Mike Vasquez

Mike Vasquez

Mike recently finished his PhD at Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute. The institute is the world’s largest research facility completely dedicated to solving technical engineering problems in sport. As part of his work he helped Burton Snowboards design new materials that could be used to 3D print snowboard binding components. Originally from Minnesota, Mike made his way out to Boston to attend MIT. While there he was able to combine his passion for sports and engineering by working at the MIT Sports Innovation Center. He earned a BS (’08) and M.Eng (’09) in Materials Science and Engineering. He was a captain of the MIT baseball team and continues to stay active by playing baseball, snowboarding, and distance running. He finished his sixth marathon last fall. He is the co-founder of the Sports Technology Podcast and has worked with Burton Snowboards, New Balance, Rawlings, Easton Sports, Wimbledon, 3M, and Progressive Sports Technologies.