Our Team

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Professional Staff


Lab Manager

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Patrick Karnia

About
Expertise
Contact

pkarnia[at]iit[dot]edu 1.312.567.3387

Lab Technician(s)

Student Staff


Lab Mentor

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Alex

2022 B.S Electrical Engineering

About

I am a Second year Electrical Engineering student pursuing a career in Integrated Circuit Design. I love exploring the city and spending time outside. Besides learning new things, I enjoy running and playing board games

Expertise
  • 3D Modeling
  • Laser Cutting
  • Soldering
  • Screen-Printing
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Alister

2020 B.S Aerospace Engineering

About

Third year Aerospace Engineering student who lived in Germany for a semester and builds drones for fun. Making things is my favorite thing to do, and I strive to dabble in all the ways you can do that!

Expertise
  • Soldering
  • Electronics
  • Laser Cutting
  • Sewing
  • Leather Work
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Carmen

2020 B.S. Materials Engineering

About

Material Science Engineering student who is always up for a challenge. In my spare time, I enjoy concocting eccentric creations in the kitchen and making art with friends at Harold Washington Cultural Center.

Expertise
  • Safety
  • 3D Printing
  • Sewing
  • Instrumentation and Troubleshooting
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Emma

2021 B.S. Biomedical Engineering, M.E. Chemical Engineering

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Expertise
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Hannah

2022 B.S. Aerospace Engineering

About

A Navy Veteran who operated nuclear reactors on aircraft carriers without a college degree (like Homer Simpson). Now she wants to be a rocket scientist. She enjoys learning, red wine, swimming, writing stories and getting lost in nature.

Expertise
  • Soldering
  • Electrical Equipment and Safety
  • Firefighting
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
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Jamie

2020 B.S. Computer Science

About

Computer Science 4th year with a specialization in Data Science that's been at the Idea Shop for 2 years. Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings enthusiast.

Expertise
  • 3D Printing
  • Laser Cutting
  • Netfabb
  • AutoCAD
  • Programming
  • Woodshop Tools
  • Silicone/Foam Casting
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Jason

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2020 M.Des. Masters of Design

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Expertise
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Joe

2020 B.S. Electrical Engineering

About

Electrical Engineering Major, President of the Illinois Tech Robotics Club, and star/director of the Idea Shop Knife Safety video!

My expertise is in electronics prototyping, specifically working with microcontrollers like the Arduino. Working with electronics is my passion (and major!) so if you have a problem or just want to learn more about that I'd be glad to help!

Expertise
  • Arduino/Electronics Prototyping
  • Electronics Workstation
  • Soldering
  • 3D Printing
  • Laser Cutting
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Katie

2019 B.Arch. Architecture

About
Expertise
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Kislay

2019 B.S., M.E. Mechanical Engineering

About
Expertise
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Mike

2020 B.S. Mechanical Engineering

About

4th Year Mechanical Engineer who builds Formula-electric cars and electric skateboards here at IIT.

Any questions or interest in PEV's come and find me!

Expertise
  • Mechanical Design
  • Lasercutting
  • CNC/toolpaths
  • Electrified Motor systems
  • Machining / Metal work
  • Welding
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Noah

2021 B.S. Mechanical Engineering

About
Expertise
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Paulina

2021 B.S. Physics

About
Expertise
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Piotr

2021 B.S Civil Engineering

About
Expertise
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Ryan

2022 B.A. Information Technology Management

About
Expertise
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Will

2021 B.S. Computer Engineering

About

Third year Computer Engineering Major and Lab manager for Illinois Tech Robotics. Started at the Idea Shop Spring of 2019. Everything in the world will be automated by the time I'm done with it! I like to cook for my roommates. I hate doing dishes.

Expertise
  • Circuit Design
  • Soldering
  • Arduino programming
  • Woodworking Machines
  • Autodesk Inventor
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Yara

2021 B.Arch. Architecture

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Zoe

2022 B.S. Mechanical Engineering

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Expertise
  • Sewing
  • Textiles and fiber

Developers

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Evan

2019 M.Sc. Computer Science

Expertise:

  • C, C++, C#, Swift
  • REST and Public APIs
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Taylor

2020 B.Sc. Computer Science

Expertise:

  • Python, C, C#, and Java
  • Linux desktop & server administration
  • Web and backend development
  • Embedded systems
  • Relational databases
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Josh

2021 M.Sc. Computer Science

Expertise:

  • C#, F#, Java, Kotlin, Python, C, C++
  • Web and backend development
  • Databases
  • Programming language design and research