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By:Grant Oddoye <grant.oddoye@qq.com>
Date: 10 February 2019

CV / Resume for Grant Oddoye

Personal Details; Education; Employment History; Language Skills; Teaching Skills; Teaching Introduction; Interests & Activities; Nutritional / Cooking / Culinary Skills; General / Manual Labourer Skills; Electronic Skills; Computer Skills; GrantOddoyeComments07November2018;

Personal Details
Current Job Role(s): Engineer, Scientist, Educational Content Developer, Teacher, Tutor;
Email Address: grant.oddoye@qq.com; grant.oddoye@gmail.com;
Skype: grant.oddoye
WeChat: grantoddoye2

02/10/2000 – 24/06/2004 Electrical and Information Engineering, Master of Engineering (MEng) / Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree with Honours (Hons.), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

First two years: Engineering (Mechanics, Structures, Mathematical Methods, Materials, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Software)

Third year modules: 3B1 Radio Frequency (RF) Circuits, 3B2 Integrated Digital Electronics, 3B3 Power Electronics, 3B5 Semiconductor Engineering, 3B6 Photonic Technology, 3E2 Marketing, 3F1 Signals and Systems, 3F4 Data Transmission, 3F5 Computer and Network Systems, 3F6 Software Engineering and Design.

Fourth year modules: 4B8 Electronic System Design, 4B10 Optoelectronic Technologies, 4B14 Solar Electronic Power, 4B15 Advanced Telecommunication Networks, 4E4 Management of Technology, 4E7 Enterprise and Business Development, 4F5 Digital Communications, 4F12 Computer Vision and Robotics.

Third year projects: 1. Programming an ARM microprocessor using Verilog and ARM Assembly Language, and 2. Programming a piece of circuit simulator software using C++ on the university engineering department distributed UNIX / LINUX system.

Fourth year project: Programming a music conversion application called Vinyl Digitizer using Python.

23/07/2015 – 19/09/2015 120-hour SeriousTEFL Diploma Course, SeriousTeachers, (www.seriousteachers.com/TEFL)

TEFL Modules covered: Teaching Grammar; Teaching Comprehension; Pronunciation & Vocabulary; Teaching Techniques for Expressing Ideas; Teaching Idioms; Teaching Writing; How To Find & Teach Your Own Students; Classroom Preparation & Teaching Tips; Business English; Techniques for Teaching Children; Phonetics; Curriculum Development; Student Assessment; Teaching Abroad;

14/09/2015 – 18/09/2015 Controlling Sensors Efficiently with MCUs Course, Design News Continuing Education Centre (CEC), (www.designnews.com)

Course Modules covered: Sensors in the IoT (Internet of Things); MCUs (Micro Controller Units) as Sensor Controllers; Example MCU-based Sensor Designs; More Example Designs; Future Trends;

16/09/2015 – 08/12/2015 DelftX: ET3034x Solar Energy Course, TU Delft University, through edX, (www.edx.org)

Course Modules covered: Introduction to Solar Energy; Working Principle of a Semiconductor Based Solar Cell; Solar Cell Operation, Performance and Design Rules; PV Technology Based on Crystalline Silicon; Thin-Film PV Technologies; Third Generation PV and Other Ways to Utilize Solar Energy; PV Systems - Components and Concepts; PV Systems - Applications and Design;

26/09/2015 – 07/11/2015 EPFLx: BrainX Cellular Mechanisms of Brain Function Course, ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL), Polytechnic University, through edX, (www.edx.org)

Course Modules covered: Structure and function of the fundamental building blocks of the mammalian brain, its synapses and neurons; Neuronal networks, with specific emphasis on the interactions of excitatory glutamatergic and inhibitory GABAergic neurons; Neuronal network function in the context of sensory processing ultimately leading to behavioral decisions and motor output;

28/09/2015 – 05/10/2015 PIPE02x: Introduction to Running Pipe in Oil and Gas Wells Course, Tenaris University, through edX, (www.edx.org)

Course Modules covered: Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) Services Overview; Why Pipe Matters; OCTG Products Introduction; Pre-Running Operations; Running Accessories; Running Equipment; Alignment; Use of Thread Compound; Make-Up Analysis; Make-up Example; Assembly sequence;

