Biomimicty Related to Medical Devices developments
Department Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Akron
Dr. Davis is a Professor and Department Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Akron. Prior to joining the University, Dr. Davis was vice president of the Medical Device Development Center at the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, and prior to that he was vice chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and director of Medical Device Solutions at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Davis has led a number of initiatives focused on rehabilitation technology and instrumentation for assessing a patient's risk for diabetic foot ulceration. He is currently a key collaborator on a $3.8M project funded by the Veteran's Administration aimed at improving the design of prosthetic limbs for amputee patients. He is also leading an education program named "BEST Medicine" that encourages middle and high school students to develop interests in engineering, science and technology, particularly as these relate to designing novel medical devices. He is a member of the Board of Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio. Dr. Davis holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master's degree in Medicine (Biomedical Engineering) from the University of Cape Town and a Ph.D. from Penn State University. Dr. Davis is a native of South Africa.