I’m an engineer by training, with a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University and an MS-in-progress in Optical Science from the University of Arizona. I’ve worked as an industrial equipment design engineer in the foundry industry; a manufacturing engineer for Ingersoll-Rand, and currently work as a product development engineer in the optics industry, working on high power fiber optic lasers.

I’m a self taught machinist and welder, and I’m interested in virtually all types of manufacturing. I’ve designed (and in many cases personally made) all kinds of parts, assemblies, and machines ranging from optical fiber fixtures a few hundred microns wide and weighing grams, to 70 ton induction furnaces. This blog is intended to be a repository for a lot of the moonlighting work I do, in order to give customers and anyone interested a sample of my work and perhaps a starting point for their next project.