Dr. David Schaafsma, PhD has over 25 years of experience in Optical Systems, Microscopy, Fluorescence & Spectroscopy, Optical Materials, Lasers, Optoelectronics, Sensors, and Data Acquisition. Dr. Schaafsma specializes in multi-disciplinary projects primarily for the medical device field, involving optics, electronics, software, and sensors. He has worked in diverse areas such as semiconductor manufacturing, telecommunications, and biotechnology. Dr. Schaafsma has been offering expert witness services for over 10 years. He has been retained as an expert in several areas of expertise, from angioplasty catheters to retinography cameras to optical microscopes of various stripes. Dr. Schaafsma is available for consulting, testing, analysis, inspection, reports (opinion), deposition, and trial testimony.
"Experts.com is proud to announce its new member Dr. David Schaafsma. With over 25 years of experience in Optical Technology, Dr. Schaafsma is available as an expert witness and consultant in matters relating to optical engineering intellectual property patent dispute, medical device personal injury, and product performance loss of business issues. "
Khalid Sorensen, PhD, is a highly accomplished technology leader in Automation, Mechatronics, Motion Control, Manufacturing, Machine Vision, and Human-Machine Interaction. He has over 20 years of experience developing and deploying world-class mechatronic, motion control, and automation solutions.
Dr. Sorensen has directed the development and implementation of 100s of complex, multi-disciplinary mechatronic systems for high-profile industry leaders including Toyota, Ford, Alcoa, Caterpillar, Boeing, NuScale, and many others, and high-profile facilities including Fukushima and Chernobyl.
Litigation Support - Dr. Sorensen has testified in numerous Product Liability and IP disputes – both at the Federal and District court levels, as well as the ITC, USPTO, and US Customs and Border Protection.
Founded a technology company where he invented and was the Chief Architect of ExpertoperatorTM, SafemoveTM, AutomoveTM, and CranevisionTM – technology known within the primary metals, automotive, and heavy-equipment sectors for enhancing crane safety, productivity, and ease-of-use; Developed state-of-the-art,on-line,time-optimal trajectorysynthesis software for Cartesian machines - key drivers in theacquisition of his company 5 years after inception by a global leader in automation.
Served as CTO at PaR Systems, a world-class supplier of large-scale robotic automation, control, advanced manufacturing, and nuclear-handling solutions.
Founded Finity Engineering, which provides design, analysis, consulting, and litigation support services in the areas of robotics, automation, and mechatronics.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. Teaches various engineering topics including Dynamics, Controls, Vibrations, Mechatronics, the Design Process, Product Development, Engineering IP, Product Liability, and others.
Invited talks at premiere institutions globally including MIT, Kumoh National Univ. of Tech, Korea Atomic Energy Research Inst., Hyung Hee Univ., Huazhong Univ. of Science & Tech.
Gary D. Fletcher, PhD, is the Founder and Principal Consultant at RnDDx Solutions LLC, a consulting firm founded in 2015, focused on Industrial Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering and Research and Product Development. In his 30 years of experience, he has been co-inventor on 23 patents for devices and methods in blood collection and processing.
Litigation Support - Dr. Fletcher has subject matter expertise in Medical Device Mechanical Engineering and subject matter expertise in Medical Devices for Blood Collection and Blood Sample processing for diagnostics and therapeutics. He serves as an expert witness in patent infringement cases involving medical device and diagnostic biomedical engineering, blood collection, separation, fluidic preparation, and cell therapy preparation devices.
Dr. Fletcher offers patent litigation services to law firms and lawyers supporting medical device and diagnostic industry clients, who need physical science and mechanical and biomedical engineering expertise for District Court, PTAB, and International Trade Commision patent cases. As an industry consultant, his ideal clients are R&D, product development, and innovation leaders in startup, emerging, and established medical device and diagnostic companies, who face product development and competitive challenges.
Areas of Expertise:
Biomedical Product Development
Blood / Cell Separation
Needles / Lancets
Point of Care Testing
Intellectual Property / Patent Infringement
Laboratories & Testing
Dr. Fletcher is an entrepreneurial executive with expanding R&D roles in business, technology, and new product development leadership and execution, building and guiding teams in both Fortune 500 and startup companies. With a PhD in physics from Yale, he has a proven record of leadership in creating innovative new businesses and products in healthcare, medical devices, diagnostics, life, materials, and optical sciences.