Kurt Stiehl


  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA                                                    2003-2007

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering


Materials and Structures I & II, Thermodynamics and Fluids I & II, Heat and Mass Transfer I & II, Compressible Fluids, Modeling Dynamics and Control I & II, Fundamentals of Design I & II


  1. Apple Inc.                                                                                     Summer 2005 & 2006, 2007-current

Product Design

- Lead Accessory Product Designer

- Liaison between acoustics, ergonomics, and industrial design teams for In-Ear Headphones

- As an intern, helped develop acoustics, buttons, and board system integration for portable devices

- Significant experience designing for machining, injection molding, compression molding, hard coating,
ultrasonic welding, in-mold decoration, cables, electrical system integration, and acoustic integration

- Worked with operational teams to develop supply chain and qualification plans for high volume products

  1. Dewey Lab at MIT                                                                                                                 2005-2007


- Developed OWLdb, a tool to integrate the Semantic Web and relational database technologies

- Presented at the 2007 Biomedical Engineering Society annual meeting

  1. MIT ROV Team - Underwater Robotics                                                                             2004-2007

President and Lead Design Engineer

    - Developed topside software platform kROV to drive underwater robots with a customizable interface

    - Re-designed contra-rotating thrusters to provide uni-directional thrust at optimum efficiency

  1. E33 Productions                                                                                                                  2003-2007

Production Manager and Senior Lighting Designer

  1. -Designed and coordinated theatrical lighting for on campus events; shows have included Cake,
    Bill Cosby, MIT Enterprise Forum, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals


  1. Martin Bowen Memorial Inspiration for Future Engineers Award - 2007 MATE ROV Competition

  2. Inventor on four patents: 20090122510, 20090103764, 20090103760, 20090101433

  3. Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society – Inducted Winter 2006

  4. Pi Tau Sigma – Mechanical Engineering Honor Society – Inducted Fall 2005

  5. Innovator of the Future – Material Handling Management – November 2003

  6. Eagle Scout – Winter 2003


  1. Mountain Climbing, Running, Playing Vibraphone, and Baking

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