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Biomedical Engineer

Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
December 28, 2017

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Thomas Catricala

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University of Connecticut Storrs, CT

Bachelor of Science in Engineering December 2017 Major: Biomedical Engineering, Minor: Music, Material Science & Engineering GPA: 3.5/4.0


CAD: SolidWorks, AutoCAD

Analysis: LabVIEW, Matlab, AMTI BioAnalysis Software, National Instruments Vision Assistant Software (2012), Delsys EMG Works Analysis and EMG Acquisition Software

Instrumentation: Static/Dynamic Light Scattering, UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer, Tinius Olsen Testing Machine, Instron Dynamic and Fatigue Testing Systems, AMTI Accusway Force Platform, Delsys Trigno Wireless EMG, DSO Oscilloscope, Raman spectroscopy, Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Capillary Flow Porometry, Air Permeometery

(Gurley), general fibrillation techniques, cell culturing techniques (hMSCs), Real Time q-PCR, Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)


Engineered Fibers Technology May 2016 - January 2017 (Seasonal) Laboratory Technician - Shelton, CT

Contributed to the development of an aramid fiber-based asphalt reinforcement to enhance rutting and cracking resistance of roadways

Facilitated the development of a porous and sound-cancelling material for use in automobile air ducts

Analyzed, observed, and recorded the physical and chemical properties of a multitude of fibers

Contributed to the development of precision short cut fibers, fibrillated and nanofibrillated fibers specialty fiber based materials and services

Responsible for the fibrillation of various fiber lengths, thicknesses, and densities U.S. Patent #8820338 2014

A walker designed to improve both stability and navigation on stairways and inclined surfaces

Developed computer-aided drawings and all figures of patent InvenTech Enterprises, LLC 2009-2013

CEO and Project Manager - Wethersfield, CT

Launched a startup company with the intent of bring new and innovative assistive technology to the market

Facilitated a group of ten people through the process of acquiring a patent

Oversaw development of multiple assistive technology-related projects

Drafted and analyzed computer-aided designs


Senior Design Project August 2016 – May 2017

Designed and tested a hyaluronic acid hydrogel with encapsulated MSCs and TGF-β1 to yield a durable and functionally cartilage matrix

Self-Assembled Functional Nanomaterials Laboratory January 2015 - December 2016

Researched cancer and AIDS treatment using gold nanoparticles in lipid bicelles

Studied the encapsulation of gold nanoparticles in bicelles for Ramon spectrum enhancement Bioinstrumentation Design Project August 2015 – December 2015

Designed, built, and tested a breathing monitor which utilized flex and pressure sensors and LabVIEW Junior Design Final Design Project August 2015 – December 2015

Designed, built, modeled, and tested assistive technology to assist rheumatoid arthritis patients with opening heavy doors (First place)

Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation 2012, 2013

Constructed functional prosthetic hands given for free to people in developing or war-torn countries

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