Meet the Team

The OPIM Innovate initiative is led by Instructor In-Residence Jonathan Moore, with a staff of four student Lab Specialists.

The Lab Specialists each have a technology focus area, but are cross trained in technologies across all five areas of 3D Printers, Microcontrollers, Data Analytics, Virtual Reality, and Internet of Things devices. They are available to walk you through the process of design thinking and provide all of the resources in our Innovation Space and Research Lab.

All guests must sign in and out of the spaces and also reserve equipment if it is going to be used for an extended period of time.

Tyler Lauretti

Year: Senior

Major: Management Information Systems

Role: Lab Manager

Tyler has been working with the OPIM department since the Fall of 2016.  He is very interested in artificial intelligence, data analytics, and Internet of Things technology. Tyler is currently working on developing content for Amazon Alexa and Google Home and analyzing the data produced by these devices.

TJ Hannon

Year: Junior

Major: Management Information Systems

Role: Lab Specialist

TJ is a junior studying Management Information Systems and has been working as a Lab Specialist with the OPIM department since spring 2017. He is currently researching different components of virtual/augmented reality technology, cybersecurity, and data analytics. TJ is also actively working on designing virtual reality experiences with Unity.

Evan Gentile

Year: Senior

Major: Management and Engineering for Manufacturing

Role: Lab Specialist

Evan has been working with the OPIM department since the beginning of 2016. He is interested in learning more about Artificial Intelligence and deep learning.  He has worked extensively with 3D Printers and manufacturing devices.  Evan also works with Microcontrollers and designs programs like computer vision systems for business applications using this technology.

Nathan Hom

Year: Junior

Major: Management and Engineering for Manufacturing

Role: Lab Specialist

Nathan has been working with the OPIM department since the Fall of 2017. He is interested in advanced applications of additive manufacturing and learning more about data analytics. Nathan is currently working as the 3D Printing specialist for the OPIM Innovate initiative.

Robert McClardy

Year: Freshman

Major: Computer Science and Math-Stats

Role: Lab Specialist

Robert has been working with the OPIM department since the fall of 2017. He is very interested in Internet of Things and learning more about data analytics.  Robert is currently working on integrating lab devices with Amazon Alexa and iPads.

Niraj Sharma

Major : Business Analytics and Project Management

Year : Masters

Role: Lab Specialist

Niraj has been working as a Lab Specialist with the OPIM department since Sept 2017. He is very interested in data analytics and virtual reality Niraj is currently working on producing various visualizations using Tableau and analyzing Microcontroller data with Splunk.