Joran (pronounced like Jordan, less the “d”)

  • Raised in Columbus, Ohio
  • Trained as a mechanical engineer focusing on design
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Currently a post-doc at Purdue University


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah,

  • 3.56 GPA, Graduated April 2010

I am currently studying how to improve creativity and innovation through sketching, functional decomposition, and making.  In addition to school, I have helped start a local Makers’ Club and given many visualization and sketching workshops to Purdue students, underpriveleged elementary school students, and visitors to the Makers’ Faire.

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