Thomas Burrow


My personal summary.


Integration Engineer - SF Bay Area

Until March 2017, I was lead vehicle integration engineer at Wrightspeed in Alameda, California. We were designing and building range-extended powertrains for heavy-duty trucks.

My role included LV/HV harnesses and routing, fluids (coolant, hydraulics, pneumatics), and mounting Wrightspeed's integrated components onto trucks. I was lucky enough to work with several amazing technicians on full-size garbage trucks and other vehicles. I was previously involved with test engineering, especially with the diesel-fueled turbine generator. That's me on the right:


Earlier in my career, right after graduating from MIT in June 2014, I co-founded Sonabos Technologies. We built innovative audio hardware and software for DJs. Check out this pitch I gave in September at MIT's Kresge Auditorium:

Sonabos - MIT GFSA Demo Day 2014 from Martin Trust Center on Vimeo.


Professional Interests & Goals

I have a passion for electromechanical design, especially applied to consumer products. I co-founded two companies after successful development of products with my peers at MIT. Those ventures helped turn me into a confident engineer in search of challenging hardware to work on. I'm happiest splitting my time between a desk and a workbench.

Automotive work is extremely interesting for me because there are so many difficult problems to solve. Cars are also complex enough that system-level thinking is important, and I enjoy that.


MIT Coursework Summary

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Mechanics & Materials 1; Mechanics & Materials 2; Dynamics & Controls 1; Dynamics & Controls 2; Thermodynamics, Fluids & Heat Transfer 1; Thermodynamics, Fluids, & Heat Transfer 2; Circuits & Electronics; Web-Based Media; Electromechanical Energy [no credit, due to illness]; Microelectronic Circuits & Devices; Measurement & Instrumentation; Power Electronics [dropped]; Design & Manufacturing 1; Biology; Mobile App Development; Digital Systems Lab; Product Engineering; Numerical Computation; Management in Engineering; Electromechanical Robotic Systems; Engineering Systems Development; Design & Manufacturing 2;