About Me

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Hello, my name is Ryan McKay. I am a versatile mechanical engineer that enjoys working on difficult problems with imminent, real-world applications. I firmly believe that we have the ability to create a future that we wish to experience, and I enjoy shaping that future one day at a time.

I have been working as an engineer since 2008. In that time, I have acquired a unique set of skills while working with multiple early stage start-ups. I am an autonomous and enthusiastic team member and will never say “That’s not my problem”.

My expertise is centered around creating robust mechanical designs, proving those designs with thorough FEA/CFD and heat transfer analyses, as well as assembling, testing and integrating my designs into a final product. I have extensive professional experience with high power lasers and fiber optics, as well as more ‘conventional’ mechanical components like seals, bearings, hydraulics, motors, and gears. Most of the designs I have worked on must operate in high temperature and/or high pressure environments.

I’m glad you found me! If you’d like to know me better, please take a look at my projects or resume. Also, feel free to contact me if you want to talk further!