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Primary Area of Expertise
Medical Devices
Dr. John D. Jarrell, PhD, PE, President of MSA, LLC, is a doctor of medical science and an experienced multi-discipline engineer specializing in the analysis of complex designs and failures involving materials, mechanical and biological systems. He has been a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer, since 1996. He earned three degrees from Brown University, a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Materials Science and Engineering and a Doctorate in Biology, Medical Science and Engineering and received Medical training in histology, physiology, microbiology and pathology. He has a faculty appointment in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He has several US and foreign patents issued or pending covering biomaterials and coatings for green energy and medical applications. He is the author of multiple peer reviewed publications and abstracts on materials and coatings and a guide book on materials selection for designers. His collaborative work has been published with investigators at Brown University Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology, and the Division of Engineering, Rhode Island Hospital's Orthopedic Research Laboratories and the VA Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine. His company has been awarded contracts by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Rhode Island Hospital and the US Department of Justice. He is a voting committee member of ASTM for standards on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices. Medical casework includes: Metal-on-metal hips, spinal implants, screws, plates, fentanyl transdermal patches, drug delivery, evidence storage and retrieval.
Education & Licenses
BS & ScM Materials Science & Engineering
PhD, Biology, Medical Science and Engineering
PE, Mechanical Engineering