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Sean Benjamin Kelly, PhD., PE, CMAT

Research Scientist & Technical Consultant

Sean Kelly is a multidisciplinary engineer and technical consultant with expertise in prototyping, hardware
startups, and R&D in green energy, automotive, manufacturing, and safety engineering. After founding an
automotive fabrication business, he completed a Ph.D. studying cryogenic rocket propulsion for the NASA
Constellation program, thereafter serving as a consultant and expert witness for dozens of Fortune 500
companies and deployment to Afghanistan as a rapid prototyping engineer.

Sean is working with Rain Systems to scale the design and improve the efficiency of our Precision Injection
Machine larger capacity commercial unit.

SEAN KELLY EXPERIENCE

INDEPENDENT TECHNICAL CONSULTANT, Los Angeles, CA

  • Provide technology development, prototyping, and manufacturing consultancy to startups, corporations, and
    individuals.

RAPID EQUIPPING FORCE, UNITED STATES ARMY, Afghanistan

Rapid Prototyping Engineer (contractor)

  • Develop tactical hardware and solutions directly to soldiers and deployed units.
  • CNC, 3D printing, welding, electronics and embedded microcontrollers, wireless communications, and repair of tactical equipment and machines.

EXPONENT FAILURE ANALYSIS ASSOCIATES, San Francisco, CA

Senior Engineering Consultant

COMBUSTION AND PROPULSION LAB, UNIVERSTY OF FLORIDA, Gainesville, FL

Graduate Research Assistant

GREEN LIQUID AND GAS TECHNOLOGIES, Gainesville, FL

Research Engineer

NEPTUNE TECHNOLOGY GROUP, Tallassee, AL

Senior Engineering Consultant

C-TECH RACING, Daytona Beach, FL and Auburn, AL

Owner and Engineer

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, 2012
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, 2007
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, San Francisco State University

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician (CMAT) – # 5507-4728
  • Licensed Mechanical Engineer, California, #38042
  • Fire Investigation 1A Certification, accredited by the California State Fire Marshal
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI, Registration No. 20906-11895)