Curriculum vitae

Professional Experience

  • bioMérieux

    Mechanical Engineer

    September 2018 - May 2021

    • Interpreted user needs and requirements for a point of care diagnostics platform
    • Reduced consumable costs by 80% by improved manufacturing and part reduction
    • Designed a rapid swab sample purification protocol for high order nested multiplex PCR which in part improved time to result from 65 to 10 minutes
    • Created interface control (CAD, Drawings, Specifications) to align platform globally
    • Developed consumable manufacturing methods, including verification and validation
    • Moved platform development from whiteboard ideas through phase I and into phase II
    • Developed a card variant that purifies a whole blood sample into plasma for detection of immunologic proteins
  • bioFire Defense

    Mechanical Engineer

    June 2016 - September 2018

    • Designed a zoned thermal block assembly for ultra fast PCR cycling applications
    • Designed end effectors for precise fluid motivation between layers of plastic film
    • Designed, built, and troubleshooted a rapid PCR testbed to accomplish a year end goal
    • Optimized existing designs to improve PCR based efficiency and specificity


  • University of Utah

    Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

    Graduated Spring 2016


  • SOLIDWORKS and Onshape CAD
  • Project management
  • 21 CFR 820 and ISO10993
  • Manual Mill and Lathe; basic CNC
  • Design for injection mold
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Sheet metal design
  • 3D printing, Laser cutting, and Waterjet
  • Microsoft Office, OneNote
  • Unix Shell scripting
  • MATLAB, Java, C++, LaTeX
  • Shop and woodworking
  • MIG welding: aluminum, steel



US 11590493 B2 · Issued Feb 28, 2023 | Web | PDF

Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for self contained nucleic acid preparation, amplification, and analysis.

Primary contributions included the design of consumable layout in figure 5A and 5B, and how it was made using forming plates pictured in Figure 6. This design was developed in the context of an accompanying instrument that accepted the consumable described.


US 10875026 B2 · Issued Dec 29, 2020 | Web | PDF

Abstract: Instruments, methods, and kits are disclosed for preforming fast thermocycling.

Primary contributions included instrumentation for fluid movement and thermoregulation.