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Dojo Research & Consulting is an engineering consulting company offering research and development services. Our areas of expertise include Experiments and Computer Simulation on Flow and Thermal Systems, Finite Element Analysis of Mechanical Designs, 3D CAD Modeling in SolidWorks, 3D Printing/Prototyping and Industrial Design. We provide engineering support to small and early stage companies to help them perform feasibility studies,  advance their technology and validate performance metrics of their inventions.  We form close technical partnerships with our clients to solve their toughest engineering challenges.

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Meet the Team

Don Jordan has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from RPI and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from UT Austin. He worked for the University of Virginia in various teaching and research capacities for a number of years with a focus on flow and thermal systems. In 2015, he left academia and founded Dojo Research & Consulting, where he currently leads the company and performs consulting on both experiments and simulations of flow and thermal systems. 


Founder and Research Scientist


Alex Grady joined Dojo Research in January 2019 as a Mechanical Engineering Technician. He specializes using SolidWorks to create 3D CAD models and machining drawings and is a Certified Solidworks Associate. He also has extensive experience in design for 3D printing and mechanical prototyping. Alex has worked with a wide assortment of clients on projects involving hardware ranging from electronics enclosures, PTFE tubing and venturis, silicone face masks and other mechanical devices. 


Mechanical Engineering Technician


Ben Grady joined Dojo Research in January 2019 as a Mechanical Engineering Technician. Ben has expertise in 3D printing, mechanical prototyping and in building thermoelectric assemblies. Ben developed company capability in photorealistic rendering and animation using Blender to provide product rendering to clients.  Ben has created photorealistic renderings and animations of aircraft concepts, electrical equipment and polarized sunglasses. 


Industrial Designer

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Sean Ames is an electrical engineer who completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering at University of Southern Maine. He specializes in electronics and circuit design for industrial and consumer devices. Sean has experience in the design of mixed-signal circuits and PCB's for embedded electronics and electro-mechanical systems. Circuit schematics, simulation, prototyping, PCB design, robotics and firmware programming are all part of his repertoire


Electrical Engineer

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Brenda Harris joined us after retiring from the Department of Defense as a Program Manager. She obtained her M.A. in Computer Resources and Information Management and received her Project Management Professional certification. She brings over 15 years of project management experience across a wide variety of engineering disciplines. Brenda works with our staff on budgeting and various other aspects of managing our engineering projects.


Engineering Project Manager


With over two decades experience working in a variety of roles and industries, Monique brings expertise in revenue growth, building and launching successful software products through creating and delivering strategic product vision, leading diverse distributed teams, and focusing on user experience and process efficiency.

Monique Bouffard

Consulting Manager


Alexa Borden joined Dojo Research as a Mechanical Engineer after completing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Virginia. She specializes in mechatronics systems, which combine mechanical and electrical knowledge to actuate designs. Additionally, Alexa has expertise in both 3D CAD modeling as a Certified Soliworks Associate and prototyping with her knowledge of 3D printing and fabrication.

Alexa Borden

Mechanical Engineer


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