Combining expertise in mechanical engineering with over ten-years of market oriented product design, Milton Aguirre builds interactive synergies between academic research and entrepreneurship. His research in creative mechanism design has supported technology valorization within international communities. As a post-doctorate at Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands), he led the development of several ‘concept-to-market’ initiatives to secure intellectual properties and investments for commercialization. While in graduate school at Penn State and later at Delft, he taught courses in the fields of product development and creative mechanism design. Continuing with his passion for teaching, collaborating, and fostering creativity, Milton is excited to share these combined skills with Purdue Polytechnic.