Ivan began his career as an Electrical Engineering Co-op his sophomore year while working towards his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology with a minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision at Purdue University. His co-op allowed him to explore the sophistication of a large scale food safe manufacturer. While on campus, Ivan was selected to be a Research Engineer at the Purdue Horticulture College designing and testing an automated hydroponic plant growth chamber for the NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training Cuvette. There, Ivan met Scott as a coworker, and joined forces as a cofounder to build the world’s first fully automated, food computer for Heliponix™. He is now responsible for control system design, electrical hardware fabrication, product functionality testing, and power optimization.