Industry Career Discussion with Stryker Engineers- April 10th

Mar 19 2014

The Society of Biomaterials will be hosting a panel of three engineers from Stryker on April 10th from 2-4pm in Davis Auditorium. The goal of the event is to provide students (undergraduate and graduate) with information on the opportunities available to engineers in industry, specifically in orthopeadics. The speakers plan to discuss how modeling & simulation is used to evaluate orthopaedic implant structural performance, as well as biomaterial use and how Stryker is utilizing additive manufacturing processes in implant design.

The speakers include:

Walter Schmidt, M.S.
Senior Manager of the Modeling & Simulation group

Walter Schmidt is a Senior Manager of the Modeling & Simulation group in the Advanced Technology department.  Walter received his Master of Science degree from Columbia University & holds a Structural Engineering PE license.  Walter has been employed by Stryker for past 12 of his 25+ year career and is responsible for developing clinically relevant orthopaedic implant performance test methods & analytical corollaries, having authored numerous publications in orthopaedic research.

Zongtao Zhang, Ph.D.
Manager of Advanced Materials & Processing

Zongtao Zhang is a Manager of the Advanced Materials & Processing group in the Advanced Technology department. Zongtao received his Ph.D. of Materials Science & Engineering degree from Tsinghua University, China.   Zongtao has published nearly 20 papers in peer reviewed journals and has 10 patents. Over the last 10 years, he has developed an expertise in applying nanoceramic and nanocarbide technologies to orthopedic bearing applications.

Naomi Murray
Senior Manager of Platform Technology Engineering

Naomi Murray is a Senior Manager of the Platform Technology Engineering group in the Advanced Technology Department.  Naomi received her Ph.D. of Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.   Naomi has been employed by Stryker for the past 11 years and has been responsible for the development, characterization and validation of a variety of porous ingrowth materials and processing methods.