jeff plott, PhD
Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering
As a research fellow in Mechanical Engineering studying Silicone 3D Printing, Jeff has extensive knowledge in additive manufacturing and machining processes. With his work experience in plastics product design at BASF, he also has experience optimizing consumer, automotive and aerospace products for mass production. Jeff is also a resident expert in soft material design and fabrication. He is also knowledgeable about high powered electronic systems from his experience in building custom electric longboards.
Beyond this, Jeff works extensively with doctors at the University of Michigan Hospital to develop new medical devices. These projects include MEND (a neuroma surgical tool), Airway Cradle, Arterial Everter (a device to quickly connect arterial vessels together), Slit-Stent (an ophthalmic stent used to relieve symptoms of excessive tearing), EZ-Mask (an ergonomic anesthesia mask for improved mask ventilation), and a number of medical training simulators for use in neurosurgery.
Jeff is also CTO of Flipsi, a reusable bottle company that designs and sells bottles which flip inside-out for easy cleaning, and LiquidGoldConcept, a breastfeeding education company which sells lactation simulation models for medical training. Beyond new product development, Jeff has a lot of experience in creating business plans, pitch decks, and obtaining grant funding.
Jeff has 10 utility patents pending/granted and 7 design patents pending/granted and can assist in those areas as well.
In addition to Jeff’s expertise topics above, he consults on Design Process & Methods, Information Gathering & Patent Searching, Requirements and Specifications, Concept Development, Building and Prototyping, Medical Device Design, and Design for Mass Production.