Materials Science Associates, LLC

John D. Jarrell, PhD, PE

1372 Main St. Coventry, RI 02816

About the Expert

Dr. John D. Jarrell, PhD, PE, is an experienced multi-discipline engineer and doctor of medical science specializing in consultation and expert opinions related to design, legal cases, product liability, intellectual property, accidents and personal injuries. His expertise includes the analysis of complex systems, designs and failures involving materials, mechanical and medical systems. He has appointments at Brown University, Medical School and the Weiss Center for Orthopaedic Trauma Research.

Areas of Expertise

  • Biomedical
  • Medical Devices
  • Metallurgy

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Dr. John D. Jarrell, PhD, PE, is an experienced multi-discipline engineer and doctor of medical science specializing in consultation and expert opinions related to design, legal cases, product liability, intellectual property, accidents and personal injuries. His expertise includes the analysis of complex systems, designs and failures involving materials, mechanical and medical systems. As a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer, he is actively involved in design, product development and research. He earned three degrees from Brown University, a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Materials Science and Engineering and a Doctorate in Biology, Medical Science and Engineering and received Medical training in histology, physiology, microbiology and pathology. He has an appointment in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and at the Weiss Center for Orthopaedic Trauma Research at Rhode Island Hospital. He has US and foreign patents covering photoactive materials, active delivery films and medical applications. He is the author of multiple peer reviewed publications and abstracts in collaboration with academic, hospital and government investigators and authored a guide book on materials selection for designers. He has been awarded contracts by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Rhode Island Hospital and the US Department of Justice. He is an ASTM member for standards Committees F04, Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices and E58 on Forensic Engineering.

Personal Achievements

Education

  • Sc.B. Materials Science and Engineering, Brown University, 1988.
  • M.Sc. Materials Science and Engineering, Brown University, 1991.
  • Ph.D., Biology, Medical Science & Engineering, Brown University, 2008.

Licenses

  • Professional Mechanical Engineer, Rhode Island, 1996

Special Training

  • VA Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine, 2008.
  • Rhode Island Department of Orthopaedics, Ortho Trauma Lab 2010-2019
  • CERTIFICATIONS-Hazardous Waste, Laboratory Safety, Blood Borne Pathogens (Brown University), Electrosurgery CE Module (Valleylab, Institute of Clinical Education) Electrosurgery; Best Practices for Electrosurgery (Pfiedler Enterprises, 4hr CE, 2016), Human Participant Protections Education for Research Teams (National Institutes of Health), CITI Course in The Protection of Human Research Subjects, NAMSA Remote Training Series ISO 10993 Biological Evaluation of Medical Devices

Organizations

  • ASTM Intl.; Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS); Society for Biomaterials; National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE); American Society for Materials, International (ASM); International Metallographic Society (IMS); Heat Treating Society (HTS); Society of Carbide and Tool Engineering (SCTE); Electronic Device Failure Analysis Society (EDFAS); Society for Automotive Engineering International (SAE); Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation; International Association for Property and Evidence (IAPE), The International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR), National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE, Int.)

Honors

  • Best in Show, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Microscopy, ASM Intl., RI Chapter, 1994
  • Sigma Xi Honor Society.
  • RI Business Plan Contest winner 09’ & 17’
  • RI House of Rep. Citation for developing a proprietary technology to thwart infection relating to medical device use, 5-09.
  • RI House of Rep. and Secretary of State, Certificate of Congratulations, (Res. 09-264) 6-09.
  • 2010 RI Innovation Award in Health Care & Biotechnology Innovations.
  • RI Governor Chafee Citation for 2014 RI Bioscience Award.
  • Providence Business News Fastest Growing Businesses 14’, 15’.
  • Providence Business News Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award 17’.

