Maitland appointed TEES assistant agency director for commercialization

Maitland _d ._webDr. Duncan J. Maitland has been appointed assistant agency director for commercialization for the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of Texas A&M Engineering announced recently.

“Dr. Maitland has a broad background as a successful faculty member and experience in developing and commercializing biomedical devices,” said Banks. “His service in this capacity for TEES will enhance our commercialization efforts by helping our researchers identify promising technologies and pursue their commercialization, which ultimately, contributes to economic development for the State of Texas.”

Maitland currently serves as an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and is also the director of graduate programs for the department.

His research focuses on novel treatments of cardiovascular disease with a focus on strokes. Maitland’s research projects include endovascular interventional devices, microactuators, optical therapeutic devices and basic device-body interactions/physics including computational and experimental techniques.

Maitland also is the group leader of the Biomedical Device Laboratory (biomeddevice.tamu.edu) that develops a number of interventional devices including those based on shape memory polymer (SMP).  SMPs have attracted increased attention from the scientific community for numerous applications, ranging from aerospace applications to the biomedical industry.