Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, 2001. Doctor of Philosophy in Metallurgical Engineering, University Missouri, Rolla, 2004.
Intern General Motors Powertrain, Saginaw, Michigan, 1998—2000. Teaching assistant University Missouri, 2001—2004, research assistant, 2001—2004. Associate professor Saginaw Valley State University, since 2008.
Director center rapid prototyping and innovaction Saginaw Valley State University, 2004—2009, investigator independent testing laboratory, since 2004. Trustee Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Club, since 2007.
Member of American Society for Microbiology (associate), American Society Mechanical Engineering (associate), American Society Engineering Education (associate), American Foundry Society (associate. Member steel division executive committee since 2005, member program and papers committee steel division since 2005, member Saginaw Valley chapter since 2006, member cast iron quality committee since 2007, board director), American Radio Relay League (associate), Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Association (associate).
Married Jennie Lynne Heger, July 19, 2003.