Publications

  • RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS-Partial List
  • Jay M. Vincelli, Fatih Calakli, Michael A. Stone, Graham E. Forrester, Timothy Mellon, and John D. Jarrell. "Characterizing a Debris Field Using Digital Mosaicking and CAD Model Superimposition from Underwater Video." Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 82, no. 3 (2016): 223-232.
  • Nhiem Tran, Michael N. Kelley, Phong A. Tran, Dioscaris R. Garcia, John D. Jarrell, Roman A. Hayda and Christopher T. Born. Silver Doped Titanium Oxide - PDMS Hybrid Coating Inhibits Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis Growth on PEEK, Materials Science and Engineering: C 49 (2015): 201-209.
  • Nathan P. Thomas, Nhiem Tran, Phong A. Tran, Jerry L. Walters, John D. Jarrell, Roman A. Hayda, Christopher T. Born, Characterization and Bioactive Properties of Zirconia based Polymeric Hybrid for Orthopedic Applications, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 25:347-354.
  • Matthew D. Young, Nhiem Tran, Phong A. Tran, John D. Jarrell, Roman A. Hayda, Christopher T. Born. Niobium oxide–polydimethylsiloxane hybrid composite coatings for tuning primary fibroblast functions, J Biomed Mater Res A, (Online JUNE 24, 2013), 102 (5), 1478-1485.
  • Nhiem Tran, Phong Tran, John D Jarrell, Julie Engiles, Matthew Young, Nathan Thomas, Roman Hayda and Christopher Born. In vivo Caprine Model for Osteomyelitis and Evaluation of Biofilm Resistant Intramedullary Nails, BioMed Research International, vol. 2013, Article ID 674378, 11 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/674378
  • J. Jarrell, N. Thomas, M. Young, C. Baker, J. Morgan, P. Tran, N. Tran, R. Hayda, C. Born. Bioactive Hybrid Material Surface Treatments for Infection Resistant Implants without Drugs, ASM, Medical Device Materials VI,
  • Proceedings from the Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Conference, August 8–10, 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, pg 143-148.
  • J. Jarrell, J. Walters, N. Thomas, M. Young, P. Tran, N. Tran, R. Hayda, C. Born. Improving the Bioresponse to Polymers using Zirconium and Tantalum Hybridization, ASM, Medical Device Materials VI, Proceedings from the Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Conference, August 8–10, 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA,
  • pg 74-79.
  • Jarrell JD, Dolly B, Morgan JR. Rapid screening, in vitro study of metal oxide and polymer hybrids as delivery coatings for improved soft-tissue integration of implants. J Biomed Mater Res A, Volume 92A, Issue 3, Pages 1094-1104, 1 March 2010.
  • Jarrell JD, Dolly B, Morgan JR. Controlled release of vanadium from titanium oxide coatings for improved integration of soft tissue implants. J Biomed Mater Res A, Volume 90A, Issue 1, Pages 272-281, June 2009.
  • Jarrell JD. Active metal oxides and polymer hybrids as biomaterials. PhD Thesis, Brown University, Providence RI, USA 2008.
  • Jarrell JD, Eun TH, Samale M, Briant C, Sheldon BW, Morgan JR, Metal Oxide Coated (MOC) Cell Culture Arrays for Rapid Biological Screening. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A 2007;83A:853-860.
  • JD Jarrell, Dislocation Structures of OFHC Copper Deformed by High Rate Pressure-Shear, Master’s Thesis: Brown University, Providence, RI, May 1991.
  • ABSTRACTS
  • Jarrell JD; Tran PA; Baker C; Morgan JR; Hayda RA; Born CT. Bioactive Hybrid Material Surface Treatments for Infection Resistant Implants without Drugs, ASM, Materials and Processes for Medical Devices 2011, Annual Meeting and Exposition: Minneapolis, MN, USA, August 8-10, 2011.
