Coordinated activities of system and component design engineers, IP attorney, contract manufacturers, funding sources and board members for a start-up medical device company developing a wearable electronic transcutaneous electro-neural stimulation (TENS) patch. Created a formalized, comprehensive design specification leading to multiple industry bids for development & outsourced manufacturing.
Led system-level medical instrument development activities successfully driving product development and release. Instrument experience includes lateral flow strip readers with advanced device handling, user interfacing, and wireless communications. Subsystems include electromechanical device positioning / motion control, optical device / laser flourometer measurement, product recognition and lot calibration, and HIPAA-compliant patient & QC record management.
Created and coordinated efficient software development processes facilitating independent feature development with timely and reliable integration, testing, and verification/validation. Supported FDA 510(k), PMA and site inspection processes with clear and organized documentation of all unit test and integrated software development.
Materials Processing & Characterization
Primary responsibility for development project to deposit electrooptic thin films on semiconductor substrates. Included deposition system design, coordination between manufacturers of system components, development of deposition computer models, and characterization of deposited films. Management responsibilities included effective allocation of project funds and coordination, training, and supervision of new project personnel.
Led component development and system integration to implement laser-assisted microwave characterization of superconducting materials. Included integration of cryogenic, magnetic, microwave, temperature and laser scanning hardware under unified control with user-friendly data acquisition and operator interface. System successfully sold to US Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Pensacola, FL.
Systems Development & Integration
With U.S. "Secret" clearance, provided program and technical management to DARPA and ONR development of advanced source and receiver systems for satellite/submarine laser communications. Evaluated contractor progress and analyzed and advised on development and deployment of classified space-based laser systems.
Led research team developing a 2-dimensional spatial light modulator for use in high-speed optical computers; included development of electrode microstructures for manipulation of electro-optic effects, and integration of new optical logic and memory devices into a prototype, microprocessor-controlled optical computing system.