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Malcolm Cooke

Malcolm has over 35 years combined experience in academia, both in England and for the last 21 years in the US. For most of this time, he has focused on design, and advanced manufacturing, and for the last 25 years, his manufacturing focus has been in the growing field of additive manufacturing. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Coventry University, his Master of Science from Warwick University, and his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. Previously responsible for the development of on-campus manufacturing laboratories, computer-aided-design studios, and innovative engineering design and manufacturing curriculum, Malcolm now serves as the Executive Director of Sears think[box]. Malcolm’s research interests are focused on applying additive manufacturing technologies to address biomedical challenges, and in particular the design and manufacture of biocompatible, biodegradable implantable porous scaffolds for the repair of hard and soft tissue defects. Also, Malcolm collaborates with local surgeons to provide 3D printed anatomical models from patient CT and MRI data that are used for patient communication and surgical planning.