Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Advanced Light Source - Berkeley, CA 94720
Instrumentation Engineer, Experimental Systems Group
June 2003 - Present


  • Provide Engineering Support (Analysis and Design) for the Advanced Light Source (ALS) research projects
  • Fabrication, Installation, and Commissioning of experimental facilities, beamlines and endstations.
  • Design and Installation of  x-ray optical systems and monochromators.
  • Design and installation of experimental apparatus. 
    • ndstations
    • Sample Mounting and Manipulation
    • Cryostats
    • Beamline Diagnostics (I-0 Chambers, Beamstops, Collimators)
    • X-Ray and Electron Optics
  • Development of advanced equipment for the ALS and other facilities.
  • Provide support to ALS users for development of experimental equipment and techniques. 


Nektar Therapeutic Systems - San Carlos, CA 94070
June 1998 – December 2002 - Senior Mechanical Engineer, Process Technology Development


  • Design and fabrication of experimental apparatus and process equipment.

    • Prototype spray drying equipment.

    • Laser based diagnostic equipment - phase doppler and Raman spectroscopy.

  • Set up and installation of laboratories and experimental facilities for new drug development.

  • Perform general engineering in the development of atomizers, spray drying systems, and next generation process equipment.


Aerometrics, Inc - Sunnyvale, CA 94086
March, 1997 - June 1998 - Senior Mechanical Engineer, Product Development and Testing
Acquisition by TSI Inc, operations moved to Minneapolis, MN in 1999


  • Department Manager - Engineering/Design Department.  Supervised 4 designers and 2 technicians on multiple projects.

  • Project Manager and lead engineer for Special Products developed under government Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts including test equipment NASA Ames Research Center.

  • Design and development of intrinsically safe prototype equipment for use in hazardous environments.

  • Engineering design of mechanical systems for support and alignment of laser-based particle sizing equipment.


Argonne National Laboratory - Argonne, IL 60439
June 1989 - March 1997 - Staff Mechanical Engineer

 Technology Development Division - Aerosol Technologies Group


  • Engineer/laboratory manager for the Aerosol Research Lab.

  • Principal engineer responsible for the development of apparatus for lab experiments.

Technology Development Division - Fusion Power Program


  • Chief Operations Engineer for the Argonne Liquid Metals Experiment (ALEX) loop.

  • Responsible for day to day facility operation and maintenance including supervision and scheduling of students and technicians.

  • Responsible for writing operating and maintenance procedures to ensure safety of personnel and prevent the release of hazardous materials (liquid alkali metals.)

  • Responsible for overseeing implementation of experimental runs exploring magnetohydrodynamic studies for fusion reactor design

  • Designed, fabricated and installed instrumentation and equipment

 High Energy Physics Division - Experimental Research Program


  • Principal in the design, development, and fabrication of particle detectors and related hardware at ANL and other facilities.  This includes the Superconducting Super Collider Lab and the DESY Accelerator Lab. Projects worked on include:

  • Executed engineering calculations, finite element analysis, and engineering design.

  • Supervised technical staff during the fabrication of hardware, and assisted in assembly/installation of Zeus barrel calorimeter modules.


WH Salisbury & Co. - Skokie, IL 60608
June 1988 - June 1989 - Designer/Draftsman


  • Designer/Draftsman responsible for implementing engineering change orders in the manufacture of EPDM rubber insulators and other equipment for the installation and maintenance of high-voltage power lines.


Duo-Fast Corporation - Franklin Park, IL 60131
June 1985 - September 1987 - Designer/Draftsman


  • Designer/Draftsman responsible for implementing engineering change orders in the manufacture of pneumatic and electric staple and nail guns.

  • Responsible for the production and organization of maintenance/trouble shooting manuals, instruction books, and service bulletins.