Experience with CP titanium, titanium alloys, stainless steel, and ceramics used in dental industry.
Rapid prototyping using ABS, DMLS, and traditional manufacturing using injection molding and machining.
Drug and polymer coating of devices using spraying, electrostatic, and ultrasonic techniques.
Skilled with prototyping highly detailed medical devices involving clean room techniques.
Involved with patent and intellectual property submissions: AAA stent graft, drug coated balloon, dental scan cap.
Exposure to ladder logic programming: LabView, RS Logix, Omron Zen, and Superior controllers.
Use of electrical wiring techniques with AC and DC power systems.
November 2012 to November 2013
Interplex MedicalMilford, OHDesign Engineer / Project Lead
Lead product development of next generation medical devices for industry leading contract design firm.
Project lead for disposable bipolar forceps, including design, prototyping, and manufacturing working devices.
Project lead for design changes and prototyping of second generation gynecology device.
Designed and prototyped pulmonary stent delivery system for customer evaluation.
Follow Design Control and Quality System procedures to ensure compliance with FDA and other regulatory agencies.
Assist other development programs by managing design verification, validation, and risk management activities.
Discuss product design changes / improvements with customers, estimate cost of design changes, and present proposals.
Meet with potential customers to discuss new opportunities, prepare budgetary quotes, and generate project proposals.
June 2009 to November 2012
BIOMET 3iPalm Beach Gardens, FLProduct Development Engineer
Worked with cross functional team to commercialize premium dental implant systems and technologies.
Designed and released patient specific dental abutment portfolio compatible with competitor implant systems.
Commercialized next generation implant ratchet driver with increased resistance to stripping and sticking.
Validated and released intraoral scanning systems to digitize patient anatomy using non contact method.
Followed Design Control and New Product Introduction (NPI) procedures to ensure successful launch of new products.
Developed product inputs based on marketing data, customer feedback, and engineering technical specifications.
Researched, developed, and performed required product testing, established acceptance criteria, and maintained DHFs.
Performed risk analysis activities including FMEAs, biocompatibility and sterility testing to ensure patient safety.
Coordinated with manufacturing and quality engineering to develop machining and inspection techniques, respectively.
Submitted patents, built concepts and prototypes, and tested proof of concept for new technology development.
Worked with vendors and suppliers, U.S.
and worldwide, to develop external business relationships.
Post market complaint investigation, including failure modes, root cause, and corrective/preventive actions.
Attended surgical procedures and industry seminars and lectures to increase product and technology awareness.
June 2008 to June 2009
MED InstituteWest Lafayette, INNon-Clinical Testing Coordinator Cook Medical
Researched, designed, and executed tests to mimic physiologic conditions in conformance with GLP and FDA guidelines.
Coordinated mechanical testing of medical devices to support regulatory submissions for multiple Cook Medical SBUs.
Prepared test protocols and report documentation to ensure prompt delivery and communication with customers.
Managed costs and resources based on project budgets, project timelines, and laboratory equipment resources.
Supported R&D efforts, FDA submissions, and patent disclosures with appropriate testing.
Designed and built custom testing fixtures using ProE and CAD software.
June 2004 to June 2008
MED InstituteWest Lafayette, INProduct Development Engineer Cook Medical Project leader
team member for development and testing of next generation endovascular medical devices.
Developed next generation endovascular graft for treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).
Team member for next generation covered stent - developed coating, processing, testing, and inspection techniques.
Scheduled, setup, and maintained Bose ElectoForce and EnduraTec acceleratedfatigue life testing equipment.
Converted existing laboratory into pilot production clean room to support first-in-human activities.
Designed and built custom fixtures for testing, prototyping, and laboratory processes with hands on experience and training with machine shop equipment: lathe, mill, and other machine shop equipment.
Modeled medical devices for FEA and prototype manufacturing using ProE and AutoCAD.
Education and Training
Purdue University College of Technology Lafayette, INTechnology Masters of ScienceTechnology Weekend Masters Program
Developed and tested a novel method to accelerate fatigue testing to build a Nitinol stent wire fatigue life diagram.
Purdue University College of Technology Lafayette, INMechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor of ScienceMechanical Engineering Technology
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