Ken Gall: Translation of Basic Materials Research into Orthopedic Medicine
Ken Gall, professor and chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, talks about developing advanced materials for biomedical applications, including soft tissue reconstruction with shape memory polymers, joint fusion with shape memory alloys, bunion repair with 3D-printed titanium, spinal fusion with surface porous poly-ether-ether-keytone (PEEK) and soft tissue replacement with poly-carbonate-urethane (PCU).
About Ken Gall
Ken Gall became chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University on July 1, 2015. He is an interdisciplinary scientist and the founder of a biomedical device company that commercializes advances he has developed in his laboratory. Previously, he was a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.