OSPE’s 2020 Board of Directors Candidate: Nicholas Burgwin, P.Eng.

PLEASE NOTE: Voting for the election opens March 23.

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Nicholas BurgwinNAME

Nicholas Burgwin, P.Eng.

EMPLOYER AND POSITION

Fibos Inc., Co-Founder/CEO

EDUCATION

  • MASc., Electrical Engineering – Ryerson University – 2016
  • BASc., Electrical Engineering – University of Toronto – June 2010

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • 2016 – Present – Fibos Inc., Co-Founder and CEO
  • 2015 – Present – University of Toronto, Administrator for ECE 4th Year Design Course (ECE496)
  • 2014 – 2016 – Ryerson University, Graduate Assistant
  • 2013 – 2016 – NBCircuits, Part-Time – Owner, Electronics Design Engineer
  • 2013 – 2014 – Advanced Test & Automation, R&D Electrical Technical Lead
  • 2012 – 2013 – L-3 Wescam, Electrical Hardware Engineer
  • 2010 – 2012 – mySpark Technologies, Electrical Hardware Engineer

ACTIVITIES IN ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS

  • PEO East Toronto Chapter Board Member, Treasurer

YEARS OF REGISTRATION WITH PROFESSION

  • Ontario Professional Engineer since May 2015

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Administrator for ECE496 (Design Course) at the University of Toronto – 5th year

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Vex Robotics – Design Judge (5 events)
  • Formula Bharat – Design Judge (4 events, held in January in India each year)
  • Founder of Formula North (now Formula SAE North) – Director for 8 years

CONFERENCE OR TECHNICAL PAPERS

Many different technical and business presentations associated with optical measurements and the technology we are developing at Fibos. A few notable events include Photonics North, PIWG Technical Conference, Western Regional Strain Gauge Committee, Sensors Expo, Automotive Testing Expo, Shenzhen pitch competition.

CANDIDATE STATEMENT

Nicholas graduated from the University of Toronto in 2010 as an Electrical Engineer and went straight into industry. Throughout his time in industry, he worked on a number of sensor applications and quickly began to recognize the limitations that exist with electrical solutions. A better alternative had to exist, and this was found through research being done at Ryerson University with fiber optic sensors. With a background in solving real world problems, Nicholas went back to school and completed his Master’s degree at Ryerson University in August 2016, with his research focused towards developing a unique, low-cost solution that could enable the replacement of conventional electrical strain gauges. Nicholas obtained his Professional Engineer certification in September 2015 and has been a strong supporter of the education of future engineers, acting as a course administer at the University of Toronto and volunteering for a number of different events, such as VEX, and Formula North. The opportunity to be involved with the OSPE Board would be an honour and in-line with the desire to educate and grow the engineering community in Ontario.

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