Ph.D., Princeton Univ.
M.A., Princeton Univ.
B.S., Washington State Univ.
Clay received his B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University, then spent four years in the Air Force as a program manager for the Space and Missile Systems Center. He returned to Academia and received his M.A. & Ph.D. from Princeton University in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His work focused on turbulence, similarity solutions, and novel measurement techniques.
While at Princeton, Clay helped co-found Tendo Technologies, a startup focused on sensor manufacturing and precision flow measurement technology. Since then, he and his colleagues at Tendo have received 5 patents for the technology surrounding their work.
Clay’s experience in teaching ranges from introductory engineering concepts for high school students to advanced turbulence techniques for graduate students. He has developed courses, lectures, and review sessions for classrooms ranging from 100+ students down to one-on-one sessions. He focuses on relating core concepts to everyday experiences, and strives to provide an active learning environment that engages students in their process of learning.