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Robert C Eberhart

[Eberhart, Robert C]

Last Updated: January 16, 2014
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Professional Preparation

Professional Preparation

    • 1958 A.B. in Applied Mechanics, Harvard
    • 1960 M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
    • 1965 Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

Research and Expertise

Research and Expertise

  • Artificial organs
    design and evaluation of adult and pediatric bioresorbable intravascular stents with drug delivery capabilities; finite element analysis of metal and polymer stent structures during navigation, expansion, recoil; design and evaluation of blood oxygenators with enhanced membrane properties 
  • Biomaterials
    bioresorbable polymers with drug delivery capabilities, derivatized polymers with high albumin affinity, plasma polymerization with ligands for adhesion peptides and other biologicals
  • Biomaterials evaluation
    in vivo evaluation of thrombotic and inflammatory tendencies of medical devices; in vitro evaluation by various surface analysis techniques; biomechanical properties of human tissues, esp. those in need of repair/reconstruction  
  • Fluid mechanics
    heat and mass transfer analytical methods applied to medical device development

Publications


      2010
      • Journal Article
        Gilchrist, A. G.; Eberhart, P. Z. Do biomechanical properties of anterior vaginal wall prolapse tissue predict outcome of surgical repair?. Journal of Urology 2010, in press.
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      2009
      • Journal Article
        Rahimi, M. Y.; Cheng, E. M.; Eberhart, K. N. Formulation and characterization of a covalently coated magnetic nanogel. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2009, 9, 1-7.
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      • Journal Article
        Welch, R. E.; Chuong, C. The influence of thermal treatment on the mechanical characteristics of a PLLA coiled stent. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research (B) Applied Biomaterials 2009.
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      • Journal Article
        Zimmern, R. E.; Bhatt, A. Methodology for biomechanical testing of fresh anterior wall vaginakl samples from postmenopausal women undergoing cycstocele repair. Neurology and Urodynamics 2009, 28, 325-329.
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      2008
      • Journal Article
        Welch, R. E.; Chuong, C. Characteristics of the expansive deformation of a bioresorbable polymer fiber stent. Annals af Biomedical Engineering 2008, 36, 742-751.
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      • Journal Article
        Greilich, C. B.; Rinder, M. J.; Eberhart, C. W.; Smith, B. Monocyte activation in on-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia 2008, 22, 361-368.
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      • Journal Article
        Chapman, D. B.; Eberhart, R. T.; Chuong, C. Plasma polymer thin film deposition to regulate gas permeability through nanoporous track-etched membranes. Journal of Membrane Science 2008, 318, 137-144.
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      2007
      • Journal Article
        Eberhart, C. S. Materials for neural engineering. Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition 2007, 18 (8), 941-942.
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      • Journal Article
        Zeltser, R. B.; Fernandez, L. B.; Eberhart, J. C. Single trocar laparoscopic nephrectomy using magnetic anchoring and guidance system in the porcine model. Journal of Urology 2007, 178, 288-291.
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      • Journal Article
        Park, R. B.; Eberhart, L. B.; Fernandez, J. C. Trocar-less instrumentation for laparoscopy: Magnetic positioning of intra-abdominal camera and retractor. Annals of Surgery 2007, 245 (3), 379-384.
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      • Journal Article
        Jiang, S. S.; Eberhart, L. T. Phagocyte responses to degradable polymers. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research (A) 2007, 82(A), 492-497.
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      2006
      • Journal Article
        Su, R. E. Expandable biodegradable polymeric stents for combined mechanical support and pharmacological or radiation therapy. US Patent Office 2006 (7,128,755).
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      • Journal Article
        Zilberman, R. E. Drug-eluting bioresorbable stents for various applications. Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering 2006, 8, 153-180.
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      2005
      • Journal Article
        Su, T. P. T.; Meidell, R. E. Curcumin impregnation improves the mechanical properties and reduces the inflammatory response associated with poly(L-lactic acid) fiber. Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition 2005, 16, 353-370.
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      • Journal Article
        Zilberman, K. N.; Eberhart, R. Mechanical properties and in vitro degradation of bioresorbable stents. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research (B) 2005, 74(B), 792-799.
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      • Journal Article
        Shen, V. D.; Eberhart, R. Haptic herniorrhaphy simulation wioth robust and fast collision detection algorithm. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2005, 11, 458-464.
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      • Journal Article
        Cai, X. P.; Nelson, R. E.; Smith, G. Permeable guidance channels containing microfilament scaffolds enhance axon growth and maturation. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research (A) 2005, 75(A), 374-386.
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      2004
      • Journal Article
        Nguyen, N. S.; Shukla, S. S.; Eberhart, L. T. Molecular responses of cultured vascular smooth muscle cells and phagocytes to curcumin-eluting bioresorbable stent materials. Biomaterials 2004, 25, 5333-5346.
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      • Journal Article
        Zilberman, N. S.; Eberhart, R. Protein-loaded bioresorbable fibers and expandable stents: Mechanical properties and protein release. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research (A) 2004, 69(A), 513-524.
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      2003
      • Journal Article
        R.C. Eberhart, S-H. Su, K.T. Nguyen, M. Zilberman, L. Tang, K.D.Nelson and P. Frenkel, "Bioresorbable Polymeric Stents: Current Status and Future Promise," Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Ed. 14, pp:299-312, 2003.
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      • Journal Article
        S. Su, R. Chao, C.R. Landau, K.D. Nelson, R.B. Timmons, R.B. Meidell and R.C. Eberhart, "An Expandable, Bioresorbable Endovascular Stent: I. Fabrication and Properties," Annals of Biomechanical Engineering, Vol. 31, pp. 667-677, 2003.
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      • Journal Article
        K.T. Nguyen, S-H. Su, A. Sheng, D. Wawro, DN.D. Schwade, C.F. Brouse, P.E. Greilich, L. Tang and R.C. Eberhart, "In Vitro Hemocompatibility Studies of Drug-Loaded Poly (L-lactic acid) Fibers," Biomaterials, Vol. 24, pp. 519-531, 2003.
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      2001
      • Journal Article
        M. Zilberman, N.D. Schwade, R.S. Meidell and R.C. Eberhart, "Structured Drug-loaded Bioresorbable Films for Support Structures," Journal of Biomaterials, Polymer Ed. 12, pp. 875-892, 2001.
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      1993
      • Journal Article
        Nelson, K.D., Huo, H.H., Kulik, E.A., Sevastianov, V.I., Constantinescu, A. and Eberhart, R.C.: Analysis of albumin deposits on hydroxylated siloxane films: Implications for surface treatment of medical devices. Trans Am Soc Artif Intern Organs 38: M310-
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      • Journal Article
        Nelson, K.D., Tsai, C.C., Kulik, E.A., Sevastianov, V.I., and Eberhart, R.C.: Analysis of hydroxylated siloxane films for medical devices. Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Houston, TX, Feburary, 1993.
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      1991
      • Journal Article
        Eberhart,R.C., Huo, H.H. and Nelson, K.D.: Cardiovascular materials. MRS Bull 16(9):50-54, 1991.
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      1990
      • Journal Article
        Tsai, C.C., Nelson, K.D., and Eberhart, R.C.: Method to reduce complement activation by silicone rubber. Extracorp. Life Support Organization, Ann Arbor, November 1990.
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      1985
      • Journal Article
        Munro, M.; Quattrone, S. E.; Eberhart, R. Alkyl substituted polymers having enhanced albumin affinity. US Patent Office 1985 (4,530,974).
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      2002
      • Conference Paper
        B.H. Dennis, R.C. Eberhart, G.S. Dulikravich and S.W. Radons, "Finite Element Simulation of Cooling of Realistic 3-D Human Head and Neck," ASME IMECE, New Orleans, November 2002.
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      1993
      • Conference Paper
        Nelson, K.D., Tsai, C.C., Kulik, E.A., Sevastianov, V.I., and Eberhart, R.C.: Analysis of albumin deposits on hydroxylated siloxane films: Implications for surface treatment of medical devices. 39th Annual Meeting ASAIO, New Orleans, LA, April 29 - May 1
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      1990
      • Conference Paper
        Nelson, K.D., Tsai, C.C., Huo, H.H. and Eberhart, R.C.: An improved method to enhance the biocompatibility of silicone rubber; Hydroxylation by hydroboration. Proc 9th South Biomed Eng Conf, Pergamon Press, 1990.
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      • Conference Paper
        Huo, H.H., Tsai, C.C., Nelson, K.D., and Eberhart, R.C.: PEO-modified vinylmethyl-siloxane as a biomaterial coating. Proc 9th South Biomed Eng Conf, Pergamon Press, 1990.
        {Conference Paper }

