Corrosion-immune and biofouling-resistant sensor for measuring conductivity in natural or urban freshwater systems
What would rocket nozzle bells sound like if they were played like musical bells?
A pair of networked RGB LED widgets that synchronously change color when one of them is activated
Want a (nearly) real-time picture of the Earth from space as your desktop background? Look no further.
80s childrens’ kick-scooter converted into an electric 20mph monstrosity
Brother SX-4000 electric typewriter modified to print JPGs as ASCII text
I am a Senior Research Engineer at the Cleveland Clinic, working as part of the Automated Surgical Robotics Lab in the Lerner Research Institute Department of Biomedical Engineering. My research background focuses on finding solutions to engineering problems by drawing on interdisciplinary knowledge and resources.
I’ve developed a toolbox of skills that has generalist characteristics by nature and specialist characteristics by education. My problem-solving style is a hybrid between the applied tactics of engineers (“Let’s make something happen”) and the experimental methods of scientists (“Let’s find out how this works”). My professional research spans a variety of topics in fields ranging from molecular biology to electrical engineering.
In my free time, I love to work on personal projects that make use of discarded electronics, broken appliances, and obsolete hardware. In the spirit of promoting upcycling, I enjoy the challenge of reusing and re-purposing materials with the smallest budget possible. This website serves as a portfolio for some of these side projects.
Outside of research, I enjoy playing the carillon, restoring old typewriters, pickling, amateur radio, and building dangerously speedy electric scooters.
MS in Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, 2018
University of Minnesota
BS in Biological Sciences (Plant Biotechnology), 2015