Before moving to San Diego to join Ocean Aero, Thomas graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in 2014. A mechanical engineer by trade, he brings an extensive background in robotic control theory, with significant real world application to the team. He is largely responsible for all mechanical design work, including the final design for the hull and many internal components, which he has designed and printed on solidworks and using 3D printing. Tom worked on many projects while at JHU, including designing and building a robot for a mechatronics class, writing Matlab code for a virtual piano, and creating user friendly interface that is used by portfolio managers at Fidelity Investments.  He also was critical team member in an Optimal Trajectory Generation and Tracking class project, in which he developed path planning for a robot with a manipulator and tested functions using C++, ROS, and Gazebo. Tom has expertise in Solidworks for modeling and analysis, in addition to machine shop experience (3D Printer, Laser Cutter, Lathe, Band Saw, Mill and Router).

Education

BS Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Johns Hopkins University

MS, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Johns Hopkins University