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Dr. Joseph A. Potkay
Department of Surgery
University of Michigan

Dr. Joseph A. Potkay received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2006 under the direction of Prof. Ken Wise. His doctoral research in the NSF WIMS Research Center focused on the development of the microvalves and microcolumns for a high performance, low power, microfluidic gas chromatography system. Since 2006, he has served as a research investigator at the Department of Veterans Affairs with the goal of bringing the huge potential of micro- and nano-technologies to bear on issues critical to the Veteran population. He additionally serves as research assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at University of Michigan. Dr. Potkay has thirty-six peer-reviewed publications, two patents, has presented his research at local, national, and international conferences and has been interviewed by National Public Radio, Nature Magazine, and CNN regarding his artificial lung research. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO), and the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. He has held local, regional, and national research grants including Career Development, SPiRE, and Merit Review Awards from the Department of Veterans Affairs and R21 and R01 awards from NIH. He currently serves as Co-PI with Prof. Ted Zellers on an IARPA funded grant to develop a high performance, passive micro-sampler for the intelligence community.
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