About Me.

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I was always interested in design and particularly with 3D modeling from an early age.  My exposure to 3D modeling started off with 3D Studio max in middle school as a hobby, and my interest and skill set grew from then on.  My high school had an engineering program that I took part in throughout my time there, which ultimately brought me to the decision of choosing engineering as a career path. My first exposure to CAD modeling and engineering, was in a high school internship program working for a product development firm. There, I drafted in Pro-Engineer concepts which would then ultimately be used for patent application drawings.  I graduated college in 2010 from Florida Atlantic University, with a bachelors of science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

I am now currently employed by Aerospace Technologies Group (ATG), where I focus on new product development, aircraft integration, testing, and validation of ATG's products. 

Experience.

Aviation.

  • 6 years of hands on experience developing cabin interior electro-mechanical systems.
  • Aircraft integration experience.
    • Direct experience working with the following OEMs,  Airbus, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault Falcon Jet, and Gulfstream
    • Creating preliminary product envelope studies, and the designing/drafting initial product space envelopes .
    • Establishing mechanical and electrical interface types and locations.
    • Solid understanding of typical mechanical and electrical components in the aircraft interior cabin system.
    • Substantial experience in technical dialog to effectively communicate technical integration and testing content in verbal and digital media.
  • Product Design/Testing
    • Thorough understanding of the mechanical design criteria required to successfully design products to passDO-160 (Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment) qualification testing.
    • Routinely acts as engineering representation to support test lab personnel in properly setting up test equipment and running tests.
    • Understanding of the theory and execution of HALT (Highly Accelerated Lifetime Testing).  Supported various products during this testing phase and used mechanical and electrical means of collecting data to:
      • Find and isolate problems in the mechanical design.
      • Redesign and optimize mechanical components to achieve design expectations.
      • Ultimately weed out as many problems as possible in the mechanical design, and validate that failure modes have been mitigated with further engineering tests or HALT.
    • Highly proficient in establishing and validating root cause failure analysis for issues found in complex assemblies.

Mechanical Engineering

  • 4 year Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University.
  • 6 years of experience working with SolidWorks CAD software
  • Proficient with CATIA V5 & ENOVIA PLM software.
  • 6 years of experience in the following disciplines
    • 2D Drafting
    • Injection Molded Part Design
      • Designing parts to follow injection molding guidelines to achieve repeatable and robust parts.
      • Approving mold designs to confirm design intent is met and necessary features for molding are accounted for in optimal locations.
      • Experience with on-site validation of T-1 samples, and directing optimization of features with vendors.  (Domestic and Overseas)
    • Machined Part Design
    • Rapid Prototyping
      • Programming and designing parts optimized for Stratasys FDM rapid prototyping hardware.
  • Designing Mechanisms
    • Electronics
      • Designing board layouts to allow for PCB mounting and packaging within mechanical assemblies.
      • Placing and selecting electrical connectors to interface with design requirements and interfaces.
    • Drive Systems
    • Structural Components
    • Ergonomic Interfaces
  • Design of experiments
    • Designing and conducting tests to prove theories and validate hypothesis. 
    • Gathering empirical data using data acquisition systems and software such as National Instruments Labview.
    • Creating detailed reports and displaying data points in a thorough but easy to understand method.

3D Design

  • Rendering and Visualization
  • Surface Modeling
  • Parametric Modeling
  • Direct Modeling