My name is Samuel Belden, and I am an undergraduate student at MIT earning a Bachelor's Degree in
Materials Science and Engineering, with a minor in Mechanical Engineering.
I'm primarily interested in mechanical design, materials selection, and aerospace. My focus in Materials Engineering has generally been in metallurgy, ceramics, and composites. I have been
involved in various materials science projects
and research over my four years here, ranging from lab work to hands-on
prototyping and manufacturing.
I enjoy working on hands-on, challenging engineering projects, both as a hobby and as a career. I've built my own electron microscope that can 'see' atoms, made custom injection molded yo-yo's, and am working on building my own carbon fiber bike, along with various other projects. I'm always up to something.
Outside of school, I'm an avid backpacker, camper, hiker, rock climber, canoer, rower, cook, baker, and entrepreneur.
While at Apple, I worked primarily on both the AirPower wireless charging mat and the next generation iPhone 8 and 8+. I designed and fabricated several test setups through collaboration with electrical engineering, materials, and product design teams for benchmarking technologies and conducting user experience studies. I extensively used NX CAD, ANSYS mechanical, thermal, and electromagnetic simulation software, and Matlab.
At CEiiA, I performed market analysis and research on battery managment system (BMS) options for a large 30kg UAV. I designed multiple BMS options in Eagle and had them manufactured and tested. I also performed several carbon fiber layups for another intern's 3-axis gimal design.