Griffin has almost a decade of experience with electronics design and assembly, test and troubleshooting, and embedded software. His combination of Electronics Technology degree and Engineering Physics degree gives him a unique perspective on product design. His motto to never stop learning drives him to stay informed of technology, trends, and advancements not only in electrical engineering but also in related fields of physics and bioengineering. Griffin has designed PCB’s for consumer electronics that include digital signal processors and DDR memory, and medical devices that need rigid-flex PCBs capable of folding into a handheld device.
The portion of Jason’s career dedicated to engineering commenced in 2016. He specializes in writing software applications for real-time embedded systems. He has authored a variety of elegant modules for medical devices and consumer electronics. Composing creative solutions to meet high-level requirements are some of his best work. He takes great pride in his coding craftsmanship and continually seeks to expand his knowledge base in effective software solutions and beyond!
Nathan has half a decade of experience bringing systems from concept to production. At Engenious, he is responsible for complex mechanical designs and cross-discipline alignment. Nathan is even known to write a bit of software when it helps bring a proof of concept to life – a modern renaissance man.
Cody has nearly half a decade of electronics experience starting from a BS in Electrical Engineering at Oklahoma State University. In his role at Engenious, Cody collaborates with the electrical team to design and document embedded microcontroller systems, high-speed digital, power supply, motor control, and analog circuit systems.
A KSU Computer Engineering grad, Anne brings implementation and technical consulting experience to the table. She has a deep interest in technology, improving processes, and collaborating directly with clients. Her role at Engenious Design is Project Coordinator, an integral part of the project leadership team coordinating a collaborative team of engineering and technical experts designing advanced technology products and medical devices.
Josh joined Engenious Design as an Associate Project Engineer following graduation from the University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, emphasis in Biomechanics and Biomaterials. Josh had multiple years of internship experience in hardware integration, electronic instrumentation and mechanical design.
A recent 2020 graduate with his degree in mechanical engineering, Nick also completed the Engenious Design summer internship program prior to his senior year. Nick’s strengths in creative collaboration, and adaptability to new technology, have made him a fast study in becoming an integral part of the Engenious Design mechanical team. This team works closely with our industrial designers, electrical engineers, and prototype shop to conceptualize, design, and test fully-functional electro-mechanical designs and prototypes.
Peter is an experienced electrical engineer with almost 2 decades designing embedded devices – medical devices and FPGA design. He guides our cross-functional product development team on focusing on output quality, electrical architecture, regulatory compliance, risk management, and navigating the more treacherous technical hurdles. His passion is following a requirements-driven design process to produce a quality product in just a few design iterations. A little extra time at the beginning of a project nailing down architecture and requirements minimizes churn!
McKenzie has nearly a decade of engineering experience as a Mechanical Engineer, Systems Engineer, and Continuous Improvement Engineer before taking the reins as a Project Engineer and Project Lead. Her vast array of experience ranges from autopilot/flight controls to large-scale diesel engines. She is a continuous learner who seeks challenges and thrives through change.
Jesus is an Intern with a bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering, and an emphasis on sensors and devices. He works to help the whole team make sure designs are right.
Nick is a senior member of the mechanical team at Engenious. His work in product design for consumer electronics and medical devices spans more than a decade of leading mechanical development of products from rough concept through mass production. Nick is intrigued by the challenge of taking a product idea/sketch and figuring out how to prototype, test, and manufacture it. His experience traverses a wide variety of uses and environments, including healthcare, wearable technology, outdoor sports, marine, and automotive.
A recent graduate from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Jen joined the Engenious team as a Systems Test Engineer in February 2021. In her test engineer role, she develops evidence-based testing critical to the proper designs of systems. She brings a love for math and engineering that are great assets as she contributes to design, build and troubleshooting activities in device design.
Brian is an engineering leader with a keen interest in bringing to market new products that improve quality of life. He thrives at the intersection of anatomy, physiology, electronics, and mechanics. A medical device design engineer for almost a decade; his product portfolio spans devices for both hospitals and homes. As the Engineering Director at Engenious, he is the leader responsible for the health, growth, and sustainability of all engineering teams. To this role, he brings an experienced, mature, even-keeled, stabilizing influence acting as a companywide resource for managing engineering risks. Brian is responsible for guiding cross-functional design activities, developing engineering leaders, and profitably launching world-class products.
Mason has a degree in electrical engineering technology and almost a decade of experience in consumer products, infrastructure technology, and medical devices. He also has gnarly knowledge of arcade machines, which is a personal passion. He considers himself a lifelong enthusiast of technology and electronics, spending time in and out of work troubleshooting, soldering, and experimenting with electronics.
Eric has worked in product and equipment design for about half a decade. His personal emphasis has been on analysis and optimization. In true engineering fashion, Eric enjoys bringing complex engineering ideas to life, utilizing mechanical fundamentals, and crunching numbers along the way! He is proud of his contributions at Engenious Design that go into products that are all about changing lives for the better.
