Blough’s professional interests focus on translating research ideas to testable prototypes and in developing manufacturing processeses that allow scale up for production. His industry experience includes extensive hands-on machining and prototype fabrications, testing, data collections, tooling design and fabrications, and productions scale up both in defense R&D and in commerical products. He has both product-design and manufacturing-process patents. In developing building materials his research and personal interests overlap: His breadth of building experience ranges from field installation to designing and overseeing the construction of testing and manufacturing facilities. He earned his BSME from the University of Texas at Arlington and his MSCS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.