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I recently started an innovation and product development company which utilizes design and fabrication methods to develop an idea and turn it into a tangible product. We provide a hands on and personal touch to any project no matter the engineering challenge. Our services include product development, small batch manufacturing, 3D CAD design, packaging solutions, manufacturing consulting and anything needed to take your idea to the marketplace. I was recently working at Nephron pharmaceuticals as the Director of Engineering. Our teams main focus was design, fabrication, development of new machinery, product development studies, on the line support, fixing automation challenges and anything to keep production operating smoothly. I was responsible for the Engineering Department at Nephron pharmaceuticals managing the teams, all automation and machinery at Nephron, including BFS (Blow fill seal), secondary packaging machines, automation integration, medical device manufacturing and cleanroom machines. I have developed many products including 5 of my own patents. One of which has sold over 30,000 units in the last few years. I graduated with my MS degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2020. My research topic was “The Design and Control of an Arrayed Infrared (MAT-IR) Heater for Accurate Heating Control During Automated Fiber Placement”. My knowledge of control systems and Thermodynamics was put to the test to develop this system. The research included the understanding of the Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) process parameters and planning. Feel free to reach out to me if you want to know more.

Experience

  • Owner Inventions Unlimited, LLC · Self-employed Jan 2023 – Present 1 yrs 6 mos Columbia, SC, United States Inventions Unlimited, LLC is an innovation and product development business which utilizes design and fabrication methods to develop an idea and turn it into a tangible product. I received funding to expand iCreat3d, LLC (a side business for 5 years) into a full service design and fabrication company taking ideas from start to finish.
  • Chief Manufacturing Officer/Director Nephron pharmaceuticals · Full-time Feb 2020 – Jan 2023 2 yrs 11 mos West Columbia, SC, United States I was recently working at Nephron pharmaceuticals as the Director of Engineering. Our teams main focus was design, fabrication, development of new machinery, product development studies, on the line support, fixing automation challenges and anything to keep production operating smoothly. I was responsible for the Engineering Department at Nephron pharmaceuticals (48 Engineers) managing the teams, all automation and machinery at Nephron, including BFS (Blow fill seal), secondary packaging machines, automation integration, medical device manufacturing and cleanroom machines.
  • Professor of Record University of South Carolia · Part-time Jan 2016 – Jun 2020 4 yrs 5 mos Columbia, SC, United States I was the professor for USC's engineering department, teaching Creo Parametric, Thermodynamics I & II, and Introduction to Mechanical Engineering.

Education

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA MS in Aerospace Engineering, Thesis: Design and Control of an Arrayed Infrared (MAT-IR) Heater for Accurate Heating Control During Automated Fiber Placement, 3.2 2017 – 2020 Activities and Societies: • Dean's List • Presenter at NASA Langley 2019 (Published paper) Design and Control of an Arrayed Infrared (MAT-IR) Heater for Accurate Heating Control During Automated Fiber Placement (125 pages) • Presenter for SAMPE 2018 (published paper) Design and Control of an Arrayed Infrared (AIR) Heater for Accurate Heating Control During Automated Fiber Placement (40 pages) • Professor of Record starting at the age of 20 years old (18 Classes) • IEEE member • MasterCAM certified • 2020 NASA Group Achievement Award • Own 5 patents, more on the way • 2 trademarks • Scientific Search, Literature Reviews, Planning and Scheduling (Primavera P6), MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), AutoCAD (2D & 3D), Coding (C++), SolidWorks, Creo Parametric, 3Ds Max, Blender, Inventor, Catia, NX, Google Sketch up, Cura (and other 3d printing software), Mastercam, Powermill, MathCAD, R, Matlab and Illustrator. Worked on a SECRET project for NASA, still under an Informational embargo until 2024. Masters thesis: Design and Control of an Arrayed Infrared (MAT-IR) Heater for Accurate Heating Control During Automated Fiber Placement. My project is a part of a larger research plan for the next moon mission.My project was focused on AFP design and development for the fuselage and rocket of the next NASA moon mission.
  • University of South Carolina Mechanical Engineering, Thermo Dynamics and CAD design, 3.7 2013 – 2017 Activities and Societies: • Dean's List • Teachers Assistant (14 Classes) • Professor of Record starting at the age of 20 years old (18 Classes) • IEEE member • MasterCAM certified • 2020 NASA Group Achievement Award • own 5 patents, more on the way • 2 trademarks • Scientific Search, Literature Reviews, Planning and Scheduling (Primavera P6), MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), AutoCAD (2D & 3D), Coding (C++), SolidWorks, Creo Parametric, 3Ds Max, Blender, Inventor, Catia, NX, Google Sketch up, Cura (and other 3d printing software), Mastercam, Powermill, MathCAD, R, Matlab and Illustrator. MECHANICAL/DESIGN ENGINEER with a track record of leadership and innovative approaches within Facilities and Projects with an emphasis on Automated Fiber Placement (AFP), Thermodynamics, CAD Drawings & Product Development. Led a NASA research project establishing a critical bridge between Thermodynamics, PCB assembly and Control Theory. Leadership background in CNC Manufacturing, 3D Printing, CAD, CAM, Coding in C++, PCB Design, Injection Molding, Thermodynamics, AFP, and Process Planning. The leadership titles are Professor, Project Lead, Teachers Assistant, NASA Lecturer & Sampe Lecturer.

