Shaaban Abdallah, PhD
Senior Medical Device Design Consultant
Dr. Shaaban Abdallah is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering, since 1989. Dr. Abdallah has over twenty years of experience in the field of engineering design, including direct experience in the design and improvement of several classes of medical devices. His expertise in materials and fluid mechanics (compressors, pumps and turbines) has led to design improvements for several Class 2 and Class 3 medical devices, including surgical instruments, artificial heart valves, and surgical valves. During his tenure at Penn State University (1985-1988) he worked with a team of experts to design and test the Penn State artificial heart (Numerical Simulation of Unsteady Laminar Flow Through a Tilting Desk Heart Valve, J. Biomechanics 27: 1994). Dr. Abdallah also served on the University of Cincinnati committee organized to develop an artificial heart valve in 2003.
Dr. Abdallah holds several patents, and brings to SRC the expertise in the design aspects of all types of medical devices. He has been consulting for the medical device industry for years for the development of Class I 510(k) devices to Class III PMA devices. Dr. Abdallah holds a BS in Mathematics, as well as BS, MS and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering.