3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Fri
Paul Egan pursues work in engineering design and medicine to research and develop new technologies and methods for improving health and wellness. Paul directs the Medicine, Mechanics, and Manufacturing (M3D) Design Lab at Texas Tech University as a tenure-track assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering. The lab presents a unique integration of engineering design methods for automation, cognition, and user-centered design with biomedical approaches for system modeling, simulation, and experiments. M3D Lab research currently focuses on 3D printed implants, personalized food manufacturing, machine learning, mechanical metamaterials, and human decision-making. Paul has also demonstrated leadership bridging entrepreneurship among engineering and health fields through advising Sling Health teams and participating in the National Science Foundation I-Corps program, in addition to building a design curriculum focused on applying mechanical design to achieve medical innovations.