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Expert in Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Tissue Engineering, and Regenerative Medicine

Expert ID: 729346 Ohio, USA

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Expert is an internationally recognized expert in biomaterials development, drug delivery (e.g., protein, plasmid DNA, etc), tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.

Expert, PhD, received his B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science and Biomedical Engineering, cum laude, from Duke University in 1994. He then went to graduate school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he received an M.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering (1998), an M.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering (1998), and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (2002) under the guidance of Dr. David J. Mooney. He began his graduate studies in Orthopedic Research Laboratory investigating the roles biomaterials and mechanics play in healing fracture defect and distraction ontogenesis models. He then continued on at Michigan as NIH-NIDCR Graduate Fellow engineering biomaterial systems for bioactive factor delivery and tissue engineering applications. The work received several honors including the Bio-valley Young Investigator Award for best paper presentation at the 4th International Meeting of the Tissue Engineering Society International (2001), 1st Place in the American Association for Dental Research/Warner-Lambert Hatton Award Competition (2002), 2nd Place in the International Association for Dental Research/Warner-Lambert Hatton Award Competition (2002), the International Association for Dental Research/Lion Dental Research Award in the Periodontal Research Category (2002), and the American Association for Dental Research William J. Gies Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Dental Research (2003).

Following his graduate studies, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Vascular Biology Program at Harvard Medical School for two years investigating biomaterial and mechanical regulation of lung development and endothelial cell behavior under the guidance of Dr. Donald E. Ingber.

He frequently provides biomaterials and tissue engineering consulting expertise to FMC Biopolymers.He serves as an expert reviewer for grant proposals submitted to the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation.He advises or participates on NIH SBIR submissions with companies.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan - Warren, Michigan - Livonia, Michigan - Dearborn, Michigan - Cleveland, Ohio - Toledo, Ohio - Akron, Ohio - Youngstown, Ohio - Canton, Ohio - Erie, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2005 Degree: Postdoc Subject: Vascular Biology Institution: Harvard
Year: 2002 Degree: PhD Subject: Biomedical Engineering Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 1998 Degree: MSE Subject: Biomedical Engineering Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 1998 Degree: MSE Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 1994 Degree: BSE Subject: Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Institution: Duke University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Materials Research Society;
American Chemical Society;
Society for Biomaterials;
Tissue Engineering Society International / TERMIS;
International Association for Dental Research;
Biomedical Engineering Society;
Orthopaedic Research Society;
IEEE / Engineering in Medicine and Biology;
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Professional Appointments
JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARDS:
Recent Patents on Regenerative Medicine (Founding Member);
Journal of Nanoscience Letters (Founding Member);
Journal of Tissue Science and Engineering (Founding Member).
Awards / Recognition
Glennan Fellows Award for Teacher/Scholars;
Nominated for Case School of Engineering Research Award;
Finalist for the John S. Diekhoff Graduate Student Teaching/Mentoring Award ;
Crain’s Cleveland Business Forty Under 40 Award;
Nominated for the Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching;
Nominated for the Tau Beta Pi Srinivasa P. Gutti Memorial Engineering Teaching Award;
Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging;
Gordon Research Conference Chairman’s Travel Award;
American Association for Dental Research William J. Gies Award for best paper published in the Journal of Dental Research;
International Association for Dental Research/Lion Dental Research
Award for Junior Investigators in the Periodontal Research Category;
2nd Place in International Association for Dental Research/Warner-Lambert Hatton Award Competition;
1st Place in American Association for Dental Research/Warner-Lambert Hatton Award Competition;
Biovalley Young Investigator Award at the 4th International Meeting of the Tissue Engineering Society International (TESI);
Co-recipient of the Grand Prize (basic science division) for the best poster at University of Michigan Research Clinic Day;
Co-recipient of the Merle Lawrence Award for the Most Outstanding Basic Science Research Paper at the 24th Annual Frank A. Lamberson Lectureship annual competition;
NIH-NIDCR Graduate Fellowship;
IEEE/EMBS Whitaker Foundation Graduate Student Paper Competition Finalist;
Whitaker Foundation Theo C. Pilkington Memorial Award in Biomedical Engineering;
National Science Foundation/Engineering Research Center Fellowship.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has over 40 publications in peer reviewed journals in his field and 2 patents pending.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He has given numerous seminars and invited lectures all over the world. He has also developed graduate and undergraduate classes at a tier 1 research university.
Marketing Experience
He currently provides consulting expertise for several companies and foundations.

Fields of Expertise

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