Doug Thornhill, FabLab Manager


As FabLab Manager, Doug Thornhill oversees the NYDesigns FabLab, aids in prototyping, and advances the maker movement whenever possible.

Doug brings to NYDesigns broad experience in science, engineering and education. He assisted the development of over 40 student prototypes in Columbia University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and was an integral part of the optics team for NASA’s newest x-ray observatory: NuSTAR. He has several years of science outreach experience, having taught classes in embedded electronics, robotics, and astronomy. Doug earned his bachelor’s degree in astrophysics from Columbia University’s School of General Studies.

Doug lives in beautiful Sunnyside, Queens and enjoys tinkering, craft beer, and the Florida Gators.