Owlet Baby Monitors


Over the course of my senior year at BYU, I worked as Head of Product Development for Owlet Baby Monitors, a company I helped found. There, I led a team of engineers and designers working to help prevent SIDS through the empowerment of parents.

Our small team won numerous awards including 1st place in the BYU Student Innovator of the Year competition and 1st place in the International Business Model Competition


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Pachyonychia Congenita (PC) Shoe


2012-13 Academic Year

I took the unusual step of proposing my own senior design project for my BS degree. The idea we had was to design a device to relieve pressure from the soles of patients with Pachyonychia Congenita (PC), a rare skin condition. Thanks to the support of PC Project and BYU, our team was able to identify a commercially available brace that we adapted for PC.

Learn more about the project at BYU Capstone.

Learn more about our solution at Instructables.com.

IR Inspectable Fuel Cell


This was work I completed during the summer of 2013 as a SULI intern at the National Renewable Energy Lab. The goal is to use the heat signature from the catalysis of escaping hydrogen to study the development of flaws in the electrolytic membranes of fuel cells.


Bender, Guido, Wyatt Felt, and Michael Ulsh. “Detecting and localizing failure points in proton exchange membrane fuel cells using IR thermography.” Journal of Power Sources 253 (2014): 224-229.


Electromagnetic Excitation of Fuel Cell Materials

While working as an intern at the National Renewable Energy Lab (thanks to the DOE’s SULI program, Summer 2012). I developed some ideas on how to excite the thin, conductive materials used to make up the electrodes of PEM fuel cells.

My report led to a winning entry in Marblar.com’s contest seeking important uses for Terrahertz technology sponsored by Oxford Instruments.