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Expert in Medical Device, Polymer Chemistry

Expert ID: 735896 Virginia, USA

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Expert has worked as a medical device research scientist and consultant for more than ten years. His body of work has resulted in many publications, including 65 US patents. His professional experience centers on polymer synthesis, polymer characterization, analytical chemistry, medical device design and intellectual property management. He has carried out very relevant and impactful work. According to Google Scholar, he has been cited well over 1000 times each year for the past ten years, with a total count since 2005 of 27,181 citations. This is strong validation of his creativity, and demonstration of the breath of disciplines within which he has contributed to the medical device industry.

He also has 12 years of university teaching experience that includes General, General/Organic/Biochemistry and Polymer Chemistry course sequences, plus all of their associated labs. In addition, he has held positions of university management as an Assistant Dean of Science and Technology and an Interim Dean of Graduate Programs and Sponsored Research. This is pertinent to his work as a consultant because it has helped him develop and refine effective ways to communicate complex scientific ideas to a broad set of professionals. During his academic career, he also remained active with industry-sponsored research projects (awards totaling over $2M), thereby keeping him up-to-date with scientific developments within his fields of expertise.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Washington DC

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Polymer Chemistry Institution: University of Southern California

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Vice President Intellectual Property and Science Department: Responsibilities: IP management, development, manufacturing process development
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Interim Assistant Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies and Sponsored Research Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Department: Responsibilities: In my academic role, I primarily taught freshmen chemistry to science majors. I run an active research program with both undergraduate and post-doctorate researchers in my lab working on various polymer synthesis and characterization projects. In addition to my academic scholarship, I actively consult with a variety of companies including medical device, polymer recycling, and venture financiers in the materials market.
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief Technology Officer Department: Responsibilities: Zzyzx Polymers has developed an innovative process known as high shear polymer modification (HSPM) to make polymeric materials that cannot be made via conventional processing techniques.
Years: 2000 to 2004 Employer: Dexcom Title: Scientist Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1995 to 2000 Employer: Medtronic Title: Senior Scientist Department: Responsibilities:

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