2005 to present and 1996 to 1999 Independent Consultant Mountain View, CA
1999 to 2005 D2M Mountain View, CA
I provided mechanical design services for a number of design firms and individual companies. Some of the projects included: an electronic writing tablet for Hewlett-Packard, a series of router cases for Cisco, a lock/latch mechanism for Kwikset, the base unit for the Palm III, a blood glucose strip reader for Lifescan, a more efficient asthma inhaler and several helmets for Gyro.
Senior Mechanical Engineer
1993 to 1995 WET Design Universal City, CA
I am responsible for the design and development of a wide range of consumer products starting from the initial idea through manufacturing. My duties include concept development, mechanism design, plastic and sheet metal part design, prototype fabrication, development of the 3D solid CAD model, and part qualification for production. I am proficient with Pro Engineer and familiar with SolidWorks CAD software - especially in the creation of complex free-form surfaces.
Mechanical Engineer, Research and Development
1992 to 1993 Stanford University Palo Alto, CA
I was responsible for the design, development and fabrication of new one-of-a-kind water features and fountains. My primary duties were to develop new technologies or techniques for the use of water in an entertaining display. I also redesigned many of the ÒstockÓ items to improve quality and manufacturability. Typical installations were for large commercial projects, civic centers, malls and amusement parks.
1987 to 1989 Veterans Administration Palo Alto, CA
I was a full-time lecturer for the Mechanical Engineering Design Division at Stanford University. I taught the lab portion of the undergraduate mechanical design class. This included instructing students in the hands-on use of milling machines, lathes, welders and other tools for the construction of prototypes of their designs. I also taught a graduate class in computer aided prototyping and a jewelry design class taught in conjunction with the Art Department. In addition, I was responsible for the general maintenance of the shop facilities.
1983 to 1987 Modern Props Marina Del Rey, CA
I was involved in a project to develop an implantable neural interface. My primary duty was to determine the heat carrying capacity of human peripheral nerve tissue. I also worked on the design of the nerve chip coupler and assisted in the prototype fabrication of the silicon nerve chip.
I designed and fabricated props and mechanical systems that were used in futuristic special effects for films and television.