Christian Sulton


Systems Engineer

Hartford, CT

Christian Sulton
Hartford, Connecticut Area
Senior Systems Engineer at United Technologies Engine and Environmental Control Systems

Systems Engineer at UTC Aerospace Systems
January 2014 – Present (2 years 6 months)
• Act as a Systems Integrator / Software Designer for Liquid Cooling Systems on the Boeing 787-10
commercial aircraft
• Develop control algorithms using Simulink
• Support of milestone customer design reviews
• Directly involved with on-site component manufacturing processes.
• Create, and facilitate hardware in-the-loop test procedures
• Creation of test software in a real-time environment. Primarily using Simulink/xPC.
• Create and manage high level system requirements in order to meet governing customer
• Create and implement development tests to validate performance of liquid cooling systems at both
system and component level
• Manage engineering team whose main purpose is software design and integration
• Development of software to interface with: Vapor Cycle Systems, Refrigeration Systems, Pumps
Compressors, Solenoid Valves, LVDT’s, Thermistors, RTD’s, and Stepper Motors
• Brief experience creating models using Dymola (Modelica).
• Basis of Estimate quoting
• Requirements Generation: As a systems engineer I am responsible customer requirement
decomposition and generation of internal high and low level requirements.
• Risk Mitigation and Planning

Flight / Ground Test Engineer at UTC Aerospace Systems
September 2015 – November 2015 (3 months)
Support Testing, and EIS (Entry into Service) of Boeing 787.

Execute Ground and Flight Tests of the Forward Cargo Air Conditioning System, and Power
Electronics Cooling System.

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant at Virginia Tech
August 2011 – December 2013 (2 years 5 months)
Graduate Advisor:
Responsible for organizing and overseeing the implementation of all of the pre-collegiate programs
for the organization.

Virginia Tech College of Engineering:
Taught an introductory engineering class for incoming freshman

Virginia Tech College of Science:
Instructor for an Introductory engineering course ‘Engineering for Scientists’. The purpose of the
course is to inform those majoring in hard sciences about engineering problem solving.

Integration Test Engineer at NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
May 2011 – August 2011 (4 months)

Design and implement experiments to test the effectiveness of new proprietary technologies in
NASA’s 14×22 wind tunnel.

Notable Tests:
Boeing Blended Wing Body Landing Configuration
Army Helicopter Proprietary Drag Reduction Technology

Mechanical Engineer (Intern) at Computer Sciences Corporation
May 2008 – August 2010 (2 years 4 months)
Developed the decision matrix for the components of the Ship to Shore Connector (SSC)
propulsion system. Required extensive background knowledge and hands-on testing of various
gas turbine engines.The SSC is the replacement for the LCAC being delivered in 2017, with the
engine configuration my team and I optimized.

Reduction and Analysis of engine and transmission data complied during Landing Craft Air
Cushion(LCAC) mission. As a result of this research I was able to pinpoint the cause of frequent
LCAC clutch fractures. The following summer I submitted a proposal to eliminate the problem that
was accepted and is currently being implemented.

Created CAD models of the hovercraft skirt and corresponding inflation systems. Required
extensive research on skirt design and flexible structures.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Master of Science (M.S.), Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space
Engineering, 2011 – 2013
Virginia Tech
Bachelor of Science (BS), Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, 2007 – 2011
Activities and Societies: National Society of Black Engineers, AIAA, IEEE, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Christian Sulton
Hartford, Connecticut Area
Senior Systems Engineer at United Technologies Engine and Environmental Control Systems


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