Michael Seiler


Website Development Experience

Created on Jan 14, 2009

I've been freelancing since finishing my masters from Cornell, I am adroit at CakePHP, jQuery, MooTools, and 960 Grid System, as well as PHP, mysql, sphinxsearch, apache, ubuntu, javascript and IE6 compliant CSS.

I have worked on sunkistsoda.com, a CMS and gallery for a TLC actor, two stealth start ups, coded part of the snagfilms facebook application, a portfolio and CMS for a design shop based out of Boston, the corporate website for a multi million dollar corporation http://imaging-advantage.com (see /about for a javascript sample) and am maintaining as a freelancer a system that is currently being used to manage the schedules of all of the radiologists in a three hospital network in Toledo, Ohio.

I've also tinkered with Adobe FLEX (Embeddable widget and a video conferencing system for one of the aforementioned stealth startups), and as a dev site / proof of concept project created a dynamic itunes clone based off of the youtube chromeless api - Viixy.com which is not really maintained anymore, and for sunkistsoda created the CMS and all of the XML feeds being fed to the flash site from the CMS as well as the text only site - of which I found the nutrition info page to be the most Awesome.

I am currently based out of midtown Manhattan.

Michael Seiler's Resume

Created on August 5, 2008

My name is Michael Seiler. I am a recent graduate from Cornell University where I finished my Masters of Engineering degree in May 2008. I matriculated to the engineering school at Cornell University in August 2004 as a freshman in the College of Engineering. Three years later I finished my Bachelors of Science degree majoring in Applied & Engineering Physics. Then in May 2008 I completed my Masters of Engineering in the Applied & Engineering Physics Department for which I completed a thesis is computational physics where I worked with Professor Brian Kirby. Through work on my thesis I developed a quantative model for A/C Electroosmotic Fluid Flow. I have work experience as an intern for an engineering firm that was developing a biosensor and as a Teaching Assistant in a Physics of Classical Mechanics course for juniors.

Masters of Engineering Thesis

Created on May 5, 2008

Computational Simulation of Electrohydrodynamic Systems Pertaining to Micro and Nano scale Fluid Flow Phenomenon

Computational analysis for the purpose of generating numeric solutions to problems regarding A/C Electroosmotic Flow. Simulations using Comsol Multiphysics and Matlab were carried out on models relating to one dimensional and two dimensional ion transport and fluid flow are presented. In developing these models an improvement upon Comsols' default Nernst-Planck equation for ion transport is presented. In addition a quantitative method for determining the resonant frequency of a specific domain is proposed and applied. This method involves fitting of the charge density in the domain to a sinusoidal function of the frequency of the applied potential and identifying the minimum value of the time average least squares fitting of this function normalized by the period as the frequency corresponding to the resonance of the system.

  • Videos relevant to this work can be found here.

  • A&EP 333 Homework Solution Sets

    Created June 2007

    As a teaching assistant for A&EP 333 Physics of Particles and Solid Bodies, I had the responsibility of creating solution sets to the bi weekly homework assignments in the fast paced six week summer course taught by Professor Hans H. Fleischmann. This pdf document is a compilation of three solution sets that were compiled using the LaTeX text editor.

    A&EP 438 Computational Engineering Physics Final Project

    Created on May 10, 2007 with Aaron Wurst

    Airflow models around various two dimensional setups were numerically solved using C++. Investigating these steady state fluid flow solutions allow one to better analyze and understand the physics of fluid dynamics in simple systems and especially the commonly misunderstood reasons for flight. Using the techniques of pressure integration and force evaluation from the flow field, this paper constructs and analyzes computer models of airflow around, first, simple geometries and concludes with an analysis of the flow of a Monte Carlo Algorithm for optimization airfoil geometry for lift.

    A&EP 438 Computational Engineering Physics Assignment

    Created Spring 2007

    This assignment solved the Lapace equation in a Cylindrical Geometry on a finite element mesh in order to model an electron accelerating region as may be implemented in an electron microscope. Gauss-Seidel iteration with successive over-relaxation was used in this assignment to solve the Laplace equation in cylindrical geometry for a potential in a finite region. Bondary conditions for the equation are given in terms of potentials and locations of electrodes in this finite region. The bounds of the region are approximated and fixed at a potential of zero.