We are pleased to have added two new members to our engineering team. Dr. Scott Grindy’s expertise is in the design of functional polymeric materials through materials chemistry and structure. He has worked extensively with polymeric materials such as soft hydrogels, thermoplastics, photo-curing systems, and biodegradable polymers. Dr. Grindy has experience using both mechanical characterization such as DMA and rheology and analytical methods such as FTIR, DSC, and HPLC to analyze materials in areas such as drug delivery, implantable biomedical devices, adhesives, and consumer products to understand how material structure and chemistry drives performance. He holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from MIT. Learn more about Dr. Grindy.
Riccardo Vietri holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard University. His experience includes a wide range of mechanical testing, prototyping, modeling, simulation, and product development. His research has involved the prototyping and fabrication of a composite flight platform for a stratospheric scientific balloon experiment (SCoPeX), FEA modeling of the payload descent and landing, the design of custom composite outriggers for stability during payload landing, and the construction of a variety of specialized fixtures to perform custom composite assembly testing and material characterization. Learn more about Mr. Vietri.