Dr. John Clay is a seasoned scientist and research leader at Battelle (www.battelle.org) with a combination of complex project management and subject-matter expertise in materials and polymer processing. Currently, Clay serves as the project manager for a multimillion-dollar, multidisciplinary hardware development program at Battelle. Clay's specialties are in the fields of rheology, injection molding and extrusion.
Throughout his 12-year tenure at Columbus, Ohio-based Battelle, Clay has acted as technical lead on a number of programs, including medical device projects that require specialization in testing and processing of various types of polymeric materials.
A large part of Clay's medical device work has focused on material selection, accelerated aging testing, failure analysis, specialized processing, and surface modification and manipulation. Examples include a lab-on-a-chip device development program in which surface coatings were used to control microfluidic motion on a plastic part, micromolding of a device, producing high-tolerance, controlled-density parts, and developing a biocompatible polymer coating for vascular stents to minimize platelet deposition and reduce the rate of restenosis. Recently, Clay used high-speed video to assist in troubleshooting a problem with droplet deposition on a medical device.
Clay also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at
Clay has a Ph.D. and a masters of science in chemical engineering from