Mechanical engineer and researcher focused on the intersection of optimal design, manufacture, and computational methods

In my Ph.D. work I develop and introduce new methods for optimizing advanced manufacturing processes by leveraging multiphysical simulation, the designer’s intent, toolpath/process planning, and mathematical optimization. The bulk of the work was supported by two National Science Foundation grant proposals written by me. The first of which is an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (funding me), and the second is an NSF EAGER grant to investigate topics in cybermanufacturing (funding the project).

My Ph.D. and M.S. are from UC Berkeley, and I am affiliated with the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability and the Computational Manufacturing and Materials Research Lab. I oversaw and mentored five undergraduate researchers during my graduate work. I completed my undergraduate studies at Yale, and during my own experience as an undergraduate researcher I studied the mechanical behavior of granular biological materials in The O’Hern Group, in collaboration with ornithologist Richard Prum.

Computational and theoretical works are great, but the proof of the pudding is on the shop floor. I have spent summers and side projects contributing to a handful of companies, including Autodesk and Oqton, alternating between manufacturing equipment and terminal windows. I have also performed mechanical design, CAD, and analysis work for deep-sea robots, electric motorcycles, and other engineered systems.

Prior to grad school, I received a two-year fellowship to do science and technology policy analysis in Washington, supporting the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and other federal agencies, offices, and councils.

For my full professional profile, please see my LinkedIn. Feel free to get in touch there or by email.