Courses

      • BE 5361-001 Biomaterials and Blood Compatibility
        Principles of polymer engineering and medical device fabrication.  Blood and tissue responses to ex vivo and in vivo medical devices.  The course brings experimental and clinical knowledge to bear on biomaterials and device design. 
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2009 Download Syllabus

Other Service Activities

Other Service Activities

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    • Dec  Robert C. Eberhart, Ph.D.

      Consultant to the medical device industry (1972-present)

      President, Texas Stent Technologies, Inc. (2005-present)

      Member, Scientific Advisory Boards of various medical device companies (1993-present)

      Member, various committees of professional industrial organizations, including: Medical Device Manufacturers Association, Biomaterials Availability Coalition, Health Industry Manufacturers Association, (1992-1999)

      Member, Board of Directors, Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (sold to St. Jude Medical, Inc., 2005)

      Member, various NIH Proposal Review Committees and Study Sections (1983-present)

      Chairman, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biomaterials External Review Committee, Foundation for Science and Technology of Portugal (advised government re development of new research resources, 2000-2003).

      Various leadership positions in professional societies, including:  President, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (1995); Vice President (public policy), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (1996)

      Chariman, Biomedical Engineering Joint Graduate Program, UT Southwestern and UT Arlington (both campuses,1983-2000)

      Various editorial boards, including: Critical Care Medicine (founding member), Virtual Reality in Medicine, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, J. Biomechanical Engineering, J. Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition, J. Biomedical Materials Research B: Applied Biomaterials (1975-present)  

      Member, various professional engineering societies, including: American Society of Mechanical Engineering (Fellow), Biomedical Engineering Society (Inaugural Fellow), Biomaterials Society, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (Founding Fellow), IEEE-Engineering in Medicine and Biology (1968-present)