Co-Director Design Studio/Lab Coord
University of Delaware • December 2017 - present
Oversees all aspects of laboratory and design studio operations. Develops and implements policies, procedures, and standards for lab operations to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, safety, and quality control of all laboratories and compliance with federal, state, and University policies, regulations and standards.
Square Pebble Design LLC • January 2015 - present
Medical product design, development and consultation. - Magic Arms non-profit (www.magicarms.org) To empower and change the lives of children and their families who can’t use their arms by providing a 3D printed orthosis so they can more fully engage in daily life. We hope to help children feed themselves, brush their teeth, give a friend a high-five, and hug their loved ones. As part of our mission, we want to redesign Magic Arms to improve affordability, comfort, function, and eventually become reimbursed by medical insurance.
Design Research Engineer
DuPont Hospital for Children • April 1995 - December 2014
Project design, development, adaptation, construction, model-making and prototyping of: • “Magic Arms” aka Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton (WREX) – a uniquely balanced upper limb orthosis designed to assist children with neuromuscular issues with activities of daily living. • Vacuum-assisted wound healing around a pin site – device used to provide controlled reduced pressure to the wound site, reducing healing time and risk of infection. • Tongue-Tie Release Retractor/Depressor – innovative tool assisting surgeons during neonatal frenotomy.
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Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelors, Industrial Design • January 1983 - January 1987