Following a brief introduction to NextFlex, America's Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute, and an overview of FHE technology, the speaker will identify applications in MedTech, where the technology presents new opportunities, but also new challenges, in the manufacturing of devices on flexible, conformable and stretchable substrates. FHE MedTech devices can be a game changer for clinical medical applications and can enable remote patient monitoring and telemedicine. The speaker will then provide an overview of the Human Health and Monitoring development projects currently underway by NextFlex members that will enable next generation MedTech products to enter the market. Finally, the speaker will describe manufacturing capabilities now being scaled up at NextFlex to support members and stakeholders for prototyping and pilot production.
As the director of strategic programs at NextFlex, Scott is responsible for overseeing US government projects, building relationships with DARPA and the National Science Foundation, and building and managing critical relationships with the medical, avionics and pharmaceutical industries. Most recently, he was the manager of GE Global Research's Material System Lab where he led a multidisciplinary team developing and delivering material technologies and processes for GE products and services. Prior, he led GE's Nanostructures & Surfaces Lab where he oversaw a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the field of nano-enabled materials, serving GE's Healthcare, Aviation, Power, and Oil & Gas Businesses. Scott holds eight patents, was a Board member and the Founding Board Chair of the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC) and is a member of the American Chemical Society. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware.
NextFlex®, America's Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute, is a leading force in the Manufacturing USA network. It is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits, and state, local, and federal governments with a shared goal of advancing U.S. manufacturing of FHE. Since its formation in 2015, NextFlex's elite team of thought leaders, educators, problem solvers, and manufacturers have come together to collectively facilitate innovation, narrow the manufacturing workforce gap, and promote sustainable manufacturing ecosystems.