Other experience

  • Owner and founder of iCreat3d, LLC iCreat3d, LLC was a product development business. I worked close with patent attorneys to help develop their client's ideas and get them ready for mass manufacturing.
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Joined: April 2, 2023

Last seen: July 14, 2023

Area of Expertise
Aerospace Engineering Automotive Design Electrical Engineering Machine Design 3D Printing Design 3D Modeling General Design Gadgets Design Games Design DIY Design General CAD Drafting Electrical Drafting Mechanical Drafting Display Design Packaging Design Engineering Design Mechanical Engineering New Invention Development Electronic Devices Furniture Design Lighting Design Toys & Games Design Medical Devices Design Rapid Prototyping 3D Printing Services Stereolithography 3D Printing Fused Deposition Modeling Computer Numerical Control Carbon Fiber Composite Prototype Tooling Custom Cast Urethane Molding Patent Drawings Drone Design PCB Design Services 3D Rendering Services 3D Design Services CAD Drawing Services Open Innovation Pet Product Design Prosthetics Design Injection Molding Design 2D to 3D Conversion Services Prototype Design Services Reverse Engineering CNC Programming SolidWorks Design Services Sheet Metal Design Fabrication Drawings Services 3D Solid Modeling SolidWorks Engineering Services Image to CAD Conversion Services Mechanical 3D Rendering CAD Conversion Services 3D Furniture Modeling Services 3D Furniture Rendering Rapid Prototyping Services 3D Product Rendering and Design 3D Models of Machine Parts 3D Logo Design Design Engineering Services 2D CAD Drafting Services 3D Presentation Design Prototype Design Engineering Contract Drafting Services 3D Home Rendering Robotics Design Services CAD Drafting Services Machine Drawing Services Mechanical Design Services Metal Design and Fabrication 3D Residential Rendering 2D CAD Design Services Electronic Prototyping and Design Services Mechanical CAD Design Manufacturing Drawings Cloud Point Conversion Services CAD Design File Validation 3D Product Modeling Product Engineering Services 2D to 3D Modeling Marine Engineering Design Services Isometric Drawing Services Packaging Concept Design Photorealistic Rendering Mechanical Drawing Services Design for Manufacturing and Assembly DFM Services Design for Manufacturability (DFM Services) Drafting and Design Services Design for Additive Manufacturing 3D Scan to CAD Service 3D Scanning Services Electrical Schematic Drawing Services Electrical Circuit Design Services Food & Beverage Packaging Design CAD Data Conversion Services

Location

Columbia, SC, United States