Curriculum Vitae

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Embedded system design, Requirements analysis, Schematic capture, PCB layout, IP67 ingress protection, C/C++, Assembly, Verilog, CANBUS (J1939 & CAN-OPEN), 802.11 B/G, MCU firmware, FPGAs, Golang, Python, Node.JS + Express web dev, Lisp


BS in Computer Engineering – Graduated 2008 – Milwaukee School of Engineering

Founder, CEO

Ephemeraltronics – Jan 2020 to present

Creating a desktop electron microscope at a 10x reduction in price for high school & university science departments using novel manufacturing techniques and groundbreaking vacuum technology.

Searching for co-founders, connecting with angel investors, and prototyping.

Self Employed Technology Consultant

Aetheon Labs, LLC – Nov 2019 to present

Performing proof of concept testing and assisting with bringing an existing prototype to manufacturing.

IDES, Inc – Sept 2017 to Feb 2019

Creating custom solutions for electron microscope repair. Designing and implementing a high speed electron beam steering controller. Created a custom SCPI parser for an existing Atmel product. 

Biome – Mar 2016 to Jan 2017

Designed and implemented a data collection and charting web application for IoT plant walls.

Emerge – Mar 2016 to June 2016

New product development designing system architecture from the ground up. Schematic and PCB Layout.   Analyzing state of art for ultrasonic electronics. FPGA development for a highly parallel ultrasonic beamsteering.


Design Engineer

Electronic Design, Inc – Sept 2012 to Mar 2016

Schematic Capture and PCB Layout using NI CAD tools. Embedded software design and implementation in C. Test fixture creation. Running functional, environmental, and ESD tests during hardware validation. Creating and maintaining associated ISO documentation. Designing solutions for a variety of application areas including machine vision, industrial networking, and audio filtering.

Web Programmer

Norman Design – Nov 2011 to Dec 2011

Converting static websites to WordPress enabling clients to easily change the website content.

Hardware Integration Engineer

RedPrairie – Dec 2008 to Sept 2011

Traveling to customer sites to configure wireless mobile scanning terminals for use in warehouses. Supporting new and existing customers with hardware/software troubleshooting. Testing mobile  device management software to develop best practice for device configuration with LXE, Motorola, Psion and Intermec platforms. Documenting device configurations for internal and customer reference. 

C Programming Intern

Custom Computer Services – Jun 2007 to Dec 2008

Summer 2008 – Building device drivers.  Editing and testing development kit example code. Providing technical support to customers. Assisting marketing department with industry research. Documenting changes in compiler functionality.  Summer 2007 – Debugged new MCU compiler and tested automated bug reporting package.