Animus Technologies, LLC
Alpharetta, GA | 2020-2021
Collaborating with multiple companies to enhance optical design and streamline supply chain development.
Innovating a new laser manufacturing system, currently deployed with a 30X reduction in build time for complex components.
Luna Innovations, Inc.
Atlanta, GA | 2018-2020
Designing, programming, testing, and implementing a global remote interrogation system for hundreds of sensors.
Constructing a serverless infrastructure for cloud-based sensor data distribution within the company.
Deploying large-scale bridge monitoring projects in Hawaii, utilizing optical vibration sensors of my own invention.
Architecting and designing a novel manufacturing system for the precise laser forming of microstructures.
Micron Optics, Inc.
Atlanta, GA | 2015-2018
Leading the components manufacturing group, identifying and resolving issues in yield and costs, ultimately establishing new processes that significantly decreased COGs and increased throughput.
Establishing the technical roadmap for the company.
Micron Optics, Inc.
Atlanta, GA | 2014-2015
Directing the release of a new flagship product, which has since become the highest revenue generator in the company.
Implementing best practices for product development and product line management.
Micron Optics, Inc.
Atlanta, GA | 2013-2014
Developing a new fiber-optic accelerometer from concept to customer trials in just 6 months, opening up multiple large market opportunities for this technology that are now in an advanced stage of development.
Supporting the continued development of leading-edge optical interrogation systems through hardware, firmware, and software enhancements.
Symphony Acoustics, Inc.
Rio Rancho, NM | 2006-2013
Developing a new optical platform for physical sensing, applying this successfully to acoustics, seismic, and gravity sensing applications.
Introducing a new type of passive Fabry-Perot fiber-optic sensor, currently in customer trials.
Developing and programming advanced embedded systems for signal processing, system control, and data delivery.
Working in all areas of product development, including packaging, electronics circuit design, fabrication, assembly, and testing.
Conducting extensive mechanical design and simulation to achieve low-cost, quick-turn prototyping of integrated MEMS and NIR optoelectronic devices.
Serving as the primary inventor on 13 patents issued to Symphony Acoustics, with more in progress.
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM | 2003-2006
Establishing a broad research program focused on deformable nanophotonic elements for sensor applications.
Designing and fabricating nanophotonic devices that exploit novel optical properties not previously predicted in any system.
Demonstrating anomalous behavior in near-field coupled gratings, enabling remarkable measurements of in-plane displacements (10 fm/Hz1/2), ideal for physical and chemical sensor applications.
Recruiting and mentoring post-doctoral fellows from prestigious institutions such as Stanford University, MIT, and Georgia Tech.
Murray Hill, NJ | 2000-2002
Building a group for advanced MEMS device research and leading the development of large micromirror arrays for optical switching systems.
Recruiting and managing the work of 4 PhD researchers, and guiding interactions with the silicon fabrication lab, now known as the New Jersey Nano Center (NJNC).
Murray Hill, NJ | 1999-2000
Developing new MEMS fabrication techniques now in use for the fabrication of large-scale optical cross-connects. Setting up a lab for the measurement and characterization of the dynamic properties of MEMS mirror arrays.
Playing a key role in the team that transitioned a research concept into a Lucent product in just 18 months.
Cornell Nanofabrication Facility
Ithaca, NY | 1997–1999
Collaborating with scientists both within and external to Cornell to fabricate nanostructures using state-of-the-art electron beam lithography systems. Gaining experience on a wide variety of research programs involving nanotechnology.
Primarily responsible for a state-of-the-art 100 kV electron beam lithography system.
Working in all areas of nano and micro fabrication, including optical lithography, reactive ion etching, and wet etching.
Ithaca, NY | 1995–1997
Developing technologies for the fabrication and measurement of ultra-small silicon mechanical structures.
Studying under Professor Harold Craighead in applied and engineering physics.
Gaining worldwide recognition for the fabrication of the nanoguitar, emblematic of the pioneering research being conducted.