I provide mechanical, thermal, automotive and aerospace engineering consulting. I have deep expertise in fabrication, manufacturing, rapid prototyping, instrumentation, and...more device testing. I am particularly interested in working with hardware startups, especially in IoT, new energy, and transportation systems.
I performed design and failure analysis including expert testimony for clients in the transportation, aerospace, oil and gas, and consumer electronics industries. I was retained...more for my expertise in automotive engines, chassis systems, and performance; lithium ion batteries; consumer appliances; unmanned aerial vehicles; sensor systems and advanced testing; and industrial equipment and manufacturing processes.
I developed tactical solutions for soldiers in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Technical aspects of the work include 3D printing, high-speed CNC machining,...more metal fabrication, electronics and embedded microcontrollers, wireless communications, and repair of tactical equipment and machines. Projects included soldier-worn systems; vehicle modifications; weapon systems modifications; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems; Force Protection systems.
Graduate Research Assistant
2009 - 2012 (over 3 years)
I performed NASA-funded research focused on experiments studying the complex flow of cryogenics, primarily rocket fuel used in the Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME).
I...more used "lasers" and other high-speed data acquisition equipment to develop new analytical correlations that corrected the space-race age (1960s) method for performing fluids research and design using difficult fluids like cryogenics in a way that is well understood in liquids like water.
This DARPA-funded startup performed research and prototype design of a machine that converts existing waste (sawdust, MRE packaging, plastics) into heat, charcoal and combustible...more gas, eventually becoming a self-fueling power station that runs on garbage. My role was design and testing of the combustor and other thermal systems.
CTech Racing was an automotive performance and racing shop focused on the design and fabrication of turbocharger induction and engine performance systems for street and racing...more cars. Design processes included CAD, CNC machining, welding, and dynamometer and track testing. During this venture I gained a lot of valuable proficiency in electronic sensing and engine control systems.
My role in R&D involved designing prototype domestic (water) flow meters. This included experience in measurement systems, flowpath design, metal casting, plastic injection...more molding, and durability testing. I participated in field testing and setup, supplier sourcing, and long-term project management.
My function was primarily the design of rubber processing and tire pressing including fabric weaving, rubber mixing, conveyor systems and steam, pneumatic and hydraulic machinery....more I designed, redesigned, and helped maintain manufacturing equipment involved in every step of the tire building process. I designed and installed updated programmable logic (PLC) systems.
Go-to for automotive hardware and design work at the most high profile technical consulting firm. I've been lucky enough to work on about every automotive recall, failure, or design issue the last 4 years.