Experience

Dr. Reed Ayers has over 25 years of experience in the areas of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering research. His expertise includes classic metallurgical Failure Analysis as well as specialty areas of ceramic and inter-metallic Biomaterials for bone engineering and the analysis of tissues as materials. He is on the forefront of metallurgical and Biomechanics/Bioengineering analysis. Dr. Ayers has worked in both the private sector and academia ranging from being a Senior Consultant to a University professor performing applied research. His research includes studies at the University of Colorado and Colorado State University;  in addition Dr. Ayers has been the Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at the UC Denver School of Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.
His research work has included industry funding for studies related to calcium phosphate materials; titanium alloys in spinal instrumentation; drug delivery systems with regard to bone; and porous metal implant materials.  Other government funded research projects  involving spine rods and reactive structural materials were conducted by Dr. Ayers.  He currently holds 3 patents and an additional U.S. application for patent. Dr. Ayers also has the capability and specialized equipment to perform very detailed technical analysis to determine causation of failure of a material.

Credentials

  • PhD, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, 1999
  • MSE, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, 1995
  • BSE, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, 1987
  • ASM-MPMD (Materials and Processes in Medical Devices)
  • International Bone and Mineral Research Society
  • Society for Biomaterials

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