Buenaventura IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology

The Application of Shape Memory Effect Thin Films to Medical Devices
Peter Jardine, Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 28 2008 7 PM
CLU - Richter Hall, Ahmanson Science Building

Shape Change Technologies holds patents on processes for manufacturing thin film, and has sputtered film on Si, SiO2, SiN, glass, and polymer substrates. The company is able to release the TiNi from substrate to produce a free-standing film. In addition, Shape Change Technologies has developed methods of patterning our TiNi film giving us the ability to fenestrate films and create complex 2D shapes. We have utilized these techniques for a variety of applications, including Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) micropumps, adaptive optics, and heart valve leaflets.

Dr. Peter Jardine
Shape Change Technologies

A. Peter Jardine is President, Shape Change Technologies. Dr. Jardine holds a Ph.D. in Materials Physics from University of Bristol. He has over 18 years of experience in Shape Memory Alloys device design, with demonstrated products in SMA actuators, including both high torque output torsional actuators and low force, high frequency thin film TiNi MEMS devices. Other SMA concepts taken to demonstration include vacuum shutters and heat engines. Dr. Jardine has also developed synthesis techniques for thin film materials and for TiNi porous materials from elemental powder compaction and has over 60 technical papers on Shape Memory Effect related projects.


Meeting Site: California Lutheran University Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center,
Second Floor, rooms 253/254, 130 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks, CA.
Meetings are free, and open to the public
Dinner: Available at 6 p.m. for $12 payable at the door, no RSVP needed.
Parking: Parking is free outside of the Gilbert Sports Center
Contact: Steve Johnson, sfjohnso@ieee.org
Our Sponsors: California Lutheran UniversityIEEE EMB SocietyThe Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern CaliforniaIEEE Buenaventura SectionAmgen FoundationAmeriprise Financial Services, Inc., D. F. Rick Speidel, Financial AdvisorMicroJoining SolutionsWabash Power