Work Experience

UBTech Robotics (2019-Present)
  • Senior Mechanical Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2017-2019)
  • Robotics Mechanical Engineer
  • Example Projects: Tactile Wheel, Snow Mobility, Mars Sample Return, Hydrothermal Vent Anchor

Research Experience

Yale Grablab (2010-2016)
  • Developed the Yale OpenHand Project, a library of open-source designs for underactuated robotic hands
  • Analyzed dexterous manipulation capabilities of underactuated robotic hands
  • Designed, fabricated, and evaluated novel mechanism designs for underactuated grasping and manipulation
MIT PCSL (2008-2010)
  • Designed/instrumented low-cost device to measure the torque/power output of the human ankle joint
  • Utilized compliant flexure designs to minimize cost
  • Collaboration w/ Edward Sung, Alex Slocum Jr., and Dr. Jonathan Bean at Spaulding Rehabilitation Clinic
MIT Personal Robotics Lab (2006-2007)
  • AUR - designed/fabricated robotic lamp under direction of Guy Hoffman, Prof. Cynthia Breazeal


Yale University (2010-2016)
PhD in MechE
Masters in Meche
  • Advisor: Aaron Dollar
  • Thesis: Strategies for Dexterous Manipulation with Underactuated, Robotic Hands
MIT (2006-2010)
S.B. in MechE, S.B. in EECS
  • Advisor: Martin Culpepper, John Leonard
  • Thesis: Torque Measurement with Inexpensive Compliant Mechanisms


Journal Publications

Conference Publications