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Dr. Neil Rothman

Professor of the Practice
Neil Rothman photoGraduate Certificate Program Director

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD  21250

Phone: (410) 455-5507
Office: ENGR225C
Email:  nrothman@umbc.edu

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 1994
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1979
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1978

Employment History

2014 – present Professor of the Practice, UMBC
2012 – 2014 Lecturer, UMBC
2009 – 2012 Vice President – Applied Research and Technology Development, BrainScope Company, Inc.
2006 – 2009 VP Research and Development, Infinite Biomedical Technologies
1994 – 2010 Lecturer (part-time), The Johns Hopkins University
2004 – 2005 Project Manager, GE Healthcare, Maternal and Infant Care
2001 – 2003 VP Operations, Metasensors, Inc.
2000 – 2001 Director of Engineering, IGEN International
1993 – 1999 VP Operations, CardioLogic Systems, Inc.
1983 – 1993 Group Supervisor, The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
1979 – 1983 Development Engineer, Black & Decker, Medical Products Division

Honors and Awards

2016 – 2018 Hrabowski Innovation Grant, UMBC
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Tau Beta Pi Eminent Engineer

Teaching and Research Interests

Product design and development, medical device design and manufacturing, application of design thinking, innovation and creativity, entrepreneurship, intellectual property strategy

Classes Taught

ENME220 Mechanics of Materials
ENME304 Machine Design
ENME444 Mechanical Engineering Systems Design
ENME471 Finite Element Based Design
ENME482L Vibrations and Controls Laboratory
ENME489-05/811-03 Medical Device Development
Engineering Management and Technology Commercialization (JHU)
Mechanics Based Design (JHU)

Guest Lectures

Medical device manufacturing and quality management (JHU)
Product manufacturing and supply chain management (JHU)
Theory of inventive problem solving – TRIZ (UMBC)

Patents

9,477,813 Method and device for multimodal neurological evaluation
9,282,930 Electrode array and method of placement
9,269,046 Method and device for multimodal neurological evaluation
9,198,587 Method and device for multimodal neurological evaluation
8,989,836 Electrode array and method of placement
8,792,974 Method and device for multimodal neurological evaluation
8,478,394 Field deployable concussion assessment device
8,190,249B1 Multi-parametric quantitative analysis of bioelectric signals
7,104,967 Belt with detachable bladder for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and circulatory assist
6,869,409 Belt with detachable bladder for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and circulatory assist
6,752,771 Cardiac assist method using an inflatable vest
6,179,793 Cardiac assist method using an inflatable vest
5,997,488 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation system with a centrifugal compression pump
5,772,613 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation system with centrifugal compression pump
5,769,800 Vest design for a cardiopulmonary resuscitation system
5,039,165 Wheelchair toileting module and method
4,421,111 Low voltage surgical cast cutter with vacuum exhaust of debris
D728,801 Electrode headset
D647,208 Flexible headset for sensing brain electrical activity
D641,886 Flexible headset for sensing brain electrical activity
D499,035 Detection apparatus
D399,000 Vest for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and assist

 Selected Publications

Prichep LS, Jacquin A, Filipenko J, Dastidar SG, Zabele S, Vodencarević A, Rothman NS, Classification of traumatic brain injury severity using informed data reduction in a series of binary classifier algorithms, IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2012 Nov;20(6):806-22.

Hathi M, Sherman DL, Inder T, Rothman NS, Natarajan M, Niesen C, Korst LM, Pantano T, Natarajan A, Quantitative EEG in babies at risk for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy after perinatal asphyxia, Journal of Perinatology (2009), 1–5.