Location: Ballston Lake, NY United States
Company: JDAxis Corp.
Number of times previously entering contest: 1
Favorite design and analysis tools: AutoCad, LabView, Google Sketch with the Legacy Open Studio Plug-In from NREL.
Hobbies and activities: Hiking, Downhill Skiing, K-12 Energy Education
Online communities: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
Inspired by: “The real inspiration comes from past inventors and the significant changes they have made for humanity. Also, my grandfather, a former Professor of Engineering, has always been an inspiration to my mechanical inclinations. Growing up I was always fixing things or taking them apart trying to improve them. Moving parts, electrical component, it all fascinated me and as I got older I desired new tools to explore this interest. It’s clear to see why mechanical engineering was an easy fit for me. While attaining my Master of Science degree my passion for invention took over and there was simply no going back. I soon realized that all it takes it the will of one man, along with, of course, a completely dedicated lifestyle. This commitment to continue to learn, understand and grow your web of knowledge is the real key. I hope to one day be able to say that I did something significant for humanity, something that will help people long after I am gone… a true dream of an inventor.”