Michael Krause

Test Engineer


My interest in Mechanical Engineering began with Legos and construction sets. My fascination with how things can be assembled to make fantastic new things could only be matched by the equal number of ways to break things down. My high school, Thomas Maclaren School, has a classics-based curriculum which guided and refined the methodology and critical thinking skills that led me to pursue my degree at The University of Colorado. Out of college I worked in electronics production and manufacturing, and I decided that it was time to go back to breaking things again, so Empirical’s motto called to me and I have not looked back.

Education: Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

What I love about my job field:  What I love most about this field is that it combines seeing new and innovative designs and technologies in medicine, with the satisfaction of pushing a mechanical system to its limits and seeing what happens.

What I enjoy most about my job at Empirical: I love the people and the environment they create to work in. The team dynamic makes it easy to come in to work and to work with so many great people.

What sets Empirical apart from our competitors: The culture and work environment at Empirical is what sets us apart from our competitors. The sense of community is unlike anywhere else I have worked and it makes a difference in the quality of the work done here.