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My name is Thomas (TJ) Watson, and I am a mechanical engineer designing computers and liquid cooling systems for autonomous vehicles. I'm always learning on the job, and spend my free time on side projects that earn me new skills. I am always working to better myself as an engineer and person.

I am currently a full-time Mechanical Engineer. I graduated with High Honors from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with Bachelor of Science degrees in Robotics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in the spring of 2015.


My Projects

Between my work experience and schooling, I have worked on several projects. My most recent non-work project was the WALRUS Rover, in which I worked on a team of five undergraduates.


My Work Experience

I have had the privilege to work in a number of excellent positions related to robotics and mechanical engineering. I am currently a full-time Staff Hardware Engineer at Aurora Innovation. My last position was at Uber's Advanced Technologies Group. I have also worked at Disney's Research Labs, Boston Engineering, and at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


My Skills

A short list of valuable skills I possess.

Mechanical Design

Solidworks (CSWA), Catia v6, Creo Parametric, Autodesk Inventor


Solidworks Simulation, Ansys Mechanical

Programming Languages

Embedded C, Python, Matlab


Design and Analysis including board design in Eagle


Manual and CNC Mill and Lathe, Mastercam, 3D Printing including FDM, DMLS, SLA, etc.

Shop Tools

Band Saws, Drill Press, Sanders, Grinders, Shears, and Hand Tools

Contact Me

The best way to contact me is by email at [email protected]