Ian grew up in the woods of New Hampshire and got into engineering by working in the machine shop of his best friend’s father. Ian has an AB in Engineering Sciences modified with Studio Art, a BE in Environmental Engineering, and an MS in Mechanical Design – all from Dartmouth College. He has extensive hands on engineering experience, having worked for 5 years in the Thayer School of Engineering (at Dartmouth) machine shop as an instructor.
Ian joined Synapse in 2010, and has worked on a variety of projects ranging from consumer health care products to low-cost sanitation solutions for the developing world. In 2011, Ian worked with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop a high-efficiency air-conditioner. In 2012, the project won an R&D 100 award. Ian’s primary strengths are in 3D modeling and surfacing. He is currently the administrator for all of the CAD systems at Synapse.
When Ian isn’t working, he spends most of his time playing outside. His favorite sports are running, mountain biking, XC-skiing, and soccer. In 2012, he did his first XTERRA triathlon, a 50-mile mountain bike race, and several road and trail races. He also plays mid-field on the Synapse FC soccer team.