7 years of work experience


EDUCATION Tufts University, Medford, MA
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2017)
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude (2012)
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
Graduate courses in solar engineering (2014)

PUBLICATIONS 1.  Kadoko J, Karamanis G, Kirk T, Hodes M. One-Dimensional Analysis of Gas Diffusion-Induced Cassie to Wenzel State Transition. ASME. J. Heat Transfer. 2017;139(12):122006-122006-10
2.  Kadoko, J., et. al. (2018). Apparatus and method for forming an article. US Patent US11130639B2.
3.  Mayer M. D., Kadoko J., and Hodes M. . Two-Dimensional Numerical Analysis of Gas Diffusion-Induced Cassie to Wenzel State Transition. ASME. J. Heat Transfer. October 2021; 143(10): 103001.
4.  Kadoko, J., et. al. (2021). Modular pulley for continuous belt conveyor system . US Patent US11130639B2.
5.  Kadoko, J., et. al. (2021). Automatic Electric Vehicle Charging Device . US Patent US20210347274A1.
6.  Kadoko, J., et. al. (2021). Method and system for additive manufacturing of electrical devices . WO2021221663A1.


WORK EXPERIENCE Asensus Surgical
Staff Mechanical Engineer , (July 2021 – present)

  • R&D in robotic surgery
ABB Inc., Corporate Research Center
Senior Research Scientist , (September 2017 – July 2021)

  • Research in additive manufacturing, thermal management and packaging of power electronics and polymer processing
  • Project management
ABB Switzerland Ltd, PGHV-TG Dept., Zürich-Oerlikon, Switzerland

R&D Intern , (January 2017 — July 2017)

  • Numerical (FEA) modeling of manufacturing processes and evolution of stress in powder-filled epoxy
  • Experimentally determined material parameters through DMA, DSC, dilatometry and rheometry
  • Proposed design and process improvements based on simulation and experimental results
Tufts Mechanical Engineering Dept., Medford, MA, USA

Research Assistant, (June 2015 – August 2017)

  • Analytical modeling of gas diffusion-induced wetting transition in structured surfaces (2D and 1D)
  • Presented at ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conf. 2016, Washington, DC, USA
  • Lead author: One-Dimensional Analysis of Gas Diffusion-Induced Cassie to Wenzel State Transition, Journal of Heat Transfer (Accepted: March 17, 2017)

Teaching Assistant, (January 2015 – May 2016)

  • Assisted students and faculty to conduct engineering experiments and capstone design projects
  • Received ‘The 2016 Outstanding Teaching Assistant’ award

Research Assistant, (June 2010 – May 2012)

  • Designed and coordinated experiments to validate a motor vehicle navigation algorithm in urban settings
Solectria Renewables LLC, Lawrence, MA

Mechanical Design Engineer, (February 2012 — August 2014)

  • Developed workflow and guidelines for efficient and good-practice wire harness design (IPC-620)
  • Designed and maintained wire harnesses of new and existing smart grid-tied solar inverters
  • Designed copper and aluminum busbars, sheet metal and machined parts
  • Generated engineering drawings, customer labels, BOMs, and assembly and wiring instructions
  • Prepared and executed Engineering Changes


RELEVANT COURSES AND PROJECTS Courses: 3D Modeling, Manufacturing Processes, Linear Algebra, Vibrations and Dynamics, Digital controls of dynamic systems, Digital circuits design, Mechanical systems design and fabrication, Machine Design, Photovoltaics Manufacturing, Grid-connected Solar Systems, Electric Circuit Theory, Public Speaking, Technical Writing, and Web designing
Fire Fighting Robot Design Competition, Tufts Robotics, (December 2010 – March 2011)

  • Designed and fabricated an autonomous robot in a multi-disciplinary team of four
  • Programmed robot algorithm on an Arduino micro-controller
  • Won first prize in Robotics Olympiad exam
Concord Heat Pump Project, Tufts University, January 2015 – May 2015

  • Conducted technical research on cold-climate heat pump for heating and cooling applications in Concord, MA.
  • Presented findings to residents and stakeholders of Concord, MA.
Millstream Foundation Solar PV System Design, UMass Lowell, October 2014 – December 2014

  • Performed site analysis based on site visits, Google Earth, SketchUp, and PVSyst
  • Generated preliminary technical design of solar canopy and roof-top PV installation.


Alexandria Port Solar PV System Design, Medford, July 2015

  • Performed site analysis based on site photos, Google Earth, SketchUp, and PVSyst
  • Designed and generated technical drawings of solar PV roof-top PV installation.


COMPUTER SKILLS OnShape, MATLAB, COMSOL Multiphysics, LabVIEW, Google SketchUp, PVSyst, SolidWorks (incl. Routing, Electrical, and Composer), Python, HTML, CSS, C++ and Microsoft Office


COMMUNITY SERVICE Boston Cares, Boston, MA, July 2009 – 2012
Big Brother Big Sister , Boston, MA, December 2012 – 2014