- Relevant Experience: 30 years
B.S. Mechanical Engineering - Utah State University
M.S. Systems Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin
M.Eng. Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
PhD Mechatronics, Robotics, and Systems Engineering - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Experience in the field
- Ultracentrifugation protein and nanoparticle analyzer
- Polarized light scatter nanoparticle analyzer
- Imaging based cellular health analyzer
- Light absorption-light scatter protein concentration analyzer
What you do like about working at Tensentric?
Products and technologies developed at Tensentric have the potential to change peoples lives. Being a part of realizing these technologies is fulfilling. Product development in this space tends to be complex, multidisciplinary, and on the leading edge of technology. I enjoy working at the level of complexity typical of these devices.
If you couldn’t be an engineer, what would you be?
If not an engineer, then probably a custom furniture maker. I deeply enjoy working with my hands and creating physical works integrating utility and beauty.
What’s the most interesting medical device project you’ve worked on and why?
Cellular health analyzer with protein quantification. These devices are used on the front lines of biological pharmaceutical development and production. These are the tools that will deliver the personalized medicine of the future.
What unique set of skills do you bring to Tensentric?
Breadth of technical skills. My background combines mechanical, electrical, and software development. I am able to approach problem solving with an experienced multidisciplinary viewpoint.
What hobbies or non-work activities are you most passionate about?
Woodworking foremost, then DIY electronics and hobby robotics.
If you could work on any type of medical device project, what would it be and why?
Any project in the field of Human Enhancement. Cyber-bio-augmentation/remediation or Genetic Therapy and Enhancement. Both fields have a goal of improving quality of life through either remediation of a limitation or the addition of a new or enhanced capability. How cool is that!
Where are you from and how did you end up in Colorado?
I was raised in the Rocky Mountains, in a small town near the Utah/Colorado border. After living in different places across the US, I came back to Colorado and the Rocky Mountains.
If you could join one rock band, which one would you join and why?
Since I like country music better than rock, I’d probably pick a rock band that eventually crossed over to country. Otherwise I’d pick Blue Oyster Cult because I like most of their music and their albums have cool cover art.
If you could go back in time, where and what time would you travel to and why?
1990, Silicon Valley. I would be an active participant during the inception and roll out of the internet. No other technology has eliminated boundaries and democratized access to information and opportunities like the internet. Access to information and information sharing has changed the landscape of world cultures and power dynamics.