30/09/2015 – 19/10/2015 ANA101x: Human Anatomy Course, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, through edX, (www.edx.org)

Course Modules covered: Body systems and important organs; Anatomical orientation and skeletal system; The muscular system; The nervous system and special senses; Cardiovascular and pulmonary system; Strokes;

12/10/2015 – 06/12/2015 PurdueX: nano521x Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics, Part B: Quantum Transport Course, Purdue University, through edX, (www.edx.org)

Course Modules covered: Time-Dependent and Time-Independent Schrödinger Wave Equations; Complex Matrices; Basis Functions; Quantum Models; Energy Eigenvalues; Graphene; Non-Equilibrium Green’s Functions (NEGF) Equations; Resonant Tunneling; Fermi's Golden Rule; Elastic and Inelastic Scattering; Lattices; Spin Transport;

25/10/2015 – 01/11/2015 DAT203x: Data Science and Machine Learning Essentials Course, Microsoft Corporation, through edX, (www.edx.org)

Course Modules covered: Introduction and Data Science Theory; Working with Data; Visualization, and Building and Evaluating Models; Regression, Classification, and Unsupervised Learning; Recommenders and Publishing your Work;

13/02/2016 – 07/03/2016 ChalmersX: ChM003x Sensing Planet Earth – from Core to Outer Space Course, Chalmers University of Technology, through edX, (www.edx.org)

Course Modules covered: Introduction to Sensing Planet Earth; Sensors and Statistics; Introduction to Solid Earth; Measurements Techniques - Overview; Volcanoes; Geodetic Techniques; Space Geodetic Techniques; Introduction to Atmosphere; Groundbased Observations; Satellite Measurements; Introduction to Biosphere; Biosphere; Forests; Ground Measurements; Airborne Measurements; Radar Measurements; Spaceborne Measurements;

06/03/2016 – 17/03/2016 BerkeleyX: Policy01x: Solving Public Policy Problems: UC Berkeley's Eightfold Path Course, University of California, Berkeley, through edX, (www.edx.org)

Course Modules covered: Opening: Thinking In New Ways About Public Problems; The Eightfold Path: What Is It?; Policy Analysis: Its History & Context; Why The Eightfold Path?; Step 1: “Define The Problem”; Step 2: "Assemble Some Evidence"; Step 3: "Construct The Alternatives"; Step 4: "Select the Criteria"; Step 5: "Project the Outcomes"; Step 6: "Confront the Trade-Offs”; Steps 7 & 8: "Decide!" and "Tell Your Story"; Putting It All Together; Special Topics: Implementation, Government Roles, and Leadership;

22/03/2016 – 28/03/2016 HarvardX: PH231x Readings in Global Health Course, Harvard University, through edX, (www.edx.org)

Course Modules covered: Measuring the Global Burden of Disease; Globalization, Climate Change, and Human Health; The Perpetual Challenge of Infectious Diseases; Response to the AIDS Pandemic—A Global Health Model; Pandemic Preparedness and Response—Lessons from the H1N1 Influenza of 2009; Designing Tomorrow’s Vaccines; Disease Eradication; Behavioral and Dietary Risk Factors for Noncommunicable Diseases; Global Effects of Smoking, of Quitting, and of Taxing Tobacco; Noncommunicable Diseases; Mental Health and the Global Agenda; Injuries; Global Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health—So Near and Yet So Far; Health Care Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries; Natural Disasters, Armed Conflict, and Public Health; Governance Challenges in Global Health; Global Health Law; Global Supply of Health Professionals;

14/03/2016 – 06/05/2016 ASU: AST111x Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy Course, Arizona State University (ASU), through edX, (www.edx.org)

