Welcome to my website! This site primarily serves to document and present the major projects that I have been privileged to work on as an engineer. By publishing my designs and methodologies on the web I aim to both spur dialogue and share knowledge with other engineers and students. Please feel free to e-mail me about anything you find interesting on this site at moc.l1521878609iamg@1521878609renne1521878609uda1521878609.
Passive Wafer AlignmentI designed, fabricated, and evaluated this device to passively align 100mm wafers on a metrology stage. Three pins constrain the wafer and a flexure applies a nesting force. The design focused on optimizing pin locations for optimum positioning repeatability.
Assisted Gripping MechanismThe rope gripping device was designed to enable a C7 Quadriplegic para-athlete to effectively manage a solo sailboat by providing an optimal method of gripping sailing ropes. Our team has been in touch with an inspirational 'customer' for this concept, who will eventually use this device to improve his sailing.
2015 ASPE Student Competition2015 ASPE Student Design Competitio. Congratulations, team on winning first place!
AFM Z-Axis Auto ApproachA mechanical system consisting of a voice coil actuator fixed to a flexural bearing provides sub-micron positioning resolution over a 1-mm range and allows automated approach for an AFM metrology system.