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Sanghita Bhattacharya

Madison, NJ

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Work Experience

Project Engineer

Stryker
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Parsippany, NJ
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April 2012 to Present

Responsibilities 
 
• Modeling and optimization of orthopedic implant and instrument designs utilizing Pro/Engineer design and ANSYS software. 
• Development of prototypes for design verification and validation 
• Utilization and management of design controls within New Product Development (NPDP) 
• Interfacing with clinical advisors to gather input for design and evaluation of new orthopedic implants 
• Development of verification / validation protocols and technical reports. 
• Active participation in and sometimes leading cross-functional design teams to develop new orthopedic products, addressing design issues and maintaining of existing designs 
• Utilization knowledge of the surgical procedure in order to develop innovative solutions to solve and satisfy customer needs. 
• Research plan development and implementation  
• Review and submission of peer-reviewed scientific journals and abstracts

Principal Engineer

Orthopaedic Research Laboratories
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Cleveland, OH
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May 2011 to April 2012

Responsibilities 
• Project planning and management of internally driven and commercial client driven physical and computational testing projects 
• Development and realization of test fixtures and execution of testing and reporting 
• Interaction with outside researchers and commercial clients to establish client test requirements 
• Working as a principal scientific liaison with corporate partner such as Austen Bioinnovation Institute in areas of translational research, product development and education 
• Review and submission of peer-reviewed scientific journals and abstracts

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Toledo, Toledo OH
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Toledo, OH
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August 2006 to March 2011

• Interventional Spine, Irvine CA: Cadaveric testing of Percudyn TM using Hemilaminectomy, computation of facet forces using Tekscan and FEA modeling and analysis of Percudyn TM 
• Interventional Spine Irvine CA: Biotribological testing of Percudyn TM based on ASTM/ISO standards 
• Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Memphis, TN: Validation of Slide track analysis using Matlab 
• Disc Motion Technologies, Boca Raton, FL: Biotribological testing of True Disc 
• Innovative Spinal Technologies, Boston, MA: Biotribological testing and FEA analysis of Axient (Dynamic stabilization system) 
• Thekken Spine, Akron, OH: Biotribological testing of E-disc using MTS Bionix Spine Simulator 
• Scient'x , Maitland , FL: Biotribological testing of Scient'x disc using MTS Bionix Spine Simulator 
• Pacific Research Laboratories Inc, Vashon, WA: Mechanical testing of artificial spine using Optotrak System 
• Ellipse Technologies, Inc, Irvine CA: Cadaveric testing of MAGECTM implanted onto a thoracolumbar segment using Optotrak system 
• Magellan Spine, Irvine CA: Disc herniation study using MTS system & intradiscal pressure sensors for lumbar motion segments 
• Spineology Inc, St. Paul, MN: Biotribological testing of "Optimesh" using MTS Bionix Spine Simulator 
• Biomedflex , Denver, NC: Tribological testing of diamond like carbon film coating. 
• Canine Testing, funded by Department of veterinary Sciences, OSU Columbus OH. Cadaveric testing of cervical canine specimens using Optotrak system 
 
GRADUATE COURSE WORK 
 
Soft and Hard tissue Biomechanics, Occupational ergonomics, Advanced Biomechanics, Anatomy & Physiology, Tissue 
Engineering, Mathematical Methods for Bioengineers, Research Methods, Orthopedic Biomechanics, Manufacturing 
Entrepreneurship, CAD - Finite Element Methods, Advanced engineering mathematics, Medical Imaging Systems. 
 
ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER/LAB SKILLS

Education

PhD in Bioengineering

The University of Toledo -
Toledo, OH

August 2006 to March 2011

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Utkal University -
Bhubaneshwar, Orissa

August 2000 to 2004

Additional Information

Computer Skills: 
 
Programming Languages: C, FORTRAN 
Operating Systems: Windows 98/2000/XP, MAC OS. 
Computer Applications: ABAQUS, ANSYS 
SOLIDWORKS, PRO-E, AUTOCAD 
COMSOL 
MATLAB 
MIMICS 
3D DOCTOR 
KNEESIM 
MiniTAB (statistical analysis) 
MS-Office/ Excel 2003/2007 
EndNote. 
 
Lab Instruments: OPTOTRAK(TM) (Kinematic motion analysis instrumentation) 
Strain gauge based pressure transducers 
Mechanical Testing System (MTS) 
Spine Wear Simulator 
TEKSCAN