Course Modules covered: Night Sky; Phases Of The Moon; Seasons; Retrograde Motion; Geocentric Model; Orbits; Heliocentric Model; Gravity; Tides; Weightlessness; Light, Matter, and their Interaction; Telescopes; Detectors; Highlights Of The Planets; Moons; Dwarf Planets; Birth Of Solar System; Frostline; Era Of Bombardment; Terrestrial Planet Surfaces and Interiors; Terrestrial Planet Atmospheres; Greenhouse Effect; Coriolis Effect; Jovian Interiors, Atmospheres, and Ring Systems; Comets; Asteroids; Collisions; Exoplanets; Hot Jupiters; Earth’s Twin; SETI; Chemical Rockets; Nuclear Rockets; Light Sails;

08/06/2016 Vision with Precision Webinar Series: Xilinx Embedded Vision Solutions for Machine Vision Applications, IEEE Continuing Education, (ieee-elearning.org/CLE/)

13/06/2016 – 15/06/2016 NFC Online Course with Hands-On Exercises, ST Microelectronics through Udemy, (st-mooc.udemy.com)

Course Modules covered: NFC Basics and Standardization; NFC Portfolio; M24LR Dynamic Tags; M24SR Dynamic Tags; NFC Antenna Design; NFC Transceivers; NFC / RFID Tags;

23/06/2016 Labroots Webinar Series: DNA & RNA Sequencing Sample Prep: Automating Simple to Complex Methods, PACE Continuing Education, (labroots.com)

09/1992 – 07/1999 Merchiston Castle School, UK, Grades obtained: STEP papers: Physics: 1, Maths (Paper II): 2; A-levels: Maths: A, Further Maths: A, Physics: A, Chemistry: A; A/S-level: Electronics: A; GCSEs: 4A*s/6As
Activities: I really enjoyed Athletics at school especially 100m Sprint, Hurdles, Long Jump and High Jump. I also enjoyed Basketball, Cricket, Soccer, Table Tennis and Rugby. I also liked Skateboarding and Scratch/Mix DJing on Vinyl Music Record Turntables, CD Turntables and MP3 Turntables.

Employment History
17/09/2017 – Now Engineer, Scientist, Educational Content Developer, Teacher, Tutor, Edugear Ltd
This role involves Electronic, Electrical and Information Engineering, as well as Scientific Research, Educational Content Development, Teaching and Tutoring for many age groups of students. Skills Used: Altera Field Gate Programmable Array (FPGA) mixed-signal (analogue and digital) design using Register-Transfer Level (RTL) Verilog and VHDL programming for Renewable Energy Power Management Systems (REPMSs) and Hybrid Music Synthesizers; ST Microelectronics STM32 MicroController Unit (MCU) mixed-signal design using Embedded C for similar circuits (including Energy Harvesters, Ethernet, 4-20mA Current Loop Optical Diode, Accelerometer (Gravimetric) and Magnetometer Sensors; Electronic Test Bench design and use; Soldering;

16/05/2017 – 16/09/2017 Maths Teacher, MediaKids, Thailand
This role involved teaching maths to middle school and high school students near Bangkok. Skills Used: Set Theory; Relations and Functions; Trigonometry; Geometry; Highest Common Factors (HCFs) and Lowest Common Multiples (LCMs);

18/06/2013 – 15/05/2017 Electronic Hardware, Firmware and ICT Engineer, Edugear Ltd, UK
This role involved the research and development of new engineering and science kits that cover the industries of renewable energy, audio visual and medical technologies. Skills Used: Altera FPGA design using RTL Verilog and VHDL, and STM32 MCU design using Embedded C for REPMSs, Hybrid Music Synthesizers, Wearable Medical Devices and Medical Diagnostic Kits; Gravimetry, Magnetometry and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Research; Confocal Microscopy with Nitrogen Vacancy (NV) Centers in Synthetic Diamonds for the Detection of Metabolites in Biochemical Reactions for Cancer Research; (nano) MicroElectroMechanicalSystems ((n)MEMSs) design for ExtraTerrestrial/Space Research;

07/02/2013 – 17/06/2013 CIE Physics Teacher, Nanhai International Education Center, China
This role involved preparing and conducting CIE Physics lessons for high school students at A/S and Pre-A/S Levels (3 A/S classes and 2 Pre-A/S classes with approximately 25 students in each class). Skills Used: CIE Syllabi and Exam Paper review; Focus on Descriptive Questions; Experiment/Practical Examination Techniques; Real World Concept and Application case studies/review;

