Ian Kos is an entry-level mechanical engineer who is passionate about using his skills to improve the quality of life and better the world's energy supply. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a GPA of 3.8, from Northeastern University, and has almost 3 years of full-time work experience in several industries.
Kos has experience in mechanical design fields such as wind energy, robotics, and electric vehicles. He designed and fabricated a robotic rover, responsible for material and hardware selection, part fabrication, and system testing. He is proficient in SolidWorks and utilized 3D printing to create proof of concept before final manufacturing. He designed the mechanical structure and packaging of a 12-DOF anthropomorphic intrinsically actuated robotic hand that utilized 3D printing to test multiple iterations against mechanical design and material properties.
Kos initiated the development of a low-cost production electric car in Costa Rica and designed the power system, which eventually transitioned the project into an electric tricycle for personal transportation. He has experience as a mechanical engineer at Lime and was formerly employed at SUPER73, Inc., WindAid Institute, Swift Engineering, Inc., and Swift Engineering, and San Clemente Marine Safety.
Kos is passionate about environmental issues and their impact on energy systems. He strives to create sustainable urban mobility and processes to make the world a cleaner place.