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Material Science Medical Device: Electrochemistry and Bioengineering Consultant

Technical Consultant #2405


Expertise

  • Micro and macroelectrode fabrication.
  • Electrochemistry.
  • Material characterization (structural and electrical).
  • Methods to join carbon materials, including active brazing.
  • Laser welding and micromachining.
  • Biocompatibility and biostability testing.
  • Tissue engineering (cell culture).
  • Carbon materials: diamond, graphene, and carbon nanotubes.
  • Brain-machine interfacing.
  • Fabrication and electrochemical characterization of electrodes.
  • Photolithographic methods and thin film deposition.
  • Microfabrication: Laser machining and laser welding.
  • Methods to join carbon materials electrically, including active brazing.
  • Electrochemical detection of biomolecules.

Experience

Undisclosed University, Present

NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Micro- and nanofabrication of biosensors.

Undisclosed Company, Present

CTO and Co-founder

  • Managing director

Undisclosed Company, Present, 2017 - Present

  • The initial creation of prototypes and experimental design, including electrode design and fabrication.
  • Current studying of controlled hydrolysis for the creation of gas bubbles with specific diameters.

University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2013 - Present

  • Create medical devices using carbon materials, including diamond, graphene, and carbon nanotubes.
  • Specific design of high-density, high electrode count electrode arrays for brain-machine interfacing, this includes development of electrode coatings to improve the interfacial properties, as well as integration with control electronics and surgical implantation.

Post Graduate Work

  • Study of carbonaceous composites for neural interfacing, including electrode fabrication, electrochemical characterization, surgical implantation and device development.
  • Photolithography to create thin metal and ceramic film electrode arrays for electrophysiology.
  • Rheological studies of sucrose solutions to create water-soluble microneedles for flexible electrode insertion.

Centre for Eye Research, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, PA, 2012 - 2013

  • Fulbright and Whitaker Fellow
  • Computational modeling of retinal neurons.
  • OCT-guided retinal prosthesis design.

Cook Myosite, Pittsburgh, PA, Research Associate, 2008 - 2011

  • Develop an animal protein-free cryopreservation medium for human muscle stem cells.
  • Co-culture study of human muscle cells and endothelial cells in hypoxic environments to create in vitro angiogenesis.
  • All studies included immunohistochemistry and real-time polymerase chain reaction to characterize the cells.

Honors & Publications


Languages

  • English (native)
  • Spanish (basic; reading)

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Materials Research Society
  • Biomedical Engineering Society

Awards

  • Melbourne Materials Institute - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Ph.D. stipend
  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Whitaker Fellowship
  • St. Vincent's Research Endowment Fund

Publications and Patents

  • Author and Co-Author of educational text and peer reviewed scientific journals.
  • Co-Inventor of World and U.S. patents.

Education

  • Ph.D. Physics (Materials Science), University of Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria, Australia
  • B.S.E. Bioengineering (Chemistry minor), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
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