Engineering

When United Launch Alliance experienced a fault in a servo-hydraulic feedback loop responsible for aiming the single, massive, engine of a Delta IV rocket carrying a multimillion dollar geosynchronous weather satellite, they sent the part to me in Pittsburgh. I built custom magnetic testing equipment in 1 day, tested the failed LVDT and several control parts, wrote a comparative analysis and presented a compelling mechanism of the part’s failure and the root cause thereof. This report directly contributed to a remedy and successful launch of the satellite within the target launch window.

I make things,  and fix things others have made.  To do this I employ a very well rounded familiarity with diverse branches of science and engineering including cell biology,  robotics, materials science,  electrical and mechanical engineering,  programming and automation, and state of the art fabrication capabilities including dextrous CNC machining and high resolution 3D printing.

I’ve built mag-lev apparatus,  brain-control interfaces for prosthetic robotic arms,  and custom scientific instruments to measure exotic phenomena in diverse industries spanning domestic utility companies to aerospace giants.

Some things I’ve helped fix are Delta IV heavy lift rocket motor gimbals,  small research nuclear reactors,   large continuous copper casting production lines, titanium manufacturing acid-pickling bath process controls,  and the lighting in the flagship Apple store in Beijing China.

Notable Projects and Instruments Built

Other engineering-related content on this website. 

Articles I’ve published on Instructables.com

 

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