The Newsletter of UNH Global Engagement
Spring 2015

UNH Alumni Around the World
Focus on International Alumni

Yong Zhao
Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao (China)
I came to UNH in January 2011 to pursue the Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and graduated in May 2012. I investigated the calibration of cutting force models in end milling and developed a novel calibration method based on cutting force profiles for an “Intelligent Machining System” under the supervision of Prof. Barry Fussell and Prof. Robert Jerard.

Upon graduation, I joined a small product development company called Resolution Development Services in Wilmington, MA. My responsibilities include mechanical design, camera/optics/lighting solution, calibration strategy, image analysis and processing methodologies.

I enjoy living in the suburbs of Boston since there is so much great authentic Chinese food in the area. In my spare time, I enjoy skiing and spending time with friends.

The best memories of my time at UNH are my advisors and the OISS group. Prof. Fussell and Prof. Jerard provided me endless support, encouragement and guidance throughout my graduate study. I felt extremely lucky to work with them and am grateful for their help. I frequently attended International Circle hosted by OISS; this weekly event gave international students a chance to get to know each other and share their experiences. I would like to extend my thanks to the OISS staff for their help and support in making UNH a second home for all the international students.


Yunus Cezairli
Yunus Cezairli

Yunus Cezairli (Turkey)
I was very excited to be accepted at UNH and have the chance to experience life outside of Turkey. I completed my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 and received my Master’s Degree in Ocean Engineering/ Ocean Mapping in 2013. I now work for Fugro Pelagos, Inc. as a hydrographer where I conduct surveys to map underwater worldwide.













Faraz Mehdi
Faraz Mehdi

Faraz Mehdi (India)
I graduated from UNH in December 2012, with a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering. Since then, I have been a post- doctoral research scholar at Texas Tech University, and am now looking to move back to New Hampshire. I am originally from India, but had a fair amount of exposure as an international student prior to coming to the United States. I distinctly remember being extremely impressed by the efforts of the international office in ensuring a smooth transition for all of us. I found the orientation, in particular, very useful and volunteered for it every single year while at UNH, which led to several amazing memories and close friendships. I even met the lovely woman, who is now my wife, at UNH. We initially started communicating as she mistook me for someone else, and I thought she was an international student I had helped during orientation! UNH has given me immense love and affection, and I hope someday to be in a position to give back.


Sung Pil Kim
Sung Pil Kim

Sung Pil Kim (South Korea)
I was already utilizing my Electronic Engineering degree in South Korea, but decided to pursue an advanced degree in the U.S. I attended UNH Law (then called Franklin Pierce Law Center) and earned my Master of Intellectual Property in 1998 and returned later to complete my J.D. degree in 2011. Following that, I became a patent attorney at Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C. in Washington, DC.

My best memory of UNH involves Professor Joseph Dickinson. During a party in 1997, there was a photo taken of Prof. Dickinson and my family, which included my wife and 1-year-old daughter (my son was not yet born). Prof. Dickinson framed the photo and placed it in his office. When I visited campus 10 years later, Prof. Dickinson immediately recognized me and invited me to his office to show me the photo. “It was a very nice surprise and I don’t think we can easily expect such a moment in a big-scale school”

This past January, I was elected as a President of the Korean American Intellectual Property Bar Association (Association of Korea-rooted Korean-American IP Practitioners in DC, VA, MD areas) for the 2015 and 2016 terms.