with multiple pumping configurations.
“Systems and methods for detecting fault conditions and detecting and preventing potentially dangerous conditions in an optical system” Methods for detecting faults (e.g. fibre breaks) and shutting off high power pumps in fibre amplifiers before they can hurt anyone.
WO 01/51970 Ibid
PUBLICATIONSM. H. T. Extavour, L. J. LeBlanc, T. Schumm, B. Cieslak, S. Myrskog, A. Stummer, S. Aubin, and J. H. Thywissen
Dual-species quantum degeneracy of 40K and 87Rb on an atom chip
Atomic Physics 20, 241-249 (2006) [pdf][cond-mat/0609259]
S. Aubin, S. Myrskog, M.H.T. Extavour, L. J. LeBlanc, D. McKay, A. Stummer, J. H. Thywissen
Rapid sympathetic cooling to Fermi degeneracy on a chip
Nature Physics 2, 384-387 (2006) [journal link] [pdf]
Trapping fermionic 40K and bosonic 87Rb on a chip
S. Aubin, M. H. T. Extavour, S. Myrskog, L. J. LeBlanc, J. Estève, S. Singh, P. Scrutton, D. McKay, R. McKenzie, I. Leroux, A. Stummer, and J. H. Thywissen
J. Low Temp. Phys. 140 , 377 (2005) [PDF]