Biomedical engineer with 4 years of experience in a wide array of roles within a highly regulated medical device development environment. Experienced in design, development, and testing of medical devices in both self-managed and team-based settings. Comfortable multitasking and flexible to changing priorities. Extensive experience in performing engineering vendor audits with proven results in the form of high quality parts for medical devices. Aptitude for innovation and thinking outside the box demonstrated through various IP submissions.
Highly experienced in product development cycle, FMEA (design, software, and process), verification\validation protocols (IQ, PQ, OQ) and systems testing, risk management and mitigation, vendor selection and audit.
Proven capacity of creating new and efficient manufacturing techniques for medical device manufacturing per cGMP guidelines.
Extensive experience auditing suppliers and collaboratively working towards improving supplier quality to meet requirements.
Experienced in identifying key product specifications and drafting easy-to-understand and efficient quality specifications for manufacturing. Highly experienced in training production personnel on the same.
Pioneered advances in sterilization for battery operated portable medical devices. Familiar with EO, gamma, e-beam, and steam sterilization techniques.
Successfully completed Root Cause Investigation training for CAPA offered by Weaver Consulting, LLC.
Successfully completed the UL Knowledge Services training course on Designing for Compliance to IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition.
Computer skills and past experiences: StatGraphics, Minitab, ProE, Solidworks, and Microsoft Application Packages.
Professionally recognized for work ethic and dedication during 2011 year-end review
Recipient of St. Ignatius Scholarship for international students (04-09)
Successfully completed Rockwell Automation's Summer Toastmasters Program (08)
Completed three levels from Trinity College of London for Speech and Drama
Product Development Engineer07/2009 to CurrentBloomington, IN
Primary responsibilities include managing and integrating regulatory, quality, marketing, and manufacturing efforts to successfully design and develop disposable medical devices.
Cross-functional team leader for researching market scope, current technology, and resource requirements for establishing new product portfolios within Cook Medical's Urology business unit.
Comfortably led project development activities in a virtual team environment interacting with R&D and manufacturing teams around the globe.
Effectively audited various suppliers to identify root causes of material non-conformance and addressed issues in a timely fashion.
Individually drove a 'first of its kind' catheter development project from research to sign-off. Performed extensive process capability studies and tooling validations via IQ, OQ, and PQ.
Currently developing a high-pressure drug eluting balloon catheter.
Pioneered a catheter to meet pressure-sensing requirements in urological applications.
Performed extensive gap analyses to re-affirm quality of legacy products (such as urological dilation catheters, stents, and wireguides) for launch in Asian markets per JIS and GB standards.
Currently implementing cost saving initiatives for certain access catheters estimated at reducing manufacturing cost by 60-80 percent by performing extensive supplier qualifications.
Diplomatically resolved conflicting expectations between Cook and other companies avoiding potential law suits
Applied knowledge of ISO 14971 Risk Management System, ISO 13485, 21CFR 820.30, and MDD 93/42/EEC Quality Management Systems.
Currently mentoring junior employees to enable well-rounded and holistic employee growth.
Electrical Engineer, Co-op01/2008 to 08/2008Rockwell AutomationMilwaukee, WI
Hands on experience in simulating and testing Timing Control Hubs, LVDS-LVPECL buffers, EEPROMs, Transistor based Switching Circuit modules for touch-screen displays of various Computer & Operator Interface devices.
Assisted in researching efficient IC substitutes for Rockwell Automation's Panel View Plus line of products.
Undergraduate Research Assistant01/2008 to 12/2008Department of Electrical Engineering, Marquette UniversityMilwaukee, WIResponsibilities included developing various signal processing algorithms for XBAT- an open source sound analysis application in Matlab.
Bachelor of Science: Biomedical Engineering, Biology2009Marquette UniversityMilwaukee, WI, USMarquette University, Milwaukee, WI 2004-2009 Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering. Minor: Biology Engineering GPA: 3.5/4.0
Wireguide Backloading Clip (Provisional Patent Application in progress) This invention discloses a new device intended to be used along with rapid exchange products which will assist physicians in backloading a wireguide during advancement.