Title: Assistant Professor
Degrees: BSME, Carnegie Mellon University - Mechanical Engineering/Engineering & Public Policy; MA, Royal College of Art - Industrial Design Engineering
Exhibitions 1999: Biomedical Engineering (BIME) Conference/Nottingham, UK: poster presentation
Collections/Client Work 2005-present: Catalytix Ventures Inc./Boston, MA. Freelance Designer: Research & product development. 2005-2000: In2it Design United/London, UK. Sole proprietor: lifestyle furnishings, pet accessories, concept & manufacturing development. MetroBuild & Design LTD/London, UK: project management, CAD support. 2000-1999: Helen Hamlyn Research Center, Royal College of Art/London, UK. Research Associate: user-centered research with Salisbury District Hospital R&D's FES program for paraplegics. RT Palmer LT/Birmingham, UK: manufacturing development. Pearson Matthews/Kingston upon Thames, UK: manufacturing development. 1983-1997: GE Aviation (GE Aircraft Engine Business Group)/Lynn, MA. 1992-1997: Integrated Product Development Team Leader: Design, analysis, manufacturing development and qualification test support of monocrystal turbine nozzle for F/A-18E/F Hornet. Multi-discipline team project management. Component assembly procedure implementation for safety, efficiency and quality assurance. 1986-1992: Design Engineer: Manufacturing support; casting, machining and fabrication. Mentor for junior designers in Turbine Airfoil Center of Excellence. Failure investigation and redesign task team member. 1983-1986: Engineer Development Program.
Publications 1999: The Abilizer: A Wheelchair Accessory Standing Device, Masters Thesis, Royal College of Art. 2000: The Abilizer: Aiding Rehabilitation for Disabled People, Research Associate, Helen Hamlyn Research Center.
Grants 1999: Laura Ashley Foundation Research Fellowship, Helen Hamlyn Research Center
Awards/prizes 1997: Donis Dondis Scholar Award, MassArt. International Design Conference Aspen Representative, MassArt. 1995 & 1992: GE Stock Option Recipient. 1992: GE Managerial Award. 1993 (2), 1990 (2) & 1989: GE Achievement Award Recipient.
Other Professional Member: Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), Human Factor & Ergonomics Society (HF&ES)