Chris helps R&D leaders create new medical devices and new high technology systems. With a background in electrical engineering, he has more than 2 decades of experience in medical devices. Chris co-founded Engenious Design in 2013 after working as VP of R&D for several organizations, including a startup, and also started a medical device company. Chris has worked with 12 of the top 20 med device firms, in addition to startups and mid-sized companies. Chris is adept at building high-performance teams with a sense of urgency and enjoys thinking outside the box.
Holly is a leader, a designer, and the co-founder of Engenious Design. She has more than 2 decades of experience as a design professional in the visual arts. Her role at Engenious has spanned from hands-on input in elegant design and seamless user interface to more recently focused on stewarding the health and sustainability of the organization. She is committed to a flourishing culture at Engenious and advancing a creative organization that improves peoples’ lives.
Megan recently finished her BS in Biomedical Engineering at Kansas State. For the last couple of years, Megan worked at Engenious as a Product Architect Intern. She’s been putting her Biomed degree to work collaborating on product designs at the system level while also contributing to detailed technical issues across disciplines.
A recent 2020 graduate from Kansas State with a BS in Electrical Engineering, Tyler started his career in the industry with Engenious Design. With an impressive diversity of extra-curricular activities and an excellent degree, Tyler works on a team to architect, design, build, document, and test complex embedded electronic and microcontroller systems.
Gabe Kortz is the Build Coordinator at Engenious Design. With a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and a master’s in advanced manufacturing, he can make it happen. Gabe manages prototype builds for medical device/technology systems, short-run pilot production, and finished device production.
A recent 2021 graduate with a degree in Industrial Design and a minor in Business, Erika joined the Engenious Design team as an Associate Industrial Designer. Erika is a nuclear powered designer with medical and biomedical internships as well as several apprenticeships in her queue. Her work at Engenious balances usability, aesthetics and pragmatic considerations in collaboration to create medical devices and high technology systems.
Armed with both a BS and MS in Computer Engineering, Brendan has several years of experience in software development. He collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams to develop well-crafted software for embedded systems bringing tricorders and robot surgeons a little closer to reality.
A Computer Engineering graduate from the University of Kansas with Graduate Teaching Assistant credentials, Earving started his industry experience with Engenious Design as an Associate Software Engineer. His educational focus included a versatile skill set with involvement in research, teaching and a variety of projects in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Earving is highly motivated and a great team-player bringing well-crafted software to important devices.
Andrew has nearly 2 decades of experience in embedded software. His diverse experience spans multiple industries and includes 15+ languages and a myriad of platforms and software. A true expert in his craft, Andrew also focuses on mentoring the next generation through volunteering with STEM organizations. He collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams creating medical devices and other advanced technology products that make the world a better place.
Joel is a hands-on, mechanically-inclined craftsperson who can visualize, sketch out, draft up, fabricate and finish prototypes artfully. He could totally hang with the MythBusters crew or make his way around Tony Stark’s workshop if needed. Joel has more than a decade of experience in his field and is a mix of a process-driven artisan and boutique engineer, with an aesthetic eye to produce high-quality appearance and functional models.
Cuong holds the role of electrical engineer with close to a decade of experience in consumer and medical device development. He specializes in analog & digital design with an emphasis on manufacturing quality. Cuong has taken part in medical device design from early concepts to finishing with regulatory tested mass production. He has a passion for improvement and sums up his professional skill development philosophy with the words of late martial artist Bruce Lee: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
Melissa focuses on all aspects of business operations at Engenious Design. She is a strategic problem solver with a sense of urgency, productivity, and positivity. Melissa’s passion for pursuing innovative solutions pairs well with her 15+ year background in product development and project management. As the Operations Director, she is an instrumental leader and contributing team member focused on coordinating all aspects of Engenious business operations, focusing on the organization’s health and sustainability.
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Victor started his career in the industry with Engenious Design in 2019 and brought with him a unique view of the world with his cultural heritage from Bolivia and Russia. His academic experience and education made him an excellent addition to the electrical group. He works on a team to architect, design, build, document, and test complex embedded electronic and microcontroller systems. Victor enjoys performing analyses and testing to ensure the resilience of these systems.
Stephen has a ½ decade of experience in mechanical engineering complemented by his decade of service as a United States Marine. He is a certified SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Design Professional with a passion for 3D modeling. Stephen has been integral to the conceptualization, design, and testing of a myriad of medical devices and consumer electronics on the mechanical team at Engenious.
A recent 2021 graduate with an exceptional education, Erin joins Engenious with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University and a M.S. in Biological Engineering from University of Missouri. In her role as Associate Project Manager, Erin is an integral part of the project leadership team managing and coordinating all aspects of our creative product development projects. She is efficient to the extreme and a natural leader in our challenging, high-paced and innovative environment.
