Aleks Arabadzhi

Electrical & Firmware Engineer I, Richland, Washington.

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Title: Electrical & Firmware Engineer I
Degree: B.A. In Electrical Engineering
University: Washington State University
HGI Start Date: 2021

Home Office: Richland, Washington
Specialty: HGI’s LDM technology
Escape Activities: Exploring the Columbia River & repairing broken technology for friends and family.


Aleksandr Arabadzhi is an Electrical & Firmware Engineer I at hydroGEOPHYSICS, Inc. (HGI). With expertise in electrical engineering, circuit design, and firmware development, Aleksandr supports the company’s research and development (R&D) efforts. He is responsible for supporting the creation of new technologies and maintaining legacy proprietary hardware.

Even with a focus on electrical engineering, Aleksandr has been able to pick up the fundamentals of geoscience under Dr. Allan Haas’ mentorship, making his contributions to HGI’s R&D efforts have been invaluable. His deep understanding of electrical engineering principles and firmware development allows him to design and control the hardware manufactured by HGI, enabling the company to meet its clients’ evolving geophysics needs.

Aleksandr actively contributes to the company’s endeavors in supporting Hanford’s waste retrieval process within the Richland office. He helps maintain HGI’s LDM technology to aid waste retrieval operations at the Hanford site. Aleksandr’s presence in Richland is essential for providing technical expertise and solutions for Hanford’s waste retrieval requirements.

Aleksandr holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University. He began his studies at the Vancouver campus before transferring to the Tri-Cities campus, where he completed his degree in May 2021.

In addition to his technical expertise, Aleksandr is MSHA certified and has undergone HGET training, enabling him to work on projects at Hanford. Outside of his professional life, Aleksandr enjoys exploring the scenic mountain trails of the Columbia Gorge with his wife. He also finds joy in repairing broken technology for friends and family.

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