Location: Phoenix, AZ United States
Company: InnovaQuartz LLC
Number of times previously entering contest: 3
Favorite design and analysis tools: SolidWorks, pencil and paper, whiteboard
Hobbies and activities: solar power, electric vehicles, analytical chem
Online communities: Linkedin, ACS Network, Facebook, ResearchGate
Inspired by: Problems are bread and butter to inventors: without them we have little or nothing to do. Finding problems is facilitated by discussions with prominent surgeons, often with a bit of social lubricant, and by viewing surgeries live. Problems that the doctors themselves may not recognize or believed insurmountable are exposed for study..