Co-Founder at Stamp Thermoelectric
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering | Greater Seattle Area, US
Currently developing a thermoelectric charging solution as co-founder of StampTEG (www.stampteg.com), which is a start-up born out of Ohio State's Business Builders Club. Winner of the Winter 2012 IdeaPitch competition, StampTEG is now developing prototypes of it's patent pending technology and testing them in the real world. Concurrently working through my last year of apprenticeship before taking the Professional Engineering examination.
Previously a Launch and Test Engineer at Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), responsible for development, construction, testing, and operation of multiple launch pad fluid systems as well as multiple other development projects. Served as Pad Lead Engineer for Flight 6, the inaugural flight of Falcon 9 v1.1, which was also the first flight from our Vandenberg AFB site.
Completed a MS in Mechanical Engineering at the Ohio State University in the area of fluid mechanics and heat transfer with applications in alternative energy and graphene synthesis. Earned two publications, one of which was my thesis work "Deposition of few-layered graphene in a microcombustor on copper and nickel substrates.”
My Bachelor of Science is in Mechanical Engineering and is from the University of Alaska Fairbanks where I focused on hands-on mechanical engineering design and research. Served as the principal investigator of a Center for Global Change (UA Foundation) funded research project which investigated the arctic viability of a small-scale axial flux wind turbine of our own design and construction.
While at UAF, was also a co-designer/machinist at the Alaska Space Grant Program. Helped to develop the first and second "CubeSat" microgravity satellite prototypes which were tested at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX aboard the "Weightless Wonder," aka the "Vomit Comet." Also helped work on the Student Rocket Project (SRP-5), a NASA funded endeavor at Poker Flat Rocket Range, which studied the D-region of the ionosphere during aurora events.