Bryant Hawthorne


Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 4.0 (2010-2012)

  • Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Degree Certified: May, 2012

Bachelor of Science Degree in Astrophysics (2005-2009)

  • Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Major: Physics
  • Minors: Mathematics, Astronomy, Marketing
  • Degree Certified: December, 2009



Program Manager Microsoft | Incubation Studio, Redmond WA, 2014 – 2016

  • Incubating Microsoft’s next generation hardware through experiential prototyping and compelling storytelling to help define new product categories… Top secret stuff 🙂 

Program Manager Microsoft | HoloLens, Redmond WA, 2014 – 2016

  • Defined and executed experiences for HoloLens with top tier partners. Released projects include:
    • OnSight – Collaboration with NASA to allow scientist to walk on the surface of Mars and control the Curiosity Rover
    • FreeForm – Partnership with AutoDesk to allow designers and engineers to collaborate together with shared world holograms
    • EndZone – Collaboration with the NFL to show the future of sports entertainment
    • Destination: Mars – Partnership with NASA to allow the public to explore Mars with holographic Buzz Aldrin
  • Coordinated and executed logistics for State of the Art Studio for behind closed door demos at the announce of HoloLens as well as various events including //Build and Super Bowl 50

Program Manager Microsoft | VSO, Redmond WA, 2012 – 2014

  • Owned the end-to-end experience along with gathering and prioritizing business requirements from users and various internal partners for MSDN/TechNet Forums, Visual Studio Gallery, and MSDN/TechNet Samples
  • Designed and developed REST APIs for MSDN/TechNet Forums to satisfy internal partner requirements as well as third party requirements
  • Redesigned the user interface of MSDN/TechNet Forums in response to user feedback and usability studies
  • Engaged with Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) by holding monthly meetings and presenting annually at the MVP summit to discuss key areas of investment and obtain feedback
  • Owned various team logistics such as triage, standup, experience reviews, and communication to upper management for Sprint summaries, planning, etc.

Graduate Research Washington State University: Department of ME, 2010 – 2012

  • Helped conduct research under Dr. Jitesh Panchal in topics including designing an effort model for simulation based design to modeling energy policies as multi-objective optimization problems
  • Set up and maintained the lab’s OptiPortal, a five node, twenty monitor visualization cluster

Teaching Assistant Washington State University: Department of ME, 2012

  • Assistant for ME 348, Dynamic Systems
  • Graded, held office hours and lectured in the absence of the professor

Teaching Assistant Washington State University: Department of ME, 2011

  • Assistant for ME 414, Machine Design
  • Graded, held office hours and lectured in the absence of the professor

Intern Integrated Engineering Solutions, Pullman, WA, 2011

  • Helped evaluate various auto dimensioning schemes for Solidworks API
  • Developed a scene graph traverser which translated OpenGL triangulations into DirectX
  • Developed a user interface using WPF and C#

Teaching Assistant Washington State University: Department of ME, 2010

  • Assistant for ME 301, Thermodynamics
  • Graded, held recitations and lectured in the absence of the professor

Instructor Washington State University: Department of ME, 2010

  • Lectured and facilitated lab experiments for Engineering 120, Innovation in Design

Pilot Sci-Port, Louisiana’s Science Center, Shreveport, LA, 2010

  • Performed experiments and explained physical principles to visitors of the center

Instructor The Renzi Education & Art Center, Shreveport, LA, 2010

  • Taught basic solar system topics and principles to students of various ages

Technical Assistant Washington State University: Department of Physics, 2009

  • Assisted Dr. Guy Worthey through his NASA Grant: Space Photometric Systems and Stellar Population Models
  • Analyzed stellar filter data for a future publication
  • Created a website to graph various evolution models using Fortran, Perl and HTML



Microsoft Intern Mentor Microsoft: 2014

  • Mentored a college PM intern and provided guidance throughout his experience

Genesis ROV Project SeaTech 4-H Club, Skagit County, WA, 2010

  • Created recommendations for a redesign of a remotely operated underwater vehicle to be able to track and remove crab pots in the Puget Sound

Bridge Leadership Team Washington State University: College of Science, 2009

  • Helped incoming freshman science students become acquainted with the University

HYEES Leader Washington State University: College of Science, 2008-2009

  • Encouraged Hispanic high school students to attend college with emphasis on science and engineering, through a Bonneville Power Grant

Ambassador of the College of Science Washington State University 2007-2009

  • Acted as an ambassador to the College of Science for potential students visiting the University
  • Raised money for the College of Science through alumni relations

Student Leader The INN College Ministry, 2007-2009

  • Served on a student leadership team in the development of weekly events

Mission Work Managua, Nicaragua, 2008

  • Helped build a bakery for an orphanage to produce economic stability

Orientation Counselor Washington State University: New Student Programs, 2007

  • Introduced incoming students to the university atmosphere and academic community, which included leading campus tours, academic advising and managing large groups of students
  • Received extensive training which focused on leadership, problem solving, cultural competency, group dynamics, and interpersonal relationships



• C# • CSS • MATLAB • XAML • DirectX • Fortran • C/C++ • OpenGL • Linux • WPF • SolidWorks • NetLogo • Node.js • Catia • Perl • MVC5 • Pro/ENGR, Wildfire • SimaPro • HTML • Geometric Modeling • Python



Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Washington State University, 2012

NIST Travel Stipend Award, ASME IDETC 2011, Washington D.C., 2011

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Student Member, 2010-2012

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Student Member, 2010-2012



Hawthorne, B., Panchal, J. H., 2013, “Bilevel formulation of a Policy Design Problem Considering Multiple Objectives and Incomplete Preferences,” Engineering Optimization, in press (available online). DOI: 10.1080/0305215X.2013.819093

Hawthorne, B.D., Panchal, J.H., 2012, “Policy Design for Sustainable Energy Systems Considering Multiple objectives and incomplete preferences,” ASME International Conference on Design Education, Chicago, IL. Paper Number: DETC2012-70426.

Hawthorne, B.D., Sha, Z., Panchal, J.H. and Mistree, F., 2012, “Developing Competencies for the 21st Century Engineer,” ASME International Conference on Design Education, Chicago, IL. Paper Number: DETC2012-71153.

Liu, Yiwen, Bryant D. Hawthorne, and Jitesh H. Panchal. “EVALUATING THE TECHNICAL, ECONOMIC, AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE LEVEL OF DECENTRALIZATION IN ENERGY INVESTMENT DECISIONS”. International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Colorado, Denver.

Hawthorne, Bryant D., and Guarav Ameta. LCA STUDY AND COMPARISON OF TWO MULTISPEED BLENDERS. ASME International Conference on Design Engineering, CIE, Washington D.C. Paper Number: DETC2011-48612.

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