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Integrated Product Development and Manufacturing


Dr. Neil Rothman | Program Director

UMBC Faculty Dr. Neil Rothman

Dr. Neil Rothman, Professor of the Practice and Graduate Program Director for Professional Programs in Engineering, came to UMBC as a Lecturer in 2012. He uses his 30+ years of industry experience to provide a professional engineering practice perspective to all of his courses. Before UMBC, he was the VP of Applied Research and Technology Development at BrainScope Company Inc., translating clinical research into new products for the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury/concussion. Dr. Rothman holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and was recently awarded his 25th patent.

Steven M Falk, PE | Graduate Faculty

UMBC Faculty Steven FalkB.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University

Mr. Falk has over thirty years of product development and technical leadership experience in industry, both in a start-up environment and a large corporation. He is currently the Chief Engineer for the Maternal Infant Care business unit in GE Healthcare. He has been with this business for 25 years in a variety of roles and responsibilities, including Senior Engineer, Engineering Manager, Lead Program Engineer, Engineering Director, CTO, and Chief Engineer. Steve has been integrally involved with all phases of product development, including voice of customer, business development, business model generation, design, verification, validation, and production transfer. He also serves as the Patent Evaluation Board leader.

Before joining GE Healthcare, Steve served as Engineering Manager in a start-up R&D firm specializing in product development in the emergency medicine and neurology arena, with grants from DoD and NIH. Steve is also a registered patent practitioner and a registered professional engineer in the state of Maryland.

Steve’s principal areas of interest include medical product development, intellectual property, and combining the clinical experience and the technology arena.

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