  • Tran PA; Jarrell JD; Baker C; Hayda RA; Born CT. Improving the Bioresponse to Polymers using Zirconium and Tantalum Hybridization, ASM, Materials and Processes for Medical Devices 2011, Annual Meeting and Exposition: Minneapolis, MN, USA, August 8-10, 2011.
  • Jarrell JD; Tran PA; Baker C; Morgan JR; Hayda RA; Born CT. Surface Treatments for Orthopaedic Implants which Prevent Bacteria Growth and Support Cell Proliferation, Society For Biomaterials 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition: Orlando, Florida, April 13 - 16, 2011.
  • Tran PA; Jarrell JD; Baker C; Morgan JR; Hayda RA; Born CT. Effects of Addition of Transition Metal Oxides to Polymer on Growth of Human Cells, Society For Biomaterials 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition: Orlando, Florida, April 13 - 16, 2011.
  • Jarrell, J D; Young M D; Walters J L; Trans P; Born, C T. Transitional Metal Oxide Hybrid Surface Treatments for Bioactive and Antimicrobial Orthopaedic Trauma Implants, 57th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Transactions Vol. 36, No. 1550, Long Beach, CA, January 2011.
  • Tran PA; Jarrell J D; Young MD; Walters JL; Hayda RA; Born CT. Hybrid Surface Treatments for Bioactive and antimicrobial Orthopaedic Trauma Implants, 18th Annual Hospital Research Celebrations, Rhode Island Hospital, October 21, 2010.
  • Jarrell, J D; Spenciner, D; Morgan, J R; Hayda, R A; Born, C T. Antimicrobial Hybrid Coatings for External Fixation Pins, Society For Biomaterials 2010 Annual Meeting; April 21 - 24, 2010 in Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • Jarrell, J D; Puckett, S; Morgan, J R; Hayda, R A; Born, C T. Durability of Bioactive, Antimicrobial Biointerface on External Fixation Pins, 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, Transactions Vol. 35, No. 2177, New Orleans, LA, 2010.
  • Jarrell, J D; Werlin, E C; Weinstock, B; Puckett, S D; Morgan, J R; Ciombor, D M; Aaron, R K. Rapid Development of Photoactive Solid State Dispersions as Biointerfaces for Orthopaedic Implants, Hybrid Materials 2009, First International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, Transactions, A1.3.07, Tours France, March, 2009.
  • Jarrell, J D; Werlin, E C; Weinstock, B; Puckett, S D; Morgan, J R; Ciombor, D M; Aaron, R K. Rapid Development of Biointerfaces for Antimicrobial Transcutaneous Osseointegrated Implant Devices (TCOIDs). 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Transactions Vol. 34, No. 0555, Las Vegas, NV, February, 2009.
  • John D Jarrell, Evan C Werlin, Sabrina Puckett, Jeffrey R Morgan. Active metal oxide and polymer hybrid coatings for antimicrobial devices. BioInterface 2008, Annual Symposium, Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation, Min., MN, October, 2008.
  • Evan C. Werlin, John D. Jarrell, Jeffrey R. Morgan, The Effect of Precursor Selection and Coating Thickness on the Photoactivity of a Novel Metal-Polymer Hybrid. 34th Annual North East Bioengineering Conference, April 4-6, 2008.
  • JD Jarrell, EC Werlin, JR Morgan. Novel light-activated antimicrobial controlled delivery polymer hybrids for osseointegrated transcutaneous devices. 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Transactions Vol. 33, No. 1729, San Francisco, CA March, 2008.
  • John D Jarrell and Jeffrey R Morgan. Bioactive Polymer Hybrids to Improve the Soft Tissue Seal Around Percutaneous Devices. BioInterface 2007, Annual Symposium, Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation, San Mateo, CA, October 31, 2007.
  • John D. Jarrell, Jeffrey R. Morgan, Bioactive Polymers for Soft Tissue Sealing of Osseointegrated Prosthetic Attachments, 6th Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii, No. 0063, October 21-24, 2007
