Hi, I’m Ben. Welcome to my website!
Here, I talk about my experiences, refine my thoughts, make a record of what I’ve done/read/watched, improve my writing and presentation skills, and hopefully add some value for others in all of this.
I’m a mechanical engineer who enjoys solving problems by designing, building, and programming creative mechanical, electrical, and software systems. As a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, I study human-robot interaction and haptics especially related to how humans control, perceive, and recall forces.
I’m also passionate about teaching and sharing knowledge. I’ve co-authored an engineering textbook, instructed a large (100+ students) mechanical engineering course twice at USF, and started a website (MechPlus.org) aimed at providing young mechanical engineers with practical projects and resources.
Other things I enjoy…
From: Tampa, FL
Visited: Philadelphia, San Francisco, New York City, Law Vegas, Austin, Houston, Washington D.C., Smokey Mountains, Chattanooga, Atlanta
Bucket list: road trip up the west coast – LA to Vancouver, Europe (UK, Germany, Italy, Norway), Asia (Singapore, Japan)
3D Printing and Making Stuff (see more)
It’s been really fun getting family and friends interested in 3D printing as well, and working with them on projects.
Playing video games
Buying things on Amazon
- creating educational materials
- listening to podcasts/audiobooks (my favorites right now: Making Sense, Revisionist History, Business Wars)
- building this website