Expert in Physical Characterization of Biopolymers, especially Shape Memory and Porosity
• 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.
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: 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|
|Years: 2010 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Software Quality Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: 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: 2005 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Post Doctoral Researcher and Research Associate||Department:||Responsibilities: 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: 1993 to 2004||Employer: Hewlett-Packard/Agilent/Philips Medical||Title: Software Quality Process Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1989 to 1993||Employer: Colin Electronics||Title: Research Coordinator||Department:||Responsibilities: He reviewed and reported on contracted research performed at a variety of institutions including:
MIT, MGH, SRI, SwRI
|Years: 1972 to 1989||Employer: Westinghouse Electric Co.||Title: Senior Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: 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
|Years: 2006 to 2007||Agency: Air Force Research Laboratories||Role: Investigator||Description: He conducted contract research creating and characterizing shape memory polymer samples.|
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|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.
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|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has 7 publication and 2 patents.|