Chris has a M.S. in industrial engineering with a focus in human factors from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.S.E. in mechanical engineering from Philadelphia University. At Penn State, he was a graduate researcher in the Brite Lab and focused on design idea representations and design metrics. Chris is passionate about making new technologies accessible to users in ways that resonate with their daily lives. He has been involved in a number of projects from wearable human protection devices to web tools that evaluate early design creativity and feasibility. These experiences have afforded him the ability to apply user centered design to an array of solutions from physical to digital and solutions that blend the two. Chris brings his research and engineering design knowledge to his human factors work. Outside of human factors, Chris is an avid member of the Maker movement. He loves combining his interests in mechatronics, gardening, and home brewing to make personalized tools and products.