Get to Know David
As a Colorado native and avid runner, David is able to explore the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains as a way to relax. Some of his other hobbies include traveling, hiking, and backpacking with his wife and two dogs. He is also very passionate about soccer, having played for many years himself. Having studied mechanical engineering, David loves to be hands-on with various mechanical systems. His most recent mechanical engineering project has been the NASA 3D-Printed Habitat challenge to design a 3D printer and 3D printed habitat for deep space exploration, ranking among the top teams in the competition to create sustainable housing solutions for Earth and beyond, which has involved building a full-scale 3D printer capable of manufacturing a sustainable habitat for future astronauts on Mars.
David’s interest in Avantes and Spectroscopy:
During his studies at the Colorado School of Mines, David also held a position at KM Labs, a manufacturer of high-performance femtosecond lasers and customer of Avantes. Through this experience, he was introduced to fields of optics, laser technology, and spectroscopy. Because of his exposure to Avantes spectrometers, he discovered how important spectroscopy is in all aspects of life. After working with Avantes spectrometers, specifically the CompactLine, he was fascinated by the wide range of applications for Avantes spectrometers. He is thrilled to be able to apply his background in mechanical engineering and optics to the applications of Avantes spectrometers and learn more about the field of spectroscopy.