Mechanical engineer and biotechnician with more than 20 years’ experience working with energy technology, aerospace systems, new product introduction, and biotechnology. As a mechanical engineer for Avco Systems K.K. initiated and approved design changes and test procedures for intercontinental ballistic missile systems, managed satellite deployment tests at NASA’s space simulation facility as well as the mechanical aspects of simulation tests including data evaluation, instrumentation and safety operations. He also designed, build and tested combustion-based prototype devices with an emphasis on energy efficiency, decreased pollution and cost, and market capture. In his role at Textron Systems as a senior engineer (1992-2002) K.K. was a design contributor for high tech process controls and incorporated data compiled through primary research to align future product development with client needs. He recently became certified in applied biotechnology at the B.U. Bioscience Academy and following completion interned at the School of Medicine researching and developing a vitamin D-friendly sunscreen (Solar D) and co-authored a paper published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, is a member of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers, speaks fluent French and is a former holder of secret security clearance.