Highly motivated and creative technology leader with a track record of ingenuity and innovation
Extensive experience in driving technological advancement of a small engineering organization
with critical contributions throughout the life cycle of a portfolio of products
Complete design of seven products, from concept to production and business development
Strong electromechanical and control design capabilities with emphasis on hardware in the loop
Over twenty publications in international journals and conference proceedings


State University of New York, Binghamton, NY

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 4.0 GPA, 2007
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 4.0 GPA, 2002
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 3.9 GPA, 2001

Union College, Schenectady, NY

Foreign Exchange Program, EE and CS courses, 1999-2000

Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic

Undergraduate Program, Electrical Engineering, 1997-1999

Academic Honors and Awards

Distinguished Dissertation Award, 2007
Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research, 2005
Graduate Academic Excellence Award, 2003
Bachelor of Science Degree – Summa Cum Laude, 2001
Bachelor of Science Degree – Honors, 2001
Full Tuition Scholarship, SUNY Binghamton, 2000-2006

Industrial and Academic Experience

Beckman Coulter, Miami, FL

Chief Systems Architect, 2019-present

Systems Architect, 2019

Staff Systems Integration Engineer, 2018

Finger Lakes Instrumentation, Binghamton, NY

Product Portfolio Strategy, 2010-2018

Identified niche applications leveraging core competencies of the engineering design team
Devised and pitched commercially robust concepts to customers, defined product specifications
Spearheaded product development while applying strong mechanical, electrical, and control design
and system integration skills, drove DFM practices, coordinated production with vendors
Formulated marketing strategy, promoted products at trade shows, established ties with industry

Research and Development Engineer, 2007-present

Complete engineering design in a range of products with market-leading capabilities
– High speed fluorescence filter cube switcher with 10× performance vs. state of the art
– Innovative galvo-mirror imaging path switcher with 10× speed vs. state of the art
– High speed filter wheel for fluorescence microscopy with 2× performance vs. state of the art
– Heavy-duty precision focuser for astronomical imaging
– Dual filter wheel with a novel precision drive system for astronomical imaging
– Fast optic rotator for super resolution microscopy
– Large-format optical chopper and shutter for meteor research
– Wireless battery-operated inertial measurement unit with embedded Kalman filter processing

Advanced Technical Concepts, Berkshire, NY

Senior Research Engineer, 2006-2007

Developed a novel singularity-free full-hemisphere-range robotic manipulator, including the mechanical design, CAD simulation and optimization, and control system design
Developed an optical platform stabilization system for free-space laser communication utilizing a custom designed inertial navigation system
This work was a key component of an Air Force Research Laboratory laser communication project

State University of New York, Binghamton, NY

Research Assistant / Research Scientist, 2001-2007

Specialized in hardware-in-the-loop applications in the following areas
– Modeling and control of mechanical beam steering systems for free space laser communications
– Kinematic analysis and design of novel parallel robotic manipulators for aerospace applications
– Optical platform stabilization utilizing the Omni-Wrist III robotic manipulator incorporating inertial navigation
– Mechanical laser beam tracking system with optical feedback utilizing the Omni-Wrist III robotic manipulator
– Characterization of beam steering performance of non-mechanical beam steering devices (Bragg cells, liquid crystal arrays)

State University of New York, Binghamton, NY

Instructor of Record – EECE 260 Electrical Circuits, 2005, 2006

Lectured a class of 172 students, supervised five teaching assistants
Lectured a summer sessions class, graded assignments and exams, supervised lab sessions

State University of New York, Binghamton, NY

Teaching Assistant, 2003-2007

Graded assignments, assisted students in office hours, substituted in instruction of classical, modern, and adaptive controls classes

State University of New York, Binghamton, NY

Engineer, 2000-2001

Developed software for the control of a step-fired multi-boiler system under an SPIR (Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence) program focusing on supporting local small businesses

Union College, Schenectady, NY

Robot Club Member, 1999-2000

Developed software for the control of an autonomous robot
Participated at the Fire Fighting Robot Competition at Trinity College, Hartford, CT