My life mission is taking technology to the extreme to benefit the world.
Award-winning, Harvard-educated physician, scientist, innovator, pilot, communicator, and educator who takes technology to the extreme to benefit the world.
I am a certified drone operator and consultant on the humanitarian applications of unmanned aerial vehicles. My passion for flight extends to an interest and involvement in drone racing.
My specialty is 3D printing. With 3D printing technology, we can treat injured astronauts in outer space and provide low-cost prosthetic devices in remote world regions. While it may sound like a fantasy, it is indeed reality.
In 2010, I founded the Center for Innovative Technologies and Public Health. I educate world leaders on applying technologies to address the world’s greatest healthcare challenges. Through the Center, I built a new program, 3D4MD, which creates inexpensive, personalized 3D printable medical supplies using recycled materials to deliver healthcare whenever and wherever needed. Working on the cutting edge of technology, I have led the Center to great success.
Among my career accomplishments of which I am most proud:
• Served as Flight Engineer for NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) IX mission—flew as Pilot in Command in the Multi-Mission Space Exploration Vehicle flight simulator for excursions to the asteroid surface. Conducted complex operations in a simulated deep space environment, trained to test future spacecraft, and demonstrated new 3D printing technologies.
• Served as Health and Safety Officer for Mars Desert Research Station Crew 145 and was the first to 3D print medical supplies at this remote facility.
• Served as the public face of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education— led simulated missions to Mars, shared NASA’s discoveries and goals, and created a groundbreaking 3D printing learning activity for K-12 students and teachers.
• Supplied 3D-printed prosthetic hands for patients in regions with inadequate prosthetic services—has the potential to benefit hand amputees worldwide in regions with inadequate or non-existent prosthetic services.
How can I help you take technology to the extreme?