Résumé

Education

  • M.Eng. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Cornell, Fall 2015; GPA 4.06)
  • B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Cornell, Spring 2015; GPA 3.79)

Core Skills

  • System Dynamics and Modeling
  • Control Systems, Sensing, and Actuation
  • Circuit Design & Embedded Systems
  • Machine Design - CAD, manufacturing
  • Engineering Computation - MATLAB, Python, optimization

Secondary Skills

  • Web (HTML/CSS, Django, SQL)
  • ANSYS & FEM
  • Rapid Prototyping & Additive Manufacturing
  • Communication, Planning & Management
  • Mass & Heat Transfer

Work Experience

Sustaining Engineer [January 2016 - Present; littleBits]

I perform a variety of multidisciplinary tasks revolving around the continuous improvement and support of our products and processes. Daily work varies widely between things like designing PCBA, writing firmware, and evaluating opportunity areas for increasing customer value. Skills involved are electrical engineering, simulation, embedded software, sourcing & operations, automation, and miscellaneous lab skills.

Systems & Sensing Engineer [Summers '14, '15; Empire Robotics]

I was responsible for major aspects of internal test stand development, which require extensive work with embedded systems, communication protocols, and Python. I also head product development for upcoming sensing products, which included mechanical design as well as board design. These latter projects also involve interfacing with machine shops and contractors handling assembly tasks.

Product Supply Engineering Intern [Summer '13; Procter & Gamble]

Worked in Family Care on innovation of paper converting processes. Work focused on characterizing SLA resins and exploring/prototyping technologies to texture Charmin and Bounty products.

Technical Intern [Summer '12; BAE Systems]

Thermal analysis and prognostics of power electronics in hybrid drive systems. Included heavy use of MATLAB to automate existing algorithms for easy processing of existing data via GUI.

Research & Projects

Bitblox Assembler Project [Fall 2012 - Spring 2015]

I worked with Rob MacCurdy at Cornell to design a system which automatically assembles his BitBlox, which are a digital material similar to modular electronic "LEGOs". Involved mechanical, electrical, and software design. Second author on paper in Internation Journal of Robotics Research. More details on the Projects page.

Fab@Home FDM Systems [Fall 2011 - Spring 2012]

I designed FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) tools based on stepper motors for use in the Fab@Home "Model 3" 3D printer. I also designed a suitable build surface for use in ABS printing. Paper here.

Rap@Home Project [Spring 2011]

I went through the entire design process for a low-cost 3D printer for use and production in classrooms. Designed completely in CAD, then fabricated in house using a laser cutter and donated to Ithaca High School. Old project page on the RepRap Wiki is still up.

FIRST Robotics [Fall 2008 - Spring 2011]

Electronics captain of Team 639 for the 2009-2010 season. Later moved on to Build Team Manager for the 2011 season; I was responsible for coordinating the entire robot design effort. Implemented frameworks for preserving institutional knowledge.

Other

I was personal assistant to Prof. Eugene Dynkin from 2009 to 2015, which required me to be on call to address any technical issues he may be having with his home network and computers. I also held two retail jobs in high school - one at a grocery store, the other at Staples. "Everyone should work retail." Go to the "Projects" section of my site for more interesting tidbits.