Expert in Microbiological Contamination Control
Expert has developed test systems and analytical methods for monitoring biofilm development on engineered materials, and has conducted a number of studies on the contamination of critical components from the International Space Station for NASA. He provides consulting services in the fields of biological fouling (biofouling), microbially influenced corrosion (MIC), purified/drinking water system contamination control, medical device–related infections, and antimicrobial coatings development. Expert has conducted contamination control investigations for industrial and biopharmaceutical applications, focusing on process- and product-compatible solutions. He has designed preventative and remedial strategies for controlling microbiological contamination in products and process operations ranging from high purity water systems to marine structures. He has also provided new product development support to large and small medical device companies, with a focus on biofilm prevention and infection control strategies.
Expert was previously an Associate Professor in the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, and director of the Centre for Infection and Biomaterials Research (CIBR), at the University of Toronto. He has also worked as a microbiologist in the pharmaceutical industry, directed microbiology and medical device engineering consulting practices, and has served as an expert witness in several legal cases. Expert was co-chair of the Bioburden Task Force Committee for the Parenteral Drug Association (TR 69). Expert is the author of 80 scientific papers and books, and has lectured extensively on microbiological contamination control. In addition to his consulting work, he is a visiting scientist at Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island
|Year: 1991||Degree: Ph.D||Subject: Life Sciences: Environmental Toxicology||Institution: University of Tennessee, Knoxville|
|Year: 1983||Degree: MS||Subject: Microbiology||Institution: California State University, Long Beach|
|Year: 1979||Degree: BS||Subject: Microbiology||Institution: California State University, Long Beach|
|Years: 2015 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Principal||Department:||Responsibilities: Microbiology consulting services.|
|Years: 2010 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Senior Managing Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: Senior Managing Scientist in Exponent’s Health Sciences Center for Occupational and Environmental Health.|
|Years: 2009 to 2010||Employer: Bristol Community College||Title: Professor||Department: Biology||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1998 to 2002||Employer: Altran North America||Title: Director||Department:||Responsibilities: Managed medical device engineering and contamination control consulting practices.|
|Years: 1992 to 1999||Employer: University of Toronto||Title: Associate Professor||Department:||Responsibilities: Cross-appointed to microbiology, surgery, dentistry, and biomedical engineering. Director of the Centre for Infection and Biomaterials Research.|
|Years: 1986 to 1988||Employer: Water Micro Associates||Title: Principal||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1983 to 1986||Employer: Applied Microbiological Services||Title: Principal||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1979 to 1982||Employer: 3M Health Care||Title: Microbiologist||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Associations / Societies|
|• American Society for Microbiology
• Parenteral Drug Association
|Assistant and Associate Professor of Microbiology, Surgery, Dentistry: University of Toronto
• Biofouling (North American editor)
• Journal of Microbiological Methods
• Standard Methods for the Examination of Water & Wastewater, 17th ed.
• Environ. Sci. Technol.
• J. Adhes. Sci. Technol.
• J. Biomed. Mater. Res.
• J. Concrete Research
• J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol.
• J. Microbiol. Meth.
• J. Parenteral Sci. Technol.
• Med. Dev. Diagnos.
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has 3 patents. He has approximately 85 peer-reviewed publications and a suite of presentations as well.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has acted as an expert witness in approximately 14 legal cases, both for defense and plaintiff sides in state and federal jurisdictions.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
| Expert was a Post–doctoral Research Associate (ONR Fellowship) with Oak Ridge National Laboratories/University of Tennessee
His credentials include: U.S. Coast Guard: OUPV 100 tons, inland waters, mariner credential