All posts filed under: Research

Hello Midtown! v2.0

This is the second generation of student works for the Hello Midtown community in Denver Co.  Developed with the support of Norris Design and Brookfield Residential and engineered (in part) by the Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University, we were able to develop a […]

Medicine X – Guest Speaker at Stanford Medical Clinic

Based on the work in 3D printed prosthetic skins and my collaborations with both veterinary medicine and anthropology I was invited by Dr Larry Chu of Stanford University to give a presentation 3D printing as it relates to the future medical practices and education.  I […]

Parametric Shoe Design Project

For this second year undergraduate project, students engaged in the design/development of a shoe design that accommodated for a both style and performance, selecting between to options with the designer identifying with a particular gender.  The first option explored the design of an athletic shoe, […]

Materials Research

Much of my manufacturing work relies on my material testing with various technologies.  This includes laser cutting (large and small formats), 3D printing, CNC milling, etc.  Depending on the function of the project, I almost always engage in material research at the onset to ensure […]

Permian Dragonfly Wing

In collaboration with the Entomology Department at K-State, I developed a recognition plaque in etched stainless steel for Floyd Holmes and Otto Wenger in honor of Floyd Holmes 100th birthday.  Based on a cast of the Fossil Forewing of an Extinct Permian Dragonfly, Megatypus schucherti, […]

Prosthetic Skin for Double Amputee

Taking the previous research in 3D scanning and parametric design farther, Prosthesis 2.0 explores the application of digital fabrication and parametric design in the development and manufacturing of custom prosthetic skins. This work was developed with a prosthetist, who advised on the weight and strength dimensions of the fabrications which were then negotiated […]

Think Fast

This interdisciplinary collection has been exhibited at three distinguished academic venues – Ball State University in Indiana and the School of Design Strategies at Parsons in New York City and Kansas State University in the 2015-2016 academic year. After an international call for submissions invited […]

Bovine Spine

Current research project is looking into the educational applications of developing 3D printable bones within Veterinary Medicine with applications for bovine epidurals. Preliminary tests used CNC milling and engineering foam to verify the scale and function.  Further exploration is currently being engaged in 3D printing […]

Mashrabiya Bracer

This design is abstracted from traditional Mashrabiya, an architectural screen designed to separate the Harim in the Middle East (men and women’s quarters).  Just as it acts as an environmental (protecting from intense sun while providing free air movement) and cultural barrier and shield, the […]

3D Printing Support for Anthropology

In collaboration with Anthropology these 3D prints of ancient bones were developed to support and understanding for historic remains in a way that could be handled to appreciate the surviving morphometry of the human remains.

Parametric CNC Watercolor

This research explores the implications of digital fabrication on understanding the cognitive and metacognitive methods embedded in “expertise” as they are associated with watercolor painting. This question offers ground for both philosophical rumination as well as technological research: Through analysis, can (and should) we codify expertise? Can the processes, as opposed […]

Parametric Mashrabiya

Much of parametric design, as its word etymology suggests, is in search of valid parameters that lend meaning and evaluation to the infinite variations that can be produced. Often these parameters are found in the metric evaluation of different features in design and construction. As […]