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Expert in Microbiological Contamination Control

Expert ID: 733962 Massachusetts, USA

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A principal with his eponymous consulting firm, Expert has amassed 30 years of experience in academia, industry, and consulting. The majority of his research and consulting work has been in the area of microbiological contamination detection and mitigation for pharmaceutical/biotechnology, clinical, and industrial applications.

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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
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

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
• American Society for Microbiology
• Parenteral Drug Association
Professional Appointments
Assistant and Associate Professor of Microbiology, Surgery, Dentistry: University of Toronto
Professional appointments:
• Biofouling (North American editor)
• Journal of Microbiological Methods
• Microcontamination
• Standard Methods for the Examination of Water & Wastewater, 17th ed.

Peer reviewer:
• Biofouling
• 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.

Additional Experience

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

Fields of Expertise

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