Brief Biographies of IUCB Site Directors and Coordinators

Dr. Robert E. Baier, Professor of Biomaterials, Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, and Research Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Executive Director, IUCB. Received Ph.D. in 1966 from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Biophysics and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New York and Ohio.  Was awarded a National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship in 1966 and performed postdoctoral research in surface science at the Naval Research Laboratory until 1968.  From 1968 through 1984, was a Staff Scientist of the Advanced Technology Center of Arvin/Calspan (formerly the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory of Cornell University).  From 1985 to July 1989, was Director of the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Health-care Instruments and Devices.  Appointed Professor of Biomaterials in 1993.  Awarded Doctorate in Odontology (Honoris Causa), Lund University, Sweden, 1994.  Elected founding fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 1994. 
Personal Statement and CV

Dr. Anne E. Meyer, Director and Principal Research Scientist – IUCB/Buffalo Site; Associate Dean for Research, School of Dental Medicine; Research Associate Professor of Oral Diagnostic Sciences; Research Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics. (B.A. Chemistry, SUNY College at Potsdam, 1973; Ph.D., Prosthetic Materials, Lund University, Sweden, 1990)  Chemist, Calspan Corporation Advanced Technology Center, 1974-1986 (Head, Surface Science Section, 1983-1986).  Joined University at Buffalo in 1986, as Principal Research Scientist and Associate Director, Surface Science Center and Associate Director, NYS Healthcare Instruments and Devices Institute (predecessor organizations of the current Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces).  Has served on NIH and NSF review panels for SBIR/STTR applications since 1991 and has chaired an NIH special study section since 1993.  Project reviewer for Materials & Manufacturing Ontario (an Ontario Centre of Excellence) and The Whitaker Foundation's program in cost-reducing healthcare technologies.  Member, editorial board,  Biofouling.  Current Member-at-Large of the Society For Biomaterials.  Also a member of American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society, The Adhesion Society, International Association for Dental Research, and Sigma Xi.

Dr. M Shah Jahan, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, Director IUCB/Memphis.. Received his M.Sc. in Physics in 1965 from Rajshahi University, Bangladesh, and Ph.D. in Solid State Radiation Biophysics in 1977 from the University of Alabama.  He was a US AID Fellow in 1968, and he received Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship in 1972-1977.  Before joining the University of Memphis in 1980, Dr. Jahan worked as a Visiting Professor at the University of Khartoum, Sudan from 1977-1979, a Visiting Scientist at University of Leiden, the Netherlands in 1978, and as a Research Associate at the University of Alabama in 1980.  In 1988-1990, he was a Visiting Staaff at Los Alamos National laboratory, New York.  His research includes, but is not limited to, characterization of defects in solids and radiation effects in organics and biomaterials.  In collaboration with medical industries for the last 15 years, he has done extensive work on the effects of gamma sterilization on orthopaedic implant components.  As of 2001, he upgraded his Biomaterials Research Laboratory with a cutting edge radical analyzer (ESR spectrometer), UV-VIS-NIR spectrometer, and Thermoluminescence apparatus.

Dr. Robert C. Sugarman, Human Factors Coordinator - IUCB/Buffalo Site. B.A., Physics, SUNY/ Buffalo, 1961; Graduate Studies, Solid State Physics and Math, Purdue University, 1962; M.S., Experimental Psychology, Purdue University, 1963; S.M., Experimental Psychology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965; Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, SUNY/Buffalo, 1967; and licensed Professional Quality Engineer in California. From 1967 to 1982, Head of Human Factors & Training department at Arvin/Calspan. Since 1982, head of RCS Performance Systems Inc. developing training program operations, maintenance, quality control, statistical process control, product and company familiarization, and environmental, health & safety for over 50 pharmaceutical, food manufacturing, high technology, and manufacturing companies. In 2003 served as initial Quality Control / Quality Assurance Manager for the Buffalo Life Sciences Complex construction. From 1987 to 1989, Human Factors Coordinator, Health-care Instrument and Device Institute at SUNY/Buffalo. Member of Human Engineering Committee, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (Contributing author to:AAMI HE48:1993, Human factors engineering guidelines and preferred practices for the design of medical devices and ANSI/AAMI HE74:2001, Human factors design process for medical devices). Fellow, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and member, American Psychological Association (Div. 21, Applied Experimental & Engineering Psychology). 

RCS Performance Systems, Inc.

Dr. Ramon J. Cipriano, Senior Scientist - IUCB/Buffalo Site. Ramon J. Cipriano is an aerobiology specialist supporting the Center's studies of the production of bioaerosols from bursting bubbles, as well as in monitoring the events and consequences of human-lung-depositable substances. Ray received his MS(1975) and PhD (1979) in Atmospheric Science from State University of New York at Albany, adding research credentials to his teaching certifications B.A. Physics(1967) and M.S. Secondary Education, Physics( 1969) from State University of New York at Geneseo. Ray served with the US Army at NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe from 1969-1971. Ray also has a very strong interest in medical science, and is a certified paramedic in New York State.