AJ weaves a maker’s narrative from low-level nanomaterials up through full production consumer and medical systems.  Curiosity captured him early and his pursuits generally follow the path of greatest knowledge growth.  As comfortable rebuilding a small block as he is in a cleanroom, AJ is always exploring.

AJ earned a PhD and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia along with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.  Since reviving a $2 million research program during his first internship, he has consulted and designed products for DOD, designed and manufactured two high-end smartwatches, as well as several products for consumer and medical brands.

AJ’s current interests are in micro/nanofabrication, autonomous vehicles, augmented reality, brain machine interfaces, and non-invasive sensing.