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Development engineer

Warsaw, Indiana, United States
February 13, 2018

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Aparna Shankaran

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Warsaw, IN ***** 716-***-****

Education 1

University at Buffalo, State University of New York June 2016

Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering GPA: 3.766/4.0

Visvesvaraya Technological University, India June 2013

Bachelor of Engineering, Biotechnology Score: 80%

Skill Set 1

Understanding of GLP, GDP, SOP, FDA regulations

Design Controls (21 CFR 820), ISO 13485, Cognition Cockpit, Teamcenter, GD&T, FMEA

Understanding of IDE (Investigational Device Exemption), PMA (Pre-Market Approval), 510K, Risk Management, CAPA

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Minitab, Solidworks

Work Experience

Product Development Engineer- Mar 2017- Present

Zimmer Biomet (Modis E&T,LLC), Warsaw IN

DHF Remediation project for Foot & Ankle team

Lead for User Needs, Design Input team

Interacted with different teams for design, development and verification of tests

Performed Gap Analysis to identify Verification gaps

Project design reviews that include Design Input, Usability Engineering, Verification

Research Assistant, June 2015-May 2016

Toshiba Stroke & Vascular Research Centre, Buffalo NY

Improved Haptics for Navigation of Interventional Catheters through Vascular Phantoms

Improved the navigation of guidewires and catheters in 3D printed phantoms by surface optimization

Used different biomaterials as coatings for phantoms

Performed FT-IR, SEM (Hitachi SU-70), contact angle analysis (goniometer), friction studies (MSI-IDTE 2000)

Graduate Student, Feb 2015-May 2015

State University of New York, Buffalo NY

Design and Launch of a Feasible Temporo-Mandibular Joint Implant

Developed a design for a Temporo Mandibular Joint replacement implant

Considered different aspects of product launch- finances, packaging, labelling, marketing

Passed it through various stages of FDA complying with cGLP and cGCP

Research Fellow, July 2013 - April 2014

Vittal Mallya Scientific Research Foundation, India

Used bioinformatics tools to analyze data from Next Generation Sequencing of Trichogramma

Publication 1

Upendra,R., Pratima Khandelwal, Z. R. Amiri, Aparna, S., Archana, C., Ashwathi, M., “Isolation and Characterization of Lovastatin producing Food Grade Fungi from Oriental Foods.”, Volume 3, Issue 10, 1404-1414, World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, November 2014.

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