Anthony Dietz, Ph.D., President

Dr. Dietz received his undergraduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Sydney and his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.  After graduating, Dr. Dietz served with the Royal Australian Air Force at the Aircraft Research and Development Unit where he worked as a Flight Test Engineer.  While there he directed a number of projects, the largest of which was a flight-loads trial on an F-18 aircraft.  Dr. Dietz then worked as a research scientist in the Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at the NASA Ames Research Center, where he conducted basic fluid dynamics experiments and acoustic experiments on boundary-layer transition in subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels.  While at Creare, Dr. Dietz led numerous successful research and development projects on a variety of applications, including hearing protection for the Navy, acoustic height sensors for the Army, and biomedical projects related to spatial disorientation for the Air Force. As President and founder of Paxauris, Dr. Dietz is working to commercialize hearing protection and wearable sensor technology he developed while at Creare as well as new technology developed at Paxauris.

Tristan Ramey Ziegler, Project Engineer

Ms. Ziegler received her BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 2015. She worked at Creare for five years before joining Paxauris. Ms. Ziegler has extensive experience executing and overseeing acoustic testing and data analysis (in accordance with ANSI Standards and internal specifications) for hearing protection, communication, and health assessment devices.

Sean Wells-Rutherford, Acoustic/DSP Engineer

Mr. Wells-Rutherford received a BS in Physics from Santa Clara University in 2011, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2014. Prior to Paxauris, Mr. Wells-Rutherford worked as a DSP engineer at Shure and at Cirrus Logic. He has relevant expertise in audio algorithm implementation on embedded devices and has a patent on acoustic echo cancellation.

Engineering Interns

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