Riley is focused on engineering research involving composite, high strength filament formulations and machine development for high temperature operation. Riley worked at Arevo Labs, a San Francisco based startup, delivering advanced materials, intelligent software, and deposition technology to make production-use composite parts. Prior to Arevo, Riley worked at Stryker Endoscopy as an Advanced Quality Engineer implementing design improvements and validating surgeon use prior to product launch. Riley studied at UC Berkeley, where he received a B.S. in Bioengineering and Materials Science and Engineering and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering.