Brett Freidkes

Brett Freidkes

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Brett Freidkes is a Senior Mechanical Engineer at IC2. Prior to joining IC2, Dr. Freidkes earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida in 2014, 2018, and 2021, respectively. His dissertation focused on the development of a MEMS-based dual-axis capacitive wall shear stress sensor. Throughout his time at the University of Florida, Dr. Freidkes co-authored multiple publications with IC2 engineers; specifically, “Development of a Two-Dimensional Wall Shear Stress Sensor for Wind Tunnel Applications” and “Characterization of a Fully-Differential, Dual-Axis, Capacitive Wall Shear Stress Sensor System for Low-Speed Wind Tunnels.”

Experience
  • Graduate Research Assistant –  Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group (IMG), 2015 – Aug 2021
  • MEMS Summer Intern – Sandia National Laboratories, 2019
  • Instrumentation Summer Intern – Sikorsky Aircraft, 2013
Education
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, August 2021
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, May 2018
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, December 2014