A senior research or application scientist/engineer position to drive new material technology innovation or a new product development and
efficiency for medical or industrial application. Accomplished and focused professional with demonstrated experience of materials science and engineering solution for world-class medical device manufacturer. 10 years career track to combine exceptional technical knowledge/proficiency with unique capability to lead and manage a cross- function team to initialize and drive cutting-edge technology development for peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) medical product for global market leader. Work with cross functions and regional team members to synthesize and implement new technology to expand current market or exploring/developing new markets in aligning with key business objectives Project and program management skills. Strong team builder and coach, leading and steering the team to commit to project success. Ability to handle multi-projects, highly self-motivated, productive, breakthrough thinking, and team working Authorized to work in the United States Core Competency Catheter Tubing Material Development Design and Development of Catheter Product Catheter Tubing Processing Extrusion & Injection Molding Process Scale up/Development/Validation Six Sigma Quality Control Polymer Synthesis & Formulation Material & Design for IV Administration Set Needless Connector Plastic Bonding & Assembly Biopolymers ISO & ASTM Standard Thermoplastic Elastomer Structure-Processing-Property Relationship Design of Experiment Material Characterization FDA Regulation & Medical Device Design Control Statistical Data Mining Project Planning/Management Technology Roadmap Development Voice of Customer Technology Landscape Assessment Cross-function Team Building/Staff Management Global Strategic Insight
Zhou, Ming; Han, ChangDae "Synthesis and Characterization of a Combined Main-Chain/Side-Chain Liquid-Crystalline Polymer Exhibiting Both Thermotropic and Lyotropic Characteristics and Its Lyotropic Phase Behavior", Macromolecules, 2005, 38(23), 9602-9609.
Zhou, Ming; Han, ChangDae "Rheology of a Combined Main-Chain/Side-Chain Liquid-Crystalline Polymer in the Thermotropic and Lyotropic States", Macromolecules, 2006, 39(1), 232-242.
AFFILIATION Society of Plastic Engineering.
Staff Materials Scientist April 2011 to CurrentBD Medical, Becton Dickinson & Company
Inventor and Technology Leader of Design and Development of BD Next-generation Vialon Polyurethane Plastic Catheter Tubing Material for BD Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Product for Global PIVC Market.
Actively look for new technology and business opportunities and consistently generate innovative concepts and submit invention disclosures.
Led a technology development team to define technology roadmap, conduct technology landscape/IP assessment, project resource planning, built a cross-function team, and project planning and management.
Collaborated with cross-functional team members and explored for new market opportunities and catheter tubing technologies for BD Infusion Therapy business, helped preparing business case, conducted technology and IP assessment, supplier identification and qualification.
Worked with business team to conduct multiple-phase voice of customer study to understand the need of customer in various regions.
Proposed new concepts and drove cross-function new technology development to demonstrate the technology feasibility (Polymer synthesis and polymerization scale up, compounding, grinding, multi-layer catheter tubing extrusion, RF tipping, product prototyping and assembly, biocompatibility test and associated down-stream processes).
Led the technology development team to collaborate with Product Development Team to transfer and integrate technology invented to new product development platform.
Technology business impact: 16 BD PIVC product platforms and $550 MM global sales (US, China, Europe, Brazil) Co-inventor and Project Leader of BD New Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) for BD Integrated Intravenous Catheter Development.
Collaborated with external vendor to develop new TPE for BD integrated intravenous catheter product for global market.
Extensive assessment of multiple types of TPE materials in the market (SEBS, SBC, TPV, TPU, POE, OBC, PB).
Led a cross-function team (R&D, Quality, Marketing, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and Manufacturing) from different regions (US, Mexico and China) to drive and manage the program from early technology development phase to the end of Product Development and Launch Phase by following the best practice of FDA Design Control (design control activity including FMEA, Design Input/Product Requirement Development, User Risk Assessment, Design Ming Zhou, Page 2 Verification, Design Reviews, Process Validation and 510k submission) and BD Global Product Development System guideline.
Managed and coached both on-site engineers and technicians and remote contract engineers in India consulting company for project planning, Product Design Reviews, test method development, Design Verification protocol/report writing, & lab testing.
Coached/directed manufacture engineers to develop multiple new processes to implement new TPE on current manufacture lines and later new process validation/qualification.
Collaborated with both internal and external extrusion converters to develop new tubing extrusion technology for TPE extension tubing.
Collaborated with internal injection molding engineer and external vendor to develop a 16-cavity production mold for new TPE material.
Supported regional Regulatory Affairs Group for new product registration in local FDA and product commercialization.
Business impact: $50 MM global sales Primary Investigator to Explore New Medical Plastic and Elastomer Technology for BD New Electronic Diagnostic Products.
Collaborated with external material vendors for material selection, feasibility testing and screening of plastic and elastomer in the market.
Supported process engineers for high-cavity production mold development for injection molding.
Plastic and elastomer chemical compatibility assessment.
Plastic bonding technology development including UV & thermal adhesive bonding, solvent bonding, ultrasonic welding and laser welding.
Planning of global product registration and planning strategy.
Senior Materials Scientist April 2006 to April 2011BD Medical, Becton Dickinson & Company
Primary investigator on new R&D coextrusion line development for BD Vialon PIVC catheter tubing.
Vendor assessment and contract negotiation of $500,000 R&D coextrusion line.
Tooling and process development/optimization Development and set up of R&D compounding line (Leistritiz Micro-18 compounder, auto feeder, quench tank and pelletizer).
Research Assistant August 2001 to March 2006University of Akron － Akron, OH
Synthesis, characterization and rheology of combined main-chain and side-chain liquid crystalline copolyester polymer Professionally trained in organic synthesis and instrumental analysis (DSC, TGA, DMA, NMR, FTIR, GPC).
Proficiency in Minitab, Solidworks, SigmaSoft softwares.
AWARD 2012 "BD Delta Transformational Hero" for significant contribution to Technology Innovation, Efficiency and Talent through the year 2014 "Inventor of the Year" for the breakthrough invention of BD next-generation Vialon catheter tubing material 2015 "BD Corporate OSMT Technology Award" for significant contribution to BD new TPE material development for PVC alternative.
Education and Training
Ph.D : Polymer Engineering, 2006the University of Akron － Akron, OH.Polymer Engineering
B.S : Polymer Chemical Engineering, 2000Beijing University of Chemical Technology － Beijing, ChinaPolymer Chemical Engineering
Dept. of Polymer Engineering
1. Siddarth K. Shevgoor, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Huibin Liu, Yiping Ma, Ming Zhou, "Antimicrobial Inserters For Medical Devices", US 2015/0231307 A1, August 20, 2015
2. Bryan Fred Bihlmaier, Weston F. Harding, Janice Lin, Huibin Liu, Shiddarth K. Shevgoor, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Yiping Ma, Ming Zhou, "Antimicrobial Inserters For Medical Devices", US 2015/0231309 A1, August 20, 2015
business case, consulting, contract negotiation, down-stream, DSC, engineer, FTIR, functional, Innovation, IP, lab testing, laser, Market, Marketing, material development, materials, material selection, Minitab, new product development, Next, NMR, optimization, process development, processes, Product Design, Product Development, Project Leader, project planning and management, project planning, prototyping, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, report writing, Requirement, Risk Assessment, sales, Solidworks, strategy, Therapy, UV, Validation, welding