25/11/2011 – 06/02/2013 Electronic Hardware, ICT and Software Engineer,

Edugear Ltd, UK
This role involved designing digital, analogue and mixed-signal electronics kits that utilize assembly language and embedded C within microcontrollers for digital functionality and discrete components for analogue functionality. It also involved developing experimental science applications using Python, C / C++, XML, XHTML and 2D / 3D CAD modelling tools. Both the applications and kits were geared towards high school and university students, as well as hobbyists. Skills Used: PIC Assembly Language; Embedded C for PICs and other MCUs; Python for Windows and Linux Applications (utilizing Libraries for Spreadsheets, Graphs, Complicated Vectors and Matrices); (Procedural/Objective) C / C++ for Drivers and GUI-based Human Computer Interface (HCI) Applications; Soldering;

22/09/2011 – 24/11/2011 ICT and Maths/Physics Teacher, NIIT and Lincoln Community School, Ghana
These roles involved preparing and conducting Human Computer Interface (HCI) and Structured Systems Analysis and Design (SSAD) classes for NIIT, and conducting various Maths and Physics classes for Lincoln Community School. Skills Used: GUI review, assessment and design; Operating System (OS) review / assessment; Block, Data Flow and UML Diagram design;

02/06/2011 – 03/08/2011 Science/English Teacher, LinguaTutor, Berlitz and British Education, China
These roles involved preparing and conducting various different science and English lessons for a wide variety of students and business people. Skills Used: Conversational and Business English lesson plans for many ages; Science lesson plans for Middle to Senior High School;

01/08/2010 – 01/06/2011 Electronic Hardware and Software Development, UK
During this time I developed some of my own electronics and software projects with a view to taking them to market in the future. Skills Used: PIC Assembly; Embedded C / C++ for PIC16s; Educational Electronic Kit interfacing and Test Bench design; Soldering; Python; Application C++;

01/08/2009 – 31/07/2010 CIE Physics/IELTS/Oral English Teacher, Shanghai Guanghua College, China
This role involved preparing and conducting CIE Physics, Oral English and IELTS English lessons for high school students. Skills Used: CIE/IELTS Syllabus, Multiple Choice and Descriptive Exam Paper Questions development; Experiment/Practical Real World Example use;

02/02/2009 – 30/06/2009 GAC ICT/Science/English Teacher, Suzhou Foreign Language School, China
This role involved preparing and conducting ICT, Science and English lessons for primary, junior and high school students. Skills Used: GAC/ACT Syllabus use; CIE Maths Syllabus use;

01/09/2008 – 01/02/2009 Renewable Energy Engineering Student, Newcastle University, UK
During this time I studied the following modules that are part of an MSc (REFLEX course): Resources, Generation and Energy Conversion, Grid Systems, Electrical Generation Systems, Wind and Hydro Energy Technology, Mechanical Power Transmission, Marine and Offshore Devices, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, Marine and Offshore Structures and Systems, Biomass and Waste Technology, Policy, Politics & Ethics, Energy Management. Skills Used: In-depth Renewable Energy research;

17/09/2007 – 18/08/2008 Business English Teacher, Education First and Nova, China and Japan
This role involved preparing and conducting English language lessons for a wide variety of students and business people. Skills Used: Conversational Business English lesson preparation and presentation;

02/05/2006 – 17/11/2006 Conference Technician, Brähler ICS, UK
This role involved installing and operating equipment for company conferences such as microphones, PAs, Simultaneous Interpretation booths, infrared transmitters, radio transceivers and computer operated voting systems. I also maintained and repaired the equipment when necessary. There was a substantial element of client-facing within this job both whilst running an event and also whilst preparing quotes for customers and liaising with them on the telephone. Skills Used: DigiMic, Digital Voting Software and Hardware setup, Electronic Mixed-Signal Audio/Visual (A/V) Equipment inventory, transportation and off-site/on-site setup and testing; Long-Range driving;

24/09/2005 – 09/03/2006 Prototype Development Engineer, Macbeth Studio Systems, UK
This role involved designing, building and testing circuit boards for electronic music synthesizers via CAD based PCB design tools, prototyping and fabrication software, and various bench testing equipment and techniques to include custom PCB prototyping, Cathode Ray Oscilloscope signal analysis, Multimeter circuit profiling and Logic Probe circuit inspection. Skills Used: Analogue with Hybrid (General) MIDI-to-CV Music Synthesizer prototyping, design, soldering, assembling and testing;

04/07/2005 – 18/08/2005 Office Messenger, Scottish Executive, UK
This role involved collecting, sorting and distributing mail and other items within the Scottish Executive building. It also involved liaising with various couriers and mail men, and with other members of staff. Skills Used: Liaising with many governmental departments; Trolleying large amounts of mail;

11/04/2005 – 16/06/2005 Software Test Engineer, Cisco, UK
This role involved writing and maintaining test scripts that are written in TCL. These test scripts are used to run regressions on various server side software images on various routers in a lab. These lab routers are configured to emulate real world networks. Cross-platform development was a major part of this position as Unix/Linux and Windows were used extensively. Bash shell scripting was used to run the regressions and to make/build the various components of the programs. Extracting and sending data to the various Cisco routers in the lab was an integral part of the job and as such firmware programming techniques were used as well as pure software techniques. In depth analysis of IP packet data structures and byte code was also a significant part of the role. An international defect tracking system was used within the company on a daily basis and code reviews and meetings were also carried out frequently. Skills Used: Complicated Bug Tracking Software platform use; Data Centre Router Hardware testing;

14/02/2005 – 06/04/2005 Administrator, British Telecom, UK
This role involved phone line and network administration. Skills Used: Setting Up phone lines; Liaising with customers;

29/06/2004 – 17/08/2004 Customer Services Advisor, Scottish Widows, UK
This role involved insurance policy administration. Skills Used: Setting Up insurance policies; Liaising with customers;

01/06/2001 – 31/08/2001 Computer Programmer, RFX Ltd, UK
This role involved designing, writing and testing various elements of software that were used to measure the frequency of crystal oscillators and control the various test instruments associated with them. The software was written in C/C++ and used the LabWindows/CVI development platform that was configured to interact with various National Instrument (NI) test equipment via a customized RS232 transfer protocol. The crystal oscillators to be tested were to be set to military specifications and therefore were placed in a test oven and heated to various different temperatures and the resultant frequencies of their oscillation were logged via an NI frequency tester and a graph plotted via my software on the LabWindows/CVI platform. Skills Used: OCXO and TCXO Crystal Oscillator Temperature Oven and Frequency Lab Test Equipment Driver and GUI test and development;

Language Skills
 Native English speaker (CEFR Level C2) and Conversational in German (CEFR Level B2) - achieved a Merit in Intermediate II German at Cambridge University, UK.
 Intermediate French (CEFR Level B1), Swedish (CEFR Level B1), Danish (CEFR Level B1), Dutch (CEFR Level B1), Italian (CEFR Level B1), Spanish (CEFR Level B1), Mandarin Chinese (CEFR Level B2), Japanese (CEFR Level A2), Korean (CEFR Level A2), Malay (CEFR Level A1) and Thai (CEFR Level B2).

Teaching Skills
Classroom Management: Large Classes of up to about 50 students, down to Medium Classes of about 25 students and Smaller Classes of 3 to 4 students and 1-on-1 Tutorials; Lesson Plan Development: Technical and Non-Technical Subjects for Adults, Senior Students and Junior Students of Varying Complexity and Syllabi.

Teaching Introduction
Hello, my name is Grant Oddoye, and I was born in 1982A.D. I have an Engineering Degree. I have worked as an Engineer and Teacher, and also in some other jobs. In the classroom I can feel what the students require/need to understand what I am saying to them, and the way I have to present the material to them so that it can be understood clearly, and learnt as easily as possible. I can also prepare educational content to a good/great level by hand or using a computer or phone. I am a Native English Speaker, and understand and communicate many complicated English grammatical constructs. I have a clear voice and accent, and can teach to international standards and varied mindsets.

