Our Team

A collective of aerospace and structural design engineers, we utilize powerful custom software applications to reduce costs and expedite crisis and preventive engineering analysis, research and development.

Myles_BakerMyles Baker, Ph.D.

CEO and Chief Engineer

Dr. Myles Baker has made significant achievements in project management and systems engineering for large integrated software programs with extensive background in scientific computing, CFD, design optimization, and software development. He is the founder of two energy-related companies, holding numerous highly regarded structural design patents.

Dr. Baker was the main process architect and systems engineer for the IHAT program, where his focus was integrated analysis and optimization of high-speed tactical weapons. His responsibilities as systems engineer included systems requirements generation, module definition, module interface control, and overall process integration. He was also the module lead for the IHAT Geometry and Integration Core Modules.
Dr. Baker previously worked for Boeing Phantom Works, where he was responsible for managing a group of 20 engineers in the Structures Technology Division.

Dr. Baker began his career at Boeing, developing multidisciplinary flight loads analysis software for the Aeroelastic Design Optimization Program (ADOP), and was one of the main process architects for the structural optimization processes used on the High Speed Civil Transport program. He managed the development of the aeroelastic version of NASA’s CFL3Dv4.1 structured multiblock Euler/Navier-Stokes code.  He has also been a process and software developer for advanced computational aeroelasticity algorithms, geometry, and finite element modeling (FEM) mesh modeling systems for conceptual design, and aeroservoelastic modeling, analysis, and optimization as well as the use of networks of personal computers for parallel engineering computations. Dr. Baker has also been responsible for structures, optimization, and aeroelasticity tasks for numerous advanced design programs, including X-43, X-37, Blended Wing-Body, Advanced Theater Transport, Air Launch System, the C-17 military transport, and the 717-200 commercial airliner.

Dr. Baker is a member of the Aerospace Flutter and Dynamics Council, an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, and was responsible for the Design and Analysis Track of the 2003 SAMPE conference in Long Beach.  He is recipient of AIAA’s 2003 Lawrence Sperry Award, which is given to an outstanding young professional who has made an exceptional contribution to the aerospace profession.

Dr. Baker holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, all from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Kevin_RoughenKevin Roughen, Ph.D.

Vice President, Engineering

Dr. Kevin Roughen has extensive experience in structural analysis of metallic and composite structures, aeroelasticity, and design optimization. At M4, he has led the company’s successful SBIR/STTR programs of sponsored research and development by the federal government.

As lead engineer in weight reduction studies for the Boeing 787 composite passenger door, Dr. Roughen conducted structural integrity analysis against Boeing and FAA durability and damage tolerance requirements. He performed aeroservoelastic model generation, test correlation, and control law design for the NASA Supersonic Semispan Transport (S4T) project.  Additionally, Dr. Roughen has led development on multidisciplinary software projects, including Unsteady Aerodynamic Loads Measurement (UALM), Aero, Servo, Thermal, Elastic, Propulsion (ASTEP), and the Multidisciplinary Radome Optimization System (MROS).
Dr. Roughen’s structural analysis supports several other commercial and military programs, including Boeing 767 tanker, Boeing 747-8, and Northrop Grumman X47-B.

Prior to M4 Engineering, Dr. Roughen was the lead of the structural module for the Integrated Hypersonic Aeromechanics Tool (IHAT).  In this role, he was responsible for defining requirements, planning and executing development, and coordinating and executing module testing.

Previously, Dr. Roughen worked for seven years as a member of the Phantom Works organization of the Boeing Company where he led structural analysis, loads, and optimization tasks for two flight research vehicles designed to investigate the flight mechanics of the Blended Wing-Body.

Dr. Roughen holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, all from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Additionally, he received the UCLA mechanical engineering department’s award for the Outstanding Bachelor of Science Degree Recipient.

Scott_YoungScott Young

Manager, Engineering Services

Scott Young directs a team of experienced engineers conducting production-level linear and nonlinear finite element analyses of composite and metallic structures for industrial customers. He has extensive experience in loads determination, structural analysis, and optimization. Scott oversees all of M4’s engineering services, ensuring that each of the company’s federal and commercial customer projects are efficiently managed and meet the strictest standards.

As Principal Investigator on the company’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) efforts, Scott has been instrumental in securing numerous funding opportunities, including projects for NASA and the United States Air Force.

Previously, he led development of a patented bonded repair analysis tool with Boeing as an industrial partner.  This tool will quickly analyze and validate composite bonded repairs for aging commercial aircraft, and, thus, return commercial aircraft to service in days instead of weeks.

Additionally, Scott has provided valuable structural modeling expertise to numerous programs, including analysis of both composite and metallic components.  His leadership on the Northrop-Grumman X-47B, Boeing 787, and Airbus A380 landing gear systems was instrumental to the success of those programs.  His work on these programs included performing numerous nonlinear contact models, determining static and durability margins, optimizing designs for weight savings, and constructing detailed stress reports for FAA certification.

Scott also played key roles in the investigation of major composite structures such as damage tolerance analysis and optimization of composite doors for the Boeing 787 as well as improvement of wind turbine blade designs.

Scott holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from California State University, Long Beach.

Tyler_Winter

Tyler Winter

Manager, Research & Development

Tyler Winter provides management and oversight of all on-going research and development efforts at M4.  As Principal Investigator for several of the company’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, Tyler has been instrumental in securing numerous funding opportunities, including projects for NASA, the United States Air Force, and the Missile Defense Agency.

As a key member of M4’s engineering team, he has made substantial contributions to the company’s capabilities in the areas of scientific computing, aerospace vehicle system-level analysis, uncertainty quantification, hypersonic CFD, software development, and the development and integration of multidisciplinary analysis and optimization (MDAO) systems.

On the commercial side, he has performed structural and thermal analyses for fast-paced, time-critical projects.  His responsibilities include creating finite element models, applying appropriate boundary conditions, scripting analyses with large sets of complex loading scenarios, and documenting the analysis results within corresponding stress reports.

As a student, he conducted award-winning independent research in the areas of applied CFD and second law analysis of aerospace vehicles. In 2006, Tyler was accepted into the highly competitive Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School program at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Tyler holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology.

Dan_StueweDan Stuewe

Senior Engineer

Dan Stuewe supports M4’s numerous federal and commercial customers, utilizing his experience with structural dynamics in development of several software projects, including software designed to build and assemble finite element model and analysis decks for the company’s RapidFEM software as well as a tool to process and correct wind tunnel test data. Commercially, he has worked on comprehensive stress analyses of hydraulic mechanisms, animatronic mechanisms, and composite wind turbine blades. Additionally, Dan has developed dynamic models of landing gear for use in pre- and post-test analysis of drop tests.

Prior to joining M4 Engineering, Dan worked at McDonnell Douglas Space Systems (which later merged with Boeing), validating structural dynamic analyses of the Titan IV launch vehicle. His work in structural dynamics continued as a member of the team that developed the Delta III launch vehicle. As a member of the Delta III team, he participated in several structural tests by deriving pre-test predictions and performing post-test model correlations. He also developed a number of new analyses that were required based on the unique design of the vehicle. He used the knowledge from the Delta III development to assist in the development of the Delta IV family of launch vehicles as well as to support the established Delta II vehicle

Dan holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic University.