I started designing commercial product in 1994 when I was hired as a junior engineer at Texas Instruments Inc. Over the next decade I designed a variety of different products including electromechanical switches, automotive instrumentation, gas chromatographs and mass spectrometers for the petrochemical industry, and slip rings for the aerospace and defense companies. Production volumes ranged from over a million units per year to low volume specialty product for aerospace applications. In 2010, I joined WCU and began teaching engineering design principles to students and developing engineered solutions for local companies.

Contract Engineering Services

Since 2010, my students and I have used engineering design principles developed proof of concept prototypes for a variety of different customers.  Many have businesses within North Carolina, but some have been as far away as Florida and New York.  A broad range of skills over multiple industries enables us to complete a diverse set of projects.