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Expert in Physical Characterization of Biopolymers, especially Shape Memory and Porosity

Expert ID: 729660 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert's dissertation details his innovative work summarized below:
• Created a method of solvent selection to make a porous xerogel (solution gelation chemistry). Demonstrated the method on two different sol-gel polymer formulations.
• Created a shape-memory characterization method for porous polymers.
• Specified, designed, built and used a simple, shape-memory, compression test fixture which provides: compression to 50 N; samples to 10 cm diameter and 3 cm high; temperature resistant to 350°C; accuracy to 0.5 mm.
• Created and characterized shape memory, porous, biocompatible, degradable, block copolyurethanes with the goal of providing tissue engineering scaffolds for regenerative medicine.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2010 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, specializing in Biomaterials Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Year: 1981 Degree: MS Subject: Computer and Systems Engineering Institution: Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute
Year: 1972 Degree: SBME Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: MIT

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Software Quality Engineer Department:
He is validating innovative medical instruments under contract development by Kollsman.
The instrument's new technology are best tested by one with extended experience and expertise.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Post Doctoral Researcher and Research Associate Department:
He conducted contract research including:
• Developed and executed a foam dynamic mechanical characterization test and analysis program for industry.
• Characterized a chiral molecular adsorbent material; Created and tested it as a filter.
• Created and characterized shape memory, photo-catalyzed, polyester sol-gels.
• Electrospun and characterized biodegradable polymers, e.g. polycaprolactone (PCL).

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1993 to 2004 Employer: Hewlett-Packard/Agilent/Philips Medical Title: Software Quality Process Engineer Department:
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 1993 Employer: Colin Electronics Title: Research Coordinator Department:
He reviewed and reported on contracted research performed at a variety of institutions including:
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1972 to 1989 Employer: Westinghouse Electric Co. Title: Senior Engineer Department:
He performed engineering duties including:
-Prototyping and Training in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Vision (Masters Thesis)
-Design, analysis and programing of simulations and control systems.
-Safety Analysis of Nuclear Power Plants

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2006 to 2007 Agency: Air Force Research Laboratories Role: Investigator Description: He conducted contract research creating and characterizing shape memory polymer samples.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1989 to 1993 Country / Region: Japan Summary: He was US research coordinator for Colin Denshi (Colin Electronics) of Komaki City, Japan. Colin is a supplier of Japanese medical monitoring instruments and an international supplier of medical monitoring components.

As research coordinator Expert was investigating and reporting on a wide variety of cardiovascular instrument sensor research.

Career Accomplishments

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Publications and Patents Summary
He has 7 publication and 2 patents.

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