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Janet Gbur, PhD

Janet Gbur, PhDResearch Interests
NanoJet Aerosol Printing, Fatigue and Fracture of Biomedical Materials, Medical Device Reliability and Subcomponent Mechanical Characterization, Microscale Reliability Testing, Material Characterization, Failure Analysis

Dr. Gbur earned her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, a Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelors of Engineering in Materials Engineering from Youngstown State University, and Bachelors of Science in Biology/Pre-medicine from Kent State University. She is a Research Biomedical Engineer for the VA and Research Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at CWRU.

The purpose of Dr. Gbur's research is to examine how material structure informs mechanical properties ultimately affecting performance, in particular, of devices used in medical applications. Her research goals include developing miniaturized medical devices using aerosol printing technology and advancing the field of fatigue and fracture of medical materials and devices in three specific areas:

  1. Using advanced characterization techniques to understand structure at relevant size and length scales with correlation to long term performance
  2. Developing techniques to better understand the movement and translation of devices in vivo in order to better inform reliability testing and standards development
  3. Using aerosol printing to create flexible circuits for biomedical applications including implantable components for neural prosthesis systems

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