experience

Distinguished Technologist, R&D
Chief Product Experience Architect
Hewlett Packard
Immersive Computing Group, San Diego, CA 92127
2014 to Current

Master Engineer & Technologist, R&D
Lead Product & Platform Architect
Hewlett Packard
Advanced Platforms Group, San Diego, CA 92127
2011 to 2014

Expert Mechanical Engineer, R&D
Lead Product Architect
Hewlett Packard
AiO Division, San Diego, CA 92127
1996 to 2011

Mechanical Engineer, R&D
Hewlett Packard
AiO Division, San Diego, CA 92127
June 6, 1994 to 1996


Partner & Founder
Electro-Mechanical Engineer
Apropos Design Inc. (ADI)
Ithaca, NY
August 8, 1991 to August 8, 1993

Design and construction of a remotely operated robotic submarineĀ (submersible R.O.V.) used to inspect raw water intake pipes for Zebra Mussel infestation.

  • Successful inspection of a 2,000 ft. intake pipe, Erie County Water Authority.
  • Conceptual/Configuration design of an underwater robot with autonomous obstacle avoidance and corner rounding capabilities.
  • Mechanism design of cable crawling, propulsion and release system.
  • Design of watertight electronic housings (pressure vessels).
  • Design of electronic, real-time telemetry system, long distance power transmission electronics, and high current motor control circuitry.

Instructor
Cornell University
Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Ithaca, NY
August 1992 to May 1193
August 1993 to December 1993

  • Developed and lectured a new computer-aided design and drafting course for undergraduate students emphasizing team design and visualization using CADD software.

Team Design Leader
Cornell University
Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Ithaca, NY
June 1993 to August 1993

  • Designed, organized, and led hands-on team design project for twelve teams of six undergraduate students.

Design Engineer
Cornell University
Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Ithaca, NY
May 1991 to August 1991

  • Constructed a computer controlled X-Y servo towing tank apparatus for a fluid dynamics research experiment.

Design Researcher
Cornell University
Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Ithaca, NY
January 1991 to May 1991

  • Designed and constructed an inexpensive robotic laser pointing device to aid physically challenged individuals.

Team Design Project Engineer
Cornell University
Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Ithaca, NY
August 1990 to December 1990

  • Designed and constructed an electric, folding “suitcase” vehicle with a team of five.