Benjamin Tyler Macke was born in Cincinnati,
Ohio on January 2, 1979, but has lived in Kentucky his entire life.
Ben graduated from Bishop Brossart High School in May of 1997 with honors.
In May of 2001 he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and
Associate of Art degree in Mathematics from Thomas More College, graduating
Magna Cum Laude. As a University Scholar student at the University
of Kentucky, Ben graduated in December 2003 with his MS and BS in Mechanical
Engineering. He worked in the Dynamic Structures and Controls Lab
at the University of Kentucky as a research assistant from November 2000
to December 2003, and as a student intern at Sandia National Laboratories
in Albuquerque, New Mexico from May 2002 to December 2003. Benís
professional interests include research and development, design, controls,
and vibrations. His Master's Thesis title was "Characterization of
an electron gun controlled multiple spatial region piezoelectric thin film".
A PDF version of his thesis can be obtained by clicking on Ben
Ben just got hired at Cummins, Inc. in Columbus,
Indiana, where he'll be working on alternative fuel-powered vehicles.
Ben got married to Caroline Van Kempen on
May 10, 2003, and in February 2004, they'll have a baby girl! His
personal interests include rock climbing, hiking, camping, biking, and
traveling both nationally and internationally.