MECHANICAL & BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Andy received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a minor in Biomedical Engineering. He gained valuable experience working in the Biomedical Engineering lab at Rose, developing an experimental procedure to compare porcine tendon strengths to existing data on human ligaments in order to determine viability of a porcine replacement in humans.
Working for Depuy Synthes, he created CAD models and product drawings from Computer Tomography (CT) images to develop and design surgical proposals for total knee replacements. He analyzed the CT images in order to optimize the personalized product design and improve patient outcomes.
Andy has experience in mechanical and biomedical design, product development, prototyping, biocompatibility, CAD modeling, software programming, and mechatronics. At Wolf, Andy is assisting with the mechanical design of the Bougie-Integrated Endotracheal Intubation Stylet with a focus on the biomedical aspects. He contributes in the areas of CAD modeling, prototyping and testing of the total system as well. He is also assisting with the test fixture development, prototyping and CAD drawings on Wolf’s program with the Navy, DARMS (Dynamically Adjustable Reel Mobility System), which is an aircrew-mounted self-adjusting tether system.
In forensics, Andy performs analysis of automotive collisions, pedestrian strikes, bicycle and motorcycle accidents, and other incidents involving mechanics of motion with particular emphasis on rear end, low speed and rollover vehicle crashes. He also investigates workplace accidents and slip/trip/fall incidents from a biomechanics perspective.