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Paul J Fearis

Fearis

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Paul Fearis joined Duke after 28 years in the medical device design consulting industry with PDD, Sagentia and latterly his own consultancy Clinvue.

Originally trained in Industrial Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art and in Mechanical Design at Cranfield Institute of Technology in the United Kingdom, Paul helped to define and bring to market a broad range of medical devices for both multinational corporations and startups in the United States and around the world.

Paul specializes in human-centric product design with particular emphasis on front-end innovation and product specification processes, including ethnographic observational research and the identification of unmet, underserved and unarticulated clinical/stakeholder needs.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

  • Email Address: paul.fearis@duke.edu

Education

  • M.A. Royal College of Art (United Kingdom), 1990

Research Interests

Innovation & product development processes, design for manufacture

Courses Taught

  • BME 590L: Special Topics with Lab
  • BME 790: Advanced Topics for Graduate Students in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 790L: Advanced Topics with the Lab for Graduate Students in Biomedical Engineering
  • CULANTH 590: Selected Topics
  • EGRMGMT 590: Advanced Topics in Engineering Management
  • EGRMGMT 590L: Advanced Topics in Engineering Management (with Lab)
  • I&E 393: Research Independent Study in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • I&E 720: Design in Healthcare 1
  • I&E 721: Design in Healthcare 2
  • I&E 722: Design in Healthcare Deploy
  • I&E 790: Special Topics
  • I&E 790L: Special Topics
  • MENG 550: Master of Engineering Internship/Project
  • MENG 551: Master of Engineering Internship/Project Assessment
  • STRATEGY 898: Special Topics

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