Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan United States
Company: The University of Michigan
Inspired by: Jeff loves making complicated designs simple and solving challenging design problems that directly help people.
As a graduate researcher in Mechanical Engineering studying Silicone 3D Printing, Jeff has extensive knowledge in additive manufacturing and machining processes. With his work experience in plastics product design at BASF, he also has experience optimizing consumer, automotive and aerospace products for mass production. Jeff is also a resident expert in soft material design and fabrication. He is also knowledgeable about high powered electronic systems from his experience in building custom electric longboards.
Beyond this, Jeff works extensively with doctors at the University of Michigan Hospital to develop new medical devices. These projects include MEND (a neuroma surgical tool), Airway Cradle, Arterial Everter (a device to quickly connect arterial vessels together), Slit-Stent (an ophthalmic stent used to relieve symptoms of excessive tearing), EZ-Mask (an ergonomic anesthesia mask for improved mask ventilation), and a number of medical training simulators for use in neurosurgery.