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Sanghita Bhattacharya

Madison, NJ


Work Experience

Project Engineer

Parsippany, NJ

April 2012 to Present

• 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
Cleveland, OH

May 2011 to April 2012

• 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
Toledo, OH

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 
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. 


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 […] MAC OS. 
Computer Applications: ABAQUS, ANSYS 
MiniTAB (statistical analysis) 
MS-Office/ Excel […] 
Lab Instruments: OPTOTRAK(TM) (Kinematic motion analysis instrumentation) 
Strain gauge based pressure transducers 
Mechanical Testing System (MTS) 
Spine Wear Simulator