IC2 is pleased to announce that Brett Freidkes has joined our engineering team as a Senior Mechanical Engineer. 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. During his academic career, Brett held internships at Sikorsky Aircraft and Sandia National Laboratories, where he designed and tested microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). 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.” Brett spearheaded this research into MEMS wall shear stress sensors during his studies under IC2 co-founder Dr. Mark Sheplak through the Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group (IMG). Dr. Freidkes also completed an undergraduate thesis titled, “Critical heat flux and chilldown of stainless-steel pipe.”
In his free time, Brett enjoys playing drums and hanging with his new dog Lloyd.
Our team is excited for the skill sets and expertise Brett brings to the table. Brett’s leadership and technical prowess is already evident in daily IC2 engineering tasks. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Freidkes to IC2.