Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Chemical Engineering
• ENGR 1050/1060 - Introduction to engineering, problem solving, analysis using Excel
• Consultant, Advanced Materials
• My work with SCRA Applied R&D allowed me the opportunity to work in the area of prosthetics for wounded warriors. I continue to be active in this area, with a focus in how to produce prosthetic systems which prevent sweating and overheating of the patient’s residual limb. Previous work has resulted in the transition of advance socket fabrication techniques to the industry, which allow sockets to be made with twice the strength to weight ratio, with half the skilled labor input, and with a cost savings of 27% over traditional fabrication methods. In addition, a device developed in collaboration with Porticos which was shown to eliminate 90% of the temperature rise associated with mild exercise in initial patient testing. The various aspects of this work and the teams working on it have been recognized regionally and nationally; major awards include the Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award (2011), the Przirembel Prize for Collaboration in Technology and Product Development (2012), and the Gold Stevie ® for Technical Innovation of the Year (2013) from the American Business Awards.
• I brew mead (the fermentation of honey) and have won several medals in the Upstate Brewer’s Cup