Apr 6, 2018 - Innovations in Medical Device Technology: Ideation to New Product Development

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Rishabh Srivastava

10:10 am
322 Fryklund Hall

Abstract

Healthcare industry has seen unprecedented growth in the past few decades and one great contributor to advancements is the use of technology. Medical devices have become a vital part of modern healthcare and are used in every stage – from diagnosis to treatment. Innovation in medical technology has led to significant strides in medical research, disease treatment and improvement of patient’s quality of life. In today’s highly regulated global medical device industry, there is a thriving need to develop safe, effective, reliable devices which provide better patient outcomes and overall performance. This talk will provide an overview of how different therapies and lives are transformed using medical device technology. The speaker will also talk about the successes and challenges involved in each process of commercial medical device lifecycle – from concept generation to product development to market release. The speaker will be bringing market released devices for the audience to better understand device design and its functioning. In the final part of the talk, the speaker will briefly discuss his graduate research work and how it prepared him for the transition to corporate research world.

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Rishabh Srivastava is a Senior Systems Engineer at Medtronic R&D. He has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota. At Medtronic, he is involved in development of next generation implantable neurostimulators which have applications in Deep Brain Modulation. He also has expertise with development of cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators. He has been a champion for Diversity and Inclusion and leads Asian Impact Network at Medtronic. He is a professional table tennis and chess player and enjoys traveling in his free time.

Mar 23, 2018 - Mechanics of Soft Solids: Applications to Biology and Product Research

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Abhishek Srivastava

10:10 am
322 Fryklund Hall

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Mechanical behavior of soft materials presents a unique set of engineering challenges and opportunities. These materials can demonstrate large nonlinear deformations, surface effects, and viscous energy dissipation; phenomena which are typically negligible in traditional engineering materials like metals and composites. One soft system that is of particular interest to me is thin membranes. They play a pivotal role in a diverse range of engineering applications such as coatings and adhesives, MEMS and NEMS design, and biomedical devices among many others. In the first part of the presentation, I will talk about my Ph.D. work which focused on modeling the contact mechanics of nonlinear membranes and its applications to biology. In the second part, I will talk about how we leverage Solid Modeling and Simulation at 3M to develop new products and technologies. I will finish with some personal thoughts on transitioning from an academic setting to Industrial R&D.

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Dr. Abhishek Srivastava is a Senior Research Engineer in the Advanced Modeling and Simulation Group at 3M R&D in St. Paul. Abhishek received his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Cornell University where he worked on Contact Mechanics of Membranes. At 3M, he is responsible for implementing structural modeling and analysis on cross-functional product and technology development teams. In his spare time, Abhishek enjoys hiking and photographing nature.

Mar 2, 2018 - Design Automation for Sustainability: Helping Designers Make Greener Products and Cleaner Power

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10:10 am
322 Fryklund Hall

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As global population continues to increase and consumers become more affluent, there is growing demand for both electricity and consumer products. However, in recent decades, consumers have become more aware of the negative environmental consequences of electricity and product consumption, including resource depletion, pollution, and increased greenhouse gas emissions. This begs the question: can we meet this growing demand for energy and products, but do so while reducing our impact on the environment? Design engineers are uniquely qualified to answer this question, as our methodologies influence the complete lifecycle design of products and systems, from initial ideation through manufacturing, use, and disposal. In this talk, I’ll explore my lab’s recent work in Design Automation, and how we have created and applied optimization, machine learning, and machine intelligence methods to help designers create greener products and systems, including offshore renewable energy systems and more sustainable consumer products.

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Dr. Bryony DuPont is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University. She is one of seven full-time faculty working in the Design Engineering Laboratory, one of the largest academic mechanical design groups in the US. Bryony’s students work in design automation for renewable energy systems and sustainability, research areas that are exciting and relevant and have nothing to do with the fact that she was born on Earth Day. Bryony completed her Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University, spent some time as a research intern at the National Wind Technology Center, and is currently a PI with the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC). Bryony’s path to an academic position was motivated by an unnatural curiosity of computer-aided design, the inability to work only eight hours a day, and a flair for showmanship (she is a classically trained vocalist). She gesticulates wildly when discussing women in engineering, engineering education for young students, the immense influence of the arts in science and engineering, musicals, and her twin girl cats. Find her on Twitter @BryonyDuPont, or Instagram @dr.dupont.

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