John Keogh is the Development Engineer at Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT). Mr. Keogh is completing his doctoral degree with Lucy Ziurys at the University of Arizona, in July of 2018. He has 11 years of experience in R&D, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering, covering a wide spectrum of disciplines, instrumentation, machinery, and electronics. His most notable recent success involved the design, machining, installation and validation of a quasi-optical beam-waveguide system (a complex optical system) for a millimeter-wave spectrometer, which itself is used for the determination of molecular structures and material properties. Mr. Keogh is very interested in impacting society through lightweighting approaches, as well as workforce education, development, and diversification.