Interests & Activities
 Composing and performing music / songs using digital and analogue hardware music synthesizers, workstations, hard disk recorders, microphones, electronic and acoustic drum kits, electric guitars and bass guitars.
 Writing and producing music / songs using various software packages.
 Filming and editing video footage.
 Photography.
 Fitness training, long-distance walking, soccer / football, basketball.
 Reading publications and journals regarding science and engineering.
 Attending international engineering and medical science conferences.

General / Manual Labourer Skills
 Removal Skills: Heavy Lifting, Multiple Person / Object Simultaneous Manoeuvring, Long Duration Energy Management and Team Working.
 Multiple Mechanical and Electromechanical Tool Use for Assembling and Dismantling various goods.
 Multiple Personnel / Resource Management across Various Locations.
 Cleaning Skills: Large, Medium and Small Property Deep Clean Operations including Multiple Cleaning Fluids and Pieces of Equipment.

Nutritional / Cooking / Culinary Skills
 Cooking: Various Dishes comprising Different Styles (Boiling, Grilling, Frying) and Sauces (with Rice, Pasta, Noodles, Vegetables (Garlic, Ginger, Sweet and Chilli Peppers, Potatoes, Carrots, Broccoli, Mangetout and other greens, Etc.))
 Recipe Formulation: Original and Nutritious Meals designed with High Endurance, Mental Awareness and Tastiness in mind, as well as Low Cost, Cooker Energy Consumption and Preparation Time.

Electronic Skills
 Schematic and PCB layout design using Eagle, including Gerber file production and analysis.
 Test instrumentation system design.
 Embedded C, RTL Verilog and VHDL firmware system design.
 Mixed-Signal Circuit design using Altera FPGAs, ASICs and ARM cortex microcontroller units (MCUs) such as the STM32, and other MCUs such as the PIC16 etc…
 Hardware knowledge incorporating both analogue and digital components and signals i.e. Mixed Signal Analysis Design.
 ADC / DAC development using C / C++, MPLAB IDE and PICkit2.
 Commercial experience of Soldering, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) / Surface Mount Devices (SMD), Fault Finding to Component Level, Oscilloscope use, Test Bench analysis and Digital Multimeter / Logic Probe use.

Computer Skills
 Proprietary and Open Source application development using C / C++, Python, ARM and PIC Assembly Language, Tcl / Tk / Qt and XML / XHTML / HTML.
 Advanced use of LibreOffice.
 MySQL Server and Access use for Database Management System Design.
 Cross-platform development using Linux and Windows OSs (Operating Systems).
 2D / 3D CAD model development using Google SketchUp, EagleUp and Blender.

Great Activities?: I enjoy reading and writing scientific publications and educational content, composing and producing music, landscape photography, travel and cultural discussions. I also enjoy design and engineering. My favourite sports include basketball, table tennis and football. I like cooking as well. My favourite dishes include sauces and curries with rice, potatoes and pasta. I shallow fry, grill or boil most parts of the meals. I enjoy doing these activities around the World with friends and colleagues from different backgrounds and jobs.
Message to the Youth?: I would tell them to connect their dreams to industry with directly relevant study and social networks. I would say learn survival skills like growing food, cooking, construction and engineering. Learn many languages connected to industries and cultures that inspire and interest you. I would encourage them to look beyond their current lives to the future of their country, people and the World. Try and organize as many ideas, work procedures and life skills as possible, so you remember them.
Travel Preferences?: I would really like to travel to all places in Asia, and also Australia, the USA, Canada and New Zealand. I like vast, expansive landscapes and cultures, with Space Exploration included. I would like to travel far distances in cars and buses, and learn the local lifestyles and techniques. I would like to go long distance walking and grow food. I would enjoy sustainable and recyclable item manufacture in new regions. Pollution reduction would also be a high priority.
Great Teaching Abilities/Skills?: Great listening and perceptive skills are very important qualities in teaching. As are wide and deep knowledge base structures. It is great to facilitate students' learning of directly industry relevant and Real World applicable skills that can be used very soon after studying them, and this can engage their positive attributes within local and Worldwide communities. From my experiences of teaching English and Science Subjects such as Physics I have learnt many great ways to link academia to everyday living and the Real World.


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