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Sr. Design Engineer
Access Systems and Circuits • March 2009 - present
System and product design for optical, semiconductor and metrology companies with a concentration on dimensional accuracy and strength. I utilize 3D printing in the design process with my own FDM, SLS and SLA 3D printers. I am experimenting with different filament varieties as well as resin infusions. My current project is building a high temperature version of (the consumer 3D printer) Lulzbot TAZ 5 based on NASA's high temperature FDM project. The target capability includes printing 450C+ thermoplastics. (Ultem, PSU, etc)
Sr. Metrology Engineer
Corning Fairport/Nesco Resources • August 2017 - March 2018
Contracting with Corning's Fairport high precision optics and metrology plant as a Sr. Metrology and Electro-optomechanical engineer.
Sr. Research and Development Engineer
Quality Vision International • November 2011 - July 2015
Analayzed, quantified and helped develop next generation OCT non-contact distance measuring interferometer, non-contact achromatic distance measuring probe mechanics and ultrasonic CMM.
Sr. Laser and Metrology Consultant
Access Systems and Circuits • February 2009 - November 2011
Utilizing LabWindows developed software for 3D laser scanning company. • SW dramatically reduced scan errors by distinguishing artifacts from real geometry. Developed software for the design of non-circular planetary gear systems utilizing MATLAB. • Application generates ring gear based on arbitrary-shaped sun gear and circular planet gears. SW renders design to AutoCAD for fabrication. Demonstrated 7 and 5-planet designs. Designed and built 100W CO2 laser cutting machine. 4x2’ cutting area and 4’ width feed through. USB interfaced CNC with G Code.
Sr. Test Engineer
Corning Tropel • September 2001 - March 2009
Senior Precision Test Engineer Automated, integrated, quantified, and qualified test benches for development of precision semiconductor industry and military/aerospace products. Partnered with customers to develop concepts, specifications, budget, schedule, and implementation. Designed and built test station mechatronics for the automation, control, and synchronization multiple cameras, stage axes, actuators, and sensors. Developed, prototyped and tested new precision opto-electromechanical products. Precision metrology design for high-performance, variable NA, deep ultraviolet illumination system. • Increased system performance / lifetime by 250% in mask inspection illuminator for Israeli client. • Improvements contributed directly to successfully addressing $2.5MM in commitments. Designed & prototyped system mechatronics & metrology for Swedish semiconductor equipment Company’s next-generation 193nm mask inspection system. • Deepened relationship between organizations, providing consistent future project pipeline. • Helped ensure Tropel maintained its cutting-edge in precision DUV modular systems. Technical Lead, Precision Metrology and Test Design for 193nm excimer laser energy monitor. • Grew key performance metrics through improved metrology, providing insight into sapphire crystal transducer manufacturing process. • Designed and built automated test system slashing failure rates by 90% enabling complete hand-off to manufacturing. Laser Radiometry SME and Metrology Engineer Provided Tropel with laser measurement systems and techniques for UV and VIS lasers; pulsed and CW. Performed uncertainty analysis and qualification of test systems with special attention to accuracy, repeatability and reproducibility. Helped Improve Tropel’s 193nm radiometry capabilities through research and development of precision metrology tools & techniques. • Improved radiometry accuracy, repeatability, and reproducibility by an order of magnitude. • Increased company-wide confidence in transmission and reflectivity measurements by incorporating NIST traceability processes. • Improved DUV measurements through filing of invention disclosure for 193nm integrating sphere. • Radiometry work enabled development of stronger, cleaner and more reproducible proprietary optical potting compounds. Contributed directly to improvement of internal processes through development & execution of life-testing studies. • Awarded Corning “Specialty Materials Division Cash Award” (5% annual salary) for 193nm radiometry and lifetesting work.
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Bachelors, in both electrical and mechanical engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology
Masters, Electrical Engineering
Studied digital signal processing specializing in active sound attenuation.