I'm a first-year Ph.D. student in the Mechanical Engineerng and Materials Science department and I come to Yale from the aerospace industry. I worked in Connecticut for three years post-gruduation at Hamilton Sundstrand designing life support systems for spacecraft and submarines (2 years on the Orion Program, 1 year on AILPE). Our motto was "keeping you alive at any altitude", and it was a thrill being exposed to so many different types of closed-atmosphere technologies.
Looking to the future, I see myself as an entrepreneur, using my engineering skills to improve the world we live in. In my free time, I volunteer for Tau Beta Pi (http://tbp.org/pages/About/Index.cfm), the Engineering Honor Society, as a New England Director. I also paricipate in two entrepreneurship-focused teams. I'm fascinated by nomographs, clocks and maple syrup.