Nicolas has nearly 2 decades of experience as an Electrical Engineering Technician. At Engenious, he is a central part of the mix with a myriad of technologies related to medical devices and other high-tech products. A hands-on problem solver and trusted team member making a big difference on design projects. As a bonus – the work sounds really cool to family & friends!
Grace is a committed manager who thrives on projects requiring close attention to detail with a focus on quality results, balanced with her unique ability to understand and appreciate the big picture and end goal. She is a mature, stabilizing, collaborative and forward-thinking leader in the midst of the oft-times ambiguous and change prone nature of product development, responsible for answering: “what’s the plan?” Grace continually seeks improvement, challenging the status quo to improve processes, and better meet client goals. Her experience at Engenious Design includes medical device and other advanced technology product development.
Dylan has a love for device design, striving for inner and outer beauty in his electronics, rigorous testing, and stunning documentation. His technical passions include all phases of electrical design, process and design-tool automation, simulation, plotting, visualization, and… writing hefty, well-typeset, user manuals. Despite this, he also enjoys the collaborative nature of product development at Engenious Design. He has an extensive educational background with five years of graduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, with some diversions into Computer Science and Mathematics.
Mason has a background in biomedical engineering and a proclivity to be hands-on with medical devices; diving deep into how they work. He has a Masters Degree in Biological Engineering and holds a patent for a novel method of 3D printing. He provided technical guidance on new N95 respirator designs for use within the hospital system early on in the COVID crisis. Mason is a Systems Test Engineer at Engenious Design.
David has a BS in electronics engineering technology and a passion for problem-solving. In his role at Engenious, he is part of our secret recipe to rapidly create advanced systems using ultra-fine pitch surface mount electronics assemblies in an electronics lab at Engenious with the most advanced tools available. David’s experience spans a decade and includes a wide variety of industries – automotive, military, marine, aviation, medical, consumer, and hobby industries.
Zouhair is a collaborative designer with almost a decade of experience in designing and developing products, including medical devices, from idea to production. His education includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Bioengineering (with a focus in Biomedical Product Design & Development). Zouhair is moved by developing products that have a meaningful impact and help people in their daily lives.
Jimmy has worked in embedded software for nearly two decades. He excels in quickly picking up new projects and contributing immediately. Jimmy has worked with startups and established companies, small and large multi-disciplinary teams, novel turnkey, and industry established products. He has broad technical exposure from bare-metal hardware to Android 8, rapid development consumer devices to class III medical devices, and everything in between. Jimmy has checked the list! More importantly, he focuses on doing the right things for the right reasons. As a primary contributor to 62304 based software, he excels at quality procedures with an emphasis on creating outputs that are compliant in a minimally burdensome way.
Nathan has more than a 1/2 decade of experience as a software engineer. In his role at Engenious, Nathan takes science fiction and makes it reality; bringing well-crafted software to a variety of medical devices and high technology systems.
With an educational background in computer engineering and a professional background in medical device maintenance, Patrick brings both an understanding of the end-user and an eagerness to solve their problems through technical innovation. He has experience designing and developing embedded software, designing and prototyping PCB’s and managing offshore development teams. Patrick learns quickly and thrives on contributing to solutions that enable his teammates to succeed. He is quick to identify inefficiencies and likes to work on integrating systemic change to overcome them.
Starting with a foundation in Biomedical Engineering, Abby has nearly a decade of experience in medical devices and product development. As the Project Management Group Lead, she directs cross-functional teams in design and development of electromechanical medical device products. An expert in product requirements to IEC 60601-1, compliance testing and manufacturing of complex devices, she is a solid technical leader and mature, stabilizing presence at Engenious!
Ryan is a versatile industrial designer who fuses high tech development with end-user needs to help create medical devices that make the world a better place. His work thrives at the intersection of design, engineering, and entrepreneurial thinking – making him an excellent creative partner to pursue the next big idea. Ryan applies human factors principles and systematic field study techniques that yield actionable data and observations. This research is then brought to life through exceptional visualization skills. His sketching, product rendering, and modeling abilities help inspire teammates and clients to imagine a better future.
Kayla is a registered nurse who graduated with her B.S. in nursing and M.S. in nursing and organizational leadership from the University of Kansas. Her clinical experience includes Acute Care Orthopedics at the University of Kansas Hospital and most recently serving as the Clinical Director at United Surgical Partners International. Kayla utilizes her decade of clinical experience to provide feedback on devices and facilitate connections for Engenious with specialized health care professionals who advise on our product development.
Laura is a registered nurse who graduated with her Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2010 from the University of Kansas. Her early career experience as a travel nurse gave her a breadth of experience in medical-surgical and telemetry in hospitals ranging in size from 20-bed critical access hospitals to 700 bed academic medical centers all over the United States. Laura is currently working full time as a pre-op/PACU nurse in Kansas City. With this breadth of experience and professional relationships across the country, Laura is uniquely qualified to provide feedback on devices and facilitate connections for Engenious Design with specialized health care professionals who advise on our product development.