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State of Innovation: Translation of New Materials into Medical Implants

December 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

CSU Ventures

Are you interested in materials science and engineering?  In what it takes to successfully develop a technology and build a startup company to market that technology? Join us for the first State of Innovation Speaker, Dr. Kenneth Gall, PhD, Duke University.  Dr. Gall will share his passion for innovation and his experiences inventing medical device technologies that formed the basis of two orthopedic medical device start-up companies, MedShape and Vertera.

State of Innovation

Translation of New Materials into Medical Implants

December 12, 2019

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cherokee Park Ballroom, Lory Student Center

Appetizers and Beverages provided

Check in at 3:00 pm
Seminar 3:30-4:30 pm
Q&A and networking 4:30-5:00 pm


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Kenneth Gall, PhD

Links:  Gall Group, Faculty Page



Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Associate Director in the Pratt School of Engineering, MEDx Inititative
Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship in the Pratt School of Engineering
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Professor Gall’s research aims to develop a fundamental understanding of the relationship between the processing, structure, and mechanical properties of materials.  His scientific contributions range from the creation and understanding of shape memory metals and polymers to the discovery of a new phase transformation in metal nanowires.  His current research interests are 3D printed metals and polymers, soft synthetic biomaterials, and biopolymers with structured surface porous networks.

In addition to his research he has consulted for industry, the US Military and the US Intelligence Community, and served as an expert witness in multiple patent and product litigations.  Finally, he is a passionate entrepreneur who uses fundamental scientific knowledge to hasten the commercialization of new materials and improve the effectiveness of existing materials.   He founded two medical device start-up companies, MedShape and Vertera who have commercialized university based technologies in the orthopedic medical device space.


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