Our greatest assets in working with you to achieve your design criteria are the talents and energies of our highly experienced employees.

While each of our employees brings unique technical expertise to your project, they are also highly skilled in creative problem solving, customer service, and project management.

Most importantly, our staff has a passion for ensuring your needs and expectations are met to your complete satisfaction.

Our Engineers

Michael Lane, Director

Michael attended the University of Vermont (UVM) obtaining a BS in Electrical Engineering with a Biomedical concentration. After receiving his Bachelors, Michael obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at UVM. Prior to assuming the role of Director, he served as the Associate Director for Instrumentation and Technical Services (ITS), which includes the Technical Services Partnership (TSP).

Jake Kittell, Research Project Engineer

Jake Kittell in the machining shopJake has over ten years experience in his own company, Happiness Tech, designing and fabricating prototypes, developing software solutions and consulting on computer-aided design (CAD) development. Prior to this work, Jake was employed by iRobot and other companies in the New England area. He has a mechanical engineering degree from University of Connecticut.

Carl Silver, Research Engineer

Carl B. Silver in his officeGrowing up in Springfield, Vermont — "Precision Valley" — where his father was a machinist instructor, Carl started his career twenty-five years ago with Fellows Corporation where he completed his machinist apprentice program. Following prototyping and volume machining experience for local firms in Burlington, he came to IMFLabs in 1995.

IMFLabs reports to the UVM Vice President for Research.

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