Quality engineer, focused on manufacturing medical devices correctly the first time.
As of 3/30/15: Quality Assurance Engineer II at St. Jude Medical in Westford, Massachusetts. Freelancing Patent Illustrator on the side.
Since 2008, I used to use this site to host my research-related projects. I left Feel free to browse around for biomedical engineering
projects and publications I've pushed out in the past.
Primary Role (2013-): Quality engineer, focused on ensuring medical devices are correctly manufactured the first time. Holder of Certified Quality Engineer and Six Sigma Green Belt training certificates (ASQ). Special strengths: code-based data mining, industrial statistics. Working on: making quick, hard, data-driven decisions.1 year in software quality, 2 years and counting in manufacturing quality, at 2 fast-paced medical device startups, and 1 global medical device company.
Secondary Role (2011-): Freelancing patent illustrator when not on mode #1, providing fast, accurate, and detailed patent illustrations for IP law firms (mainly utility, office action reworks, some design patents).
Former Role (2007-2012): Published research scientist in computational cardiovascular mechanics and heart surgery (UCSD, UCSF). First to show how the most common treatment for a leaky heart valve affects heart wall stress, which influences pathological backflow. Lead author of 1 journal publication, presenter at 2 international conferences.
Quality and Engineering skill set:
This is what I'm capable of, overlapping design control and process validation: BOK. I've completed Minitab's Quality Trainer course, and am looking to apply my statistical skill set. Additionally, I am knowledgeable in FDA/ISO regulations for medical devices. My engineering skills are largely in finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, CAD (CSWA - Certified SolidWorks Associate), and applied mathematics. Off the computer, I can design electrical, mechanical, biomedical, and chemical experiments.
Vincent Martin Wong
Research Journal and Conference Publications:
For kicks: this is how I work, and get called an "efficiency addict" by friends and peers. Outdated as of 11/20/14.