Eric Mott began working at the lab in the fall of 2008. He largely contributed to the success of the PDT project during his undergraduate time. With a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ('11) along with a Master of Engineering and Management ('12), he served as a part-time research assistant managing the lab's Bone Tissue Engineering work, namely, the fabrication of bioresorbable poly(propylene-fumarate) PPF scaffolds via additive manufacturing. His work on this led to a major break through surrounding dye-initiator packages for polymer resins, which led to a large reduction in labor needed to create high resolution parts from PPF. A patent application has been submitted regarding this finding.
Martha O. Wang, Charlotte E. Vorwald, Maureen L. Dreher, Eric J. Mott, Ming-Huei Cheng, Ali Cinar, Hamidreza Mehdizadeh, Sami Somo, David Dean, Eric M. Brey, and John P. Fisher. (2014). Evaluating 3D-Printed Biomaterials as Scaffolds for Vascularized Bone Tissue Engineering. Advanced Materials, 27(1), 138-144.
Belle V, Anka A, Cross N, Thompson Paul, Mott E, Sharmaa R, Gray K, Zhang R, Xu Y, Sun J, Flask CA, Oleinick NL, Dean D: Dynamic Contrast Enhanced-Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DCEMRI) of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Outcome and Associated Changes in the Blood-Brain Barrier Following Pc 4-PDT of Glioma in an Athymic Nude Rat Model. SPIE, Proceedings Photonics West 2012, 8207(82074T):1-9, 2012.
Ali Anka ; Paul Thompson; Eric Mott; Rahul Sharma; Ruozhen Zhang, et al. Dynamic contrast enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) for the assessment of Pc 4-sensitized photodynamic therapy of a U87-derived glioma model in the athymic nude rat", Proc. SPIE 7548, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VI, 75483X (March 02, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.842232;