Scott W. Robertson 
260 Caldecott Ln, Suite 101
Oakland, CA 94618
email: [email protected]

Scott W. Robertson formed his own consulting practice ( in 2004 while he was a graduate student at the University
of California Berkeley where he studied the role of material microstructure in the fatigue and fracture susceptibility of Nitinol in biomedical
applications.  Following graduate school, he joined Cordis Corp’s Accelerated Medical Ventures (AMV) group where he collaborated with
cardiologists and interventional radiologists to quantify cardiovascular disease states using common imaging techniques (MRI, CTA, Fluoro)
– specifically carotid, and superficial arterial disease, and atrial septum defects – and correlate those biomechanical, dynamic motions with
appropriate engineering design criteria for use in biomedical device design.  Furthermore, Dr. Robertson developed techniques for rapidly and
cheaply producing in vitro models and benchtop mechanical experiments to accurately mimic the physiological conditions witnessed by medical
devices in vivo.

While in graduate school, Dr. Robertson was a consulting engineer on the Reliability Enhancement and Service Improvement for Stents
(RESIStent) program at SRI International.  His role in the RESIStent program was to identify stents that had fractured in vivo, explant the devices,
and examine them for failure mode determination in an effort to elucidate the root cause(s) of premature device failure.

Prior to his graduate work, Dr. Robertson worked as a consultant in Exponent’s Mechanics and Materials Division and as a project engineer at
Metallurgical Engineering Services.  His responsibilities included the design and development of custom mechanical tests for determining tensile,
shear, and impact strengths of a variety of commercial devices.  Dr. Robertson specialized in failure analysis of mechanical and materials applications
and has conducted such analyses for a variety of industries including aerospace, architecture, automotive, aviation, biotechnology, construction,
defense, electronics, energy, nuclear power, oil/gas, optoelectronics, polymer, semiconductor and telecommunications.


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Last updated  4/2008