About Lunatic Labs
Lunatic Laboratories, a small startup company built from two parts genius and one part crazy — or maybe it’s the other way around, I forget.
A bit about me personally, I served 5 years in the US Marine Corps and after seeing one too many friends get prematurely separated from limbs, I decided to do something about it. I started my company in 2014 and we design and print custom low cost prosthetics for people. Usually one-offs that allow people to do a specific task, but not always. Sometimes they just want a prosthetic that looks unique and we can do that too.
I am an engineer with a rather large health and medical background. I like to think of myself as a geeky science/sci-fi nerd, and I’ve been called an avid maker by people who know me. I have a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering and am currently a Ph.D candidate in neuroengineering. My research involves unlocking the secret language of the spinal cord!
If you are here you also probably want to know about the blog.
These days I’ve dedicated the blog to what I’m calling the 365 Days of Academia project! It’s a glimpse into the education of a PhD candidate. Of course, this little project has turned into so much more than just academia! It’s a look into my life, who I am as a person, and my struggles with the world as a whole. Originally it was going to be a one year project, but I liked it so much I decided that I am going to do it until I have my PhD.
Every year I update my bio to keep it current with what year of the project we’re on and wow, we’re on year three now!! This means I’m now in my fourth year of my PhD and I’m hoping to graduate in five, so fingers crossed. It’s been a wild ride and it’s probably only going to get weirder!
Wish me luck!