TYLER D. WORTMAN

91 Sidney Street, Apt. 904, Cambridge, MA 02139

tylerwortman@gmail.com

308-383-3395

EDUCATION
 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 2015

Doctor of Philosophy, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Cumulative GPA: 4.80/5.0


University of Nebraska-Lincoln, December 2011

Master of Science, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Thesis: Design, Analysis, and Testing of In Vivo Surgical Robots
Cumulative GPA: 3.98/4.0



University of Nebraska-Lincoln, May 2009

Bachelor of Science, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
*Graduated with Distinction
Cumulative GPA: 3.948/4.0 (EIT/FE)

EXPERIENCE
 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

August 2012 to Present

• Precision Engineering Research Group
• Development of biomedical devices


Product Design Consultant 
PillPack, Cambridge, MA

March 2013 to Present

• Designed and implemented sensor packages for medication adherence
• Performed sourcing and negotiation with contract manufacturers and materials suppliers

 

CEO 
ELL Operations, Cambridge, MA

May 2013 to Present

• Managed a business offering safer and more ergonomic delivery solutions for large distribution companies
• Transformed a proof of concept design into a full-scale manufactured product


Tech-Transfer Intern 

NUtech Ventures, Lincoln, NE

Summer 2012
• Tech-transfer market research and evaluation of emerging technologies
• Development of an algorithm to assist in the assessment of potential technologies

Graduate Research Assistant 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Mechanical Engineering

January 2009 to August 2012
• Kinematic and dynamic analysis of dexterous in vivo robots for minimally invasive surgery
• Design and fabrication of several next generation in vivo robots

Engineering Intern 

Honeybee Robotics and Spacecraft Mechanisms, Pasadena, CA 

Summer 2011
• Analysis, design, and assembly of a custom rover to deploy a sample coring and caching system
• Testing to demonstrate feasibility for Mars Sample Return (MSR) Mission

Engineering Intern 

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mobility and Robotic Systems, Pasadena, CA

Summer 2010
• Design of a rover-based sampling system for open-pit mining operations
• Assisted in upgrading the ATHLETE mars rover prototype

HONORS  & AWARDS
 

SKILLS

MECHANICAL DESIGN:
Solidworks
Pro/ENGINEER
Autodesk Inventor
AutoCAD
Algor
Cosmos
Hand Drafting

PROGRAMMING:
LabVIEW
Matlab
Python
C++

Arduino

Latex
Basic
Fortran
Maple

OTHER PROGRAMS:
Microsoft Office Suite
Adobe Creative Suite
Windows Movie Maker

ORGANIZATIONS

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

2013 - Present

 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

2012 - Present



Tau Beta Pi

Engineering Honor Society

2008 - Present



Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society

2008 - Present

2010 - present

2010 - present

• University of Nebraska Folsom Distinguished Master's Thesis Award, 2013

• MIT Pappalardo Fellowship, 2012

• National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award, 2011

• Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant, College of Engineering and Technology, 2010

• NASA Space Grant Award, 2010 and 2011

• University of Nebraska Superior Scholar, 2009

• Earned Athletic Scholarship, Nebraska Football, 2009

• Brook Berringer Citizenship Team, 2008 and 2009

• Nebraska Student-Athlete-of-the-Year Finalist, 2008-2009

• 2nd team ESPN-The-Magazine Academic All-American, 2008

• Brook Berringer Memorial Scholarship, 2008

• 1st Team Academic All-Big 12, 2007 and 2008

• Dean’s List, College of Engineering and Technology, 2004-2009

• Big 12 Commissioners Academic Honor Roll, 2004-2009

• University of Nebraska Regents Scholarship, 2004-2009

• Peter Kiewit Memorial Scholarship, 2004-2009

 

• Participant, MIT 100k Launch Competition, 2015

• Participant, MIT Hacking Medicine, 2013-2014

• Volunteer, Youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Outreach, 2009-2012

          • Sunday's with a Scientist
          • Bright Lights Robotics Camp
          • 4-H Robotics

• Spokesperson, NAMC “Dream it, Do it” Campaign, 2009-2010

• Volunteer, Husker Youth Experience, 2006-2008

• Student-Athlete, University of Nebraska Football, 2004-2008​

 

ACTIVITIES
 

PATENTS
 

• Robotic Surgical Devices, Systems, and Related Methods, US13/546831, Assigned to UNL

• Stair Traversing Delivery Apparatus, US61/801383, Assigned to ELL Operations

 

CONFERENCES ATTENDED
 

• 2015 - Sports, Technology and Education @ MIT (STE@M) Workshop - Taiwan

• 2012 - New Generation Space Leaders Program - Colorado Springs, CO
• 2012 - 28th National Space Symposium - Colorado Springs, CO
• 2012 - Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship - Omaha, NE
• 2011 - ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference - Washington, DC
• 2011 - Nebraska Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting - Lincoln, NE
• 2011 - Annual Meeting of The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons - San Antonio, TX
• 2011 - Design of Medical Devices Conference - Minneapolis, MN
• 2010 - North American Summer School in Surgical Robotics and Simulation - Seattle, WA
• 2010 - Nebraska Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting - Lincoln, NE
• 2010 - Annual Meeting of The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons - Landover, MD
• 2010 - Minimally Invasive Robotics Association 5th Annual International Conference - San Diego, CA
• 2009 - Nebraska Research and Innovation Conference - Omaha, NE

 

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