Peter Vekilov

Fights Sickle Cell Anemia and Other DiseasesBy Tom GibsonVekilov is making his mark researching the nucleation and crystallization of proteinsBorn and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, Peter Vekilov wanted to spend his career in his homeland. “I never thought of anything...

Nick Fenelli

Material Handling and MoreBy Tom Gibson In spring 2008, Nick Fenelli found himself at a crossroads in his engineering career. He had gone to work for Airtrax in Trenton, NJ as a consultant several years earlier and had become a right-hand person of company founder and...

Rich McFarland

HVAC technician invents an instrument to test pressure switches in furnaces and goes entrepreneurial with itBy Tom Gibson Rich McFarland has worked in the HVAC Industry for 30 years as an installer, service technician, and manager, and he has owned heating and air...

Shanon Reckinger

In a dual role, the mechanical engineering professor at Fairfield University aims to improve computational methods for modeling oceans and climate while she advocates for women in engineering.By Tom Gibson As a mechanical engineering student, Shanon Reckinger could’ve...

Tate Rogers

In the developing world, billions of people don’t have access to modern sanitation. This environmental engineering grad student is filling a niche with a design for emptying pit latrines.By Tom Gibson During his sophomore year at North Carolina State University,...

John Ebbinghaus

With his family, he has started a company to develop and market electrically conductive pastes he invented to improve connections in electrical equipment.By Tom Gibson In 1973, John Ebbinghaus found himself working at Litton Guidance & Control Systems near Los...