  • Morgan, J.R., Jarrell, J.D., Holt, B., Tripathi, A.., and Aaron, R.K. Optimizing the Soft Tissue Seal of a Percutaneous Osseointegration Device. No Barriers Symposium, Squaw Valley, CA. June 30, 2007.
  • Morgan, J.R., Jarrell, J.D., Holt, B., Tripathi, A., Webster, T., Ciombor, D.M., and Aaron, R.K. Optimizing the Soft Tissue Seal of a Percutaneous Osseointegration Device. 4th International Meeting, Ten Years of the US-Russian Program in Prosthetics and Rehabilitation, New England Sinai Hospital, Stoughton, MA, June 18, 2007.
  • John D. Jarrell, Tai Hee Eun, Marcus Samale, Clyde Briant, Brian W. Sheldon, Jeffrey R. Morgan, Use of specialized metal oxide films for delivery of bioactive metal compounds, Orthopaedic Research Society, Transactions Vol. 32, No. 1590, San Diego, CA, 2007.
  • JD Jarrell, Crisco, J.J.*, Moore, D.C.*, McGovern, R.D.*, Coating of Stainless Steel Bone Cutting Devices Enhances Functional Performance, Society for Biomaterials, 23 rd Annual Meeting in conjunction with the 29th Internationals Biomaterials Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, April-May 1997, vol. xx, pg 416. (*Orthopedic Research Laboratories, Rhode Island Hospital)
  • J.D. Jarrell, A Non-Wetting, Conductive Coating Replacement for Teflon (PTFE) in Surgical Applications, Surfaces in Biomaterials ‘94, Scottsdale, Arizona, September 1994.
  • JD Jarrell, Chemical Passivation of Stainless Steels Eliminated By Using ME-92 Chromium Composition Coating, Society for Biomaterials, 20th Annual Meeting in conjunction with the 26th Internationals Biomaterials Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts, April 1994
  • RJ Clifton, W Tong, JD Jarrell, Brown University, Dislocation Structures and the High Rate Deformation of Pure Metals, Greece Symposium, 1990.
  • INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS
  • JD Jarrell and Frank Bejbl, Medical Plastics and Biomaterials: Special Section, Understanding Wear and Friction in Medical-Grade Stainless Steels, Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry, Canon Communications, August 1999, pg 50-57.
  • JD Jarrell, Safe, Smooth, Stable Coating Alternative to Teflon, Job Shop Technology Magazine, Prospect, CT, April 1998.
  • JD Jarrell, Improper Cleaning of Stainless Steels can Cause Delayed Cracking, Job Shop Technology Magazine, Prospect, CT, November 1994.
  • JD Jarrell and Frank Bejbl, Versatile Coating for Stainless Steel, Medical Materials Update, BBC, Inc., Publication, Norwalk, CT, USA, Volume 1, Number 5, June 1994.
  • JD Jarrell, Chemical Passivation of Stainless Steels Eliminated By Using ME-92 Chromium Composition Coating, Job Shop Technology Magazine, July 1994.
  • JD Jarrell, Chemical Passivation of Stainless Steels Eliminated By Using ME-92 Chromium Composition Coating, Medical Equipment Designer Magazine, March 1994.
  • BOOKS
  • JD Jarrell, The Medical Device Designer’s Guide to Wear and Friction, ME-92 Operations, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, April 1995.
  • BULLETINS
  • JD Jarrell, Using Medical Grade Coating Technology to Address Nickel Sensitization, ME-92 Operations Bulletin Report, by Materials Science Associates, Providence, RI, May 6, 1994.
  • JD Jarrell, Improving the Wear, Galling and Frictional Characteristics of Medical Instruments with ME-92® Coating, ME-92 Operations, Internal Report by Materials Science Associates, Providence, RI, November 1993.
  • JD Jarrell, Use of ME-92 Coating to Reduce the Risk of Exposure to Bioreactive Nickel-Bearing Materials,” ME-92 Operations Bulletin Report, by Thielsch Engineering Inc., Cranston RI, April 22, 1993.

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