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Alum Mark Biamonte Advances to Prominent Position at Hamilton Sundstrand

 Stevens Institute of Technology graduate Mark Biamonte has been named the Chief Systems Engineer for the Space Systems division of Hamilton Sundstrand (HS), part of United Technologies Corporation (UTC).  A very prominent role within the organization, this level of responsibility is typically reserved for veteran engineers. 

Biamonte graduated in 2001 from Stevens with a BE in mechanical engineering. Several years later he completed his ME in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut.
 
“Stevens provided me with a very well rounded background in engineering.  The education exposed me not only to Mechanical Engineering but also to Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, etc.  I found that I was prepared to hit the ground running when I started my career,” Biamonte stated. 
 
While at Stevens, Biamonte pursued a minor in computer engineering to complement his studies. He asserted: “The best thing I did for my career was backing up my BE degree with a minor in computer engineering.  It is critical for engineers who desire a “technical” career path (Analysis / Design) to develop software programming skills.  This programming background combined with my Mechanical Engineering background allowed me to run automated parametric studies to develop “optimized” solutions for thermal and fluid systems.  I highly recommend that students desiring analytical positions pursue a minor in computer engineering or computer programming to develop this skill set.”   
 
His career began 10 years ago, when he joined Hamilton Sundstrand Space, Land & Sea as a Systems Analyst in the Systems Engineering group. In this role, he developed concept architectures to meet system level requirements and created analytical tools to model the thermal and fluid dynamic performance of each system.  Biamonte eventually became the lead systems engineer on a refrigeration cycle development program for NASA before earning his recent promotion to Chief of Systems Engineering for Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems.
 
While leading his group of 28 systems engineers at Hamilton Sundstrand, Biamonte is concurrently working towards his Space Systems certification from Stevens through the online/on-site program between the University and UTC. In addition to serving as the HS coordinator for the program, he has been instrumental in recruiting and mentoring numerous full-time hires and cooperative education students from Stevens.
 
“Stevens provides a unique blend of technical and business coursework.  The “design spine” of the curriculum provides students with opportunities to apply the academic knowledge learned in the courses,” Biamonte concluded.  “The program required me to develop strong time management skills and to think quickly on my feet, which has proven invaluable in my career.”