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Mechatronics Engineer at Berkshire Grey

May 2020 - Present
  • Design electromechanical and software solutions for automated material-handling workflows and robotic manipulation systems (e.g. robot end-tools, material positioning stages, object identification systems)
  • Lead selection, prototyping, and initial design of new sensing options (e.g. barcode scanners, beam-breaks, pressure sensors, force sensors, etc.)
  • Install and repair sensors, robot end tools, mechanical systems, and controls
  • Work with customers to define and scope material-handling problems

Mechatronics Engineer at Facture Product Design

May 2019 - Present
  • Prototyped and created an ecclectic mix of products including an electric skateboard, an alternative keyboard, an SLA post-processing system, and an automated glassware cleaner
  • Utilized rapid prototyping techniques including 3D printing, milling, and PCB design to efficiently iterate through various designs
  • Worked closely with company clients to determine product specifications and lead design reviews
  • Optimized designs and products for manufacturing processes (sheet metal, injection molding, etc.) and sourced parts and components internationally

Undergraduate Student at Cornell University

May 2018 - Dec 2019
  • Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Minor: Education
  • GPA: 3.96

Engineering Intern at Procter & Gamble

May 2018 - Aug 2018
  • Developed augmented reality software on the Microsoft HoloLens for use in design review
  • Led the decision-making process for power systems in autonomous ground vehicles
  • Designed biometric login protocol and tested facial, fingerprint, and vein recognition

Researcher at Organic Robotics Lab

Nov 2016 - Present
  • Researched with Dr. Robert Shepherd in the soft robotics and modern 3D printing field
  • Designed prosthetic hand with variable transmission and laser proprioception sensor
  • Developed pneumatic palm orthotic with a gyroidal skeleton for paralyzed patients

Intern at Autodesk

Dec 2017 - Present
  • Created & conducted workshops to teach Autodesk Fusion and Eagle design programs
  • TA for BME 4090, MAE 2250, BME 4080 design classes and advised 8 student project teams
  • Designed parts and prototypes for medical devices and mechanical synthesis prototypes

Hardware Manager at Rev

Aug 2018 - Dec 2019
  • Managed & maintained hardware accelerator equipment (3D printers, laser cutter, CNC mill, woodworking tools)
  • Contracted design projects for startups within Rev and for the space itself
  • Organizeed events for startups to encourage networking, brainstorming, and pitching

R&D Team Lead and Vice President at Engineers for a Sustainable World Project Team

Aug 2016 - Dec 2019
  • Designed and built a waste vegetable oil biodiesel reactor to produce continuous fuel used by the Grounds Department while mitigating waste from local restaurants and apartments
  • Implemented algal biodiesel reactor to be implemented on rooftops to scrub carbon dioxide while maintaining an environment for algae to grow quickly
  • Conducted research on Hydrothermal Processing to convert anaerobic digestion waste into valuable biocrude

Training Chair at Cornell Maker Club

Aug 2018 - Dec 2019
  • Organized campus make-a-thons and hack-a-thons including the Creative Sprint, the Life Chaning Makeathon, and CU Makeathon
  • Managed the Maker Space lab space and maintained prototyping equipment
  • Conducted training for new members and facilitated workshops to teach students prototyping skills

Instructor at Cornell Adult University

May 2017 - August 2017
  • Taught an advanced engineering summer camp for gifted 10-12 year olds inspiring them with hands-on activities and mentorship
  • Designed unique and meaningful lesson plans to introduce them to various topics in engineering including building and coding an Arduino based robot, creating a solar cell from organic materials, 3D design and 3D printing, modern prosthetics, and structural stability.

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