Professional Resume & Work Experience

Professional Resume & Work Experience:





Research and Product Development Engineer
  May 2008 - Present

  • Develop Biomechanical Test Protocols and Fixtures per ASTM F 2077-01 and ISO 13485-2003 for testing of Amedica Spine Reconstructive Implants including: ALIF, PLIF, TLIF, Cervical Plate, and Pedicle Screw Systems
  • Conduct Biomechanical Testing, Data Collection and Analysis, and Research and Technical  Report writing on Amedica Spine Reconstructive implants using: Instron 600LX, Instron 5674, Instron 8874 (axial compression/tension and torsion), Optitrack System, 6 Axis Spine Machine (ORL)
  • Product Development Engineer for  Hip Arthroplasty Implants and Instruments for the Amedica Infinia Hip Replacement System
  • Wrote research protocols, assist in animal surgeries, and conduct data analysis for various animal studies using Sheep (Vertebral Body Repalcement Study: Porous Alograft), Rabbits (Porous CSC (Si3N4) Impregnated w/ Stem Cells), and Rats (Wear debris sensitivity to nervous tissue)
  • Conducted literary searches, wrote reserach protocols, conducted hMSC Adhesion studies, performed data analysis. In process of finalizing study and submiiting to Journal of Biomaterials.
  • Perform various document control procedures including: DOC's, LE DOC's, Equipment Qualification (EQ), and Vendor Qualification (VQ) 
  • Project Leader for Valeo VBR-PL Implant Line, Valeo PL XT Implant Line:
                           -   Maintained Devices History File (DHF) for the Valeo VBR-PL Implant Line
                           -   Responsible for product development of the Valeo PL XT including:  Implant and Instrument Design, Produce Production Prints and Engineering Drawings, Testing, FDA 510k Submission, BSI Certification (ISO 13485: 2003)
  • Project Leader for Custom Instrument Design 
                          -     Experience in design with Biomaterials Including Implant Grade Stainless Steel, Titanium, Silicon Nitride Ceramic, Radel, Celcon Copolymer, among others.
  • ANSI Y14.5M Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing






On-Highway Diesel Engine Performance Development Analyst,        May 2007 - August 2007

  • Conduct Steady State and Transient Engine Performance Tests on the C-13 and C-15  Engines
  • Data analysis from Engine Performance Tests
  • Construct Lug Curve Data Maps and other Engine Control Maps for performance optimization to meet 2010 EPA Emission Standards for On-Highway Diesel Engines










    R&D Engineering Intern,  May 2005-August 2005

  • Perform Shelf Life testing for Synthetic Hydrogels Duraseal and Spraygel
  • Develop R&D Test Fixtures and Protocols
  • Perform R&D Product Testing and Validation
  • Use laboratory equipment including: Instron, Viscometer, Pipet, Mirco-Flowmeters







R&D Engineering Intern,  May 2004 - August 2004

  • Develop R&D Test Fixtures and Protocols for Electrosurgical Tools
  • Perform R&D Product Testing and Validation
  • Use laboratory equipment including: Osciliscope, Impedence Analyzer, Instron, Mircosope, misc. Optical Instrumentation


Wheeler Machinary Co., Powertrain & Diesel Engine Technician,  June 2003 - May 2008

  • Remanufacture Caterpillar Powertrain Components including: Hydraulic Power Shift Transmissions, Torque Converters, Differentials, Retarders
  • Remanufacture Caterpillar Off-Highway 3500 Series V16 Diesel Engines
  • Perform Shop Maintanence including wiring of 110V, 220V, 240V, and 480V shop equipment