Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Biomedical Engineering
1. How long have you worked at Wichita State?
I have been working at WSU since August 2011
2. Where did you work before you worked at Wichita State?
Norfolk State University.
3. Alma Mater:
Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY (currently known as NYU-Polytechnic School of Engineering, engineering.nyu.edu).
4. Research areas of interest:
Biomaterials and bioengineering, surface modification of bio-metallic alloys, biodegradable metallic Implants, nanotechnology, drug delivery, design and optimization of bio-devices.
5. Classes taught:
BME 477: Introduction to Biomaterials, BME 491 Tissue Engineering, IME 780G Biodegradable Materials, BME 482 Design of Biodevices.
6. What spurred the development of this technology/innovation/research?
Existing clinical relevance aimed at developing solutions to long term complications associated with functionally short term implantable medical devices. Representative medical device examples include cardiovascular stents and orthopedic fracture fixation devices (bone screws, plates, rod and pins).
7. Who do you envision as potential or ideal licensees?
Current manufacturers of cardiovascular stents and orthopedic fracture fixation devices (bone screws, plates, rod and pins).
8. What does Innovation Campus mean to you?
Research associated with biomedical engineering usually address a clinical need and thus are inherently translational in nature. To me the innovation campus provides assurance that an environment exists on campus that would be supportive of the translation research that our group does.
9. Where is your favorite place on campus?
10. What is the best thing about being a Shocker?
“WSU Shockers” is my 11-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son’s favorite basketball team.
11. Favorite lunch spot:
Reading and travelling.