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Measurements of the reliability of engineered materials that are in contact with biological environments
Cardiac Device Leads: Increasing the reliability of cardiac device leads through the implementation of advanced testing methods in AAMI standards.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Selected Awards and Honors:
2010 Building Tomorrow's Workplace Award from NIST
2000 A.F. Davis Silver Medal from the American Welding Society
1994 Federal Laboratory Consortium 1994 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer
1993 U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal
1990 Hetenyi Award for best paper in Experimental Mechanics
Leader, Materials for Biological Environments Group
Materials Reliability Division
Cell & Tissue Mechanics Group
2011- present: Developed fatigue testing standards for cardiac device leads
2006 – present: Leader of the Materials for Biological Environments Group
2002 –2006: Developed models, testing methods, and experimental apparatus for tissue engineering
1990 – 2002: Developed models of arc welding processes. Invented and demonstrated through-the-arc sensing methods and control systems for arc welding
1998-2001: Chaired the American Welding Society A9 Standards Committee on Computerization in Welding
1996-2005 Adjunct Professor, Colorado School of Mines: Taught machine design courses to upperclassmen
1993 Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado,Boulder: Taught the capstone design course
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California,Berkeley, CA,1990
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1987
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1984