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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.

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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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 Responsibilities
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:
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

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

Associations / Societies
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 7 publication and 2 patents.

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