"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things."
B.S. Mechanical Engineering,
WPI Class of 2007, High Honors
Full Scholarship, Dept. Homeland Security
Precision mechanism design, vibration analysis, Nastran FEA, MathCAD, Solidworks, plastics design, optics mounting.
Foliage, Inc. Feb 2012-present
MIT Lincoln Labs, 2007-2012
Assistant Staff Mechanical Engineer
Founder, entrepreneur, small business. End to end development from concept to market. Successfully launched a novelty panic button light switch product. Work include component sourcing, supplier and assembly house relationship management, sales, web development, packaging graphic design and more. Product has sales in the 1000's of units/year. www.awkwardengineer.com
Worked independently within a larger team, supporting the optical engineers to ensure that the mechanism could meet depth of travel and optical surface quality requirements. Other responsibilities included analysis for random vibration loads. Wrote and supervised the test procedures and correlated test results with finite element models.
Assisted the control system engineers to make sure that windup errors in the mount did not exceed specifications. Worked with technician to align and install encoders.
Awarded Patent #7,627,448. As part of a 3 person team, designed and built a laser tracking system to help automate evidence/sample collection. Was responsible for hardware design, construction, and programming the microcontroller to interface with the sensor package.
Worked with client and small team of electrical and software engineers to develop a portable EEG. Work included case industrial design, CAD modeling, and eventual transfer to contract manufacturer.
Design and analysis for the splitting and lifting of the cap of 150ft diameter radar dome. Worked as part of a two person team to ensure that the cap could be safely removed and reinstalled.
Top Prize, Mech. Eng. Dept, WPI. Delivered a prototype roof inspection robot to client to make inspections safer for claims adjusters. As part of a team of three, helped with the robot design and construction and was responsible for the microcontroller programming.
Lacrosse Goalie Coach, Lexington HS
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
Tau Beta Pi Honor Society
Industrial design drawing, graphic design, web development, Java, C, Android development, control systems, copy writing