Advanced Platform Technology Center
Senior Engineering Manager
Brad Boggs provides core technical and administrative support of the concepts innovation division and is responsible for leading the technical evaluation team, which connects clinical needs with technical opportunities. Mr. Boggs oversees design reviews, enforces clinical design decisions and monitors progress of prototype manufacturing throughout all collaborating laboratories.
Jeremy Dunning began work with the APT Center in 2005. Mr. Dunning’s responsibilities include design and manufacture of flexible, polymer-based electrodes using microfabrication techniques, as well as testing and design of hardware used in the external control of implanted devices. He received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.
Matt Kuklis joined the APT Center in 2015. He is involved with providing team leadership for medical device development projects, interfacing with external customers to provide electrodes for associated research, assisting in generating project design control documentation including specifications, risk analysis, and drawings. He is also responsible for prototype design and development activities with novel medical devices as well as legacy electrode technologies primarily for neuromodulation applications, quality control, and technology transfer. He has a MSE from the University of Cincinnati and brings over 10 years of experience in biomechanics and orthopedic model-based research projects.
Joseph Lerchbacker joined the APT Center in 2016, after completing his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Lerchbacker has a background in 3D printing and advanced manufacturing. He creates computer models, prototypes, and experimental devices and equipment for a wide variety of APT Center projects. His work includes mechanical testing, data collection, 3D printing of novel materials, and design for manufacture.
John R. Schnellenberger received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN and the M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, in 1999 and 2005, respectively. He worked at Thomson Multimedia, Inc. from 2000-2001 and at Delphi Automotive Systems from 2002-2003. In 2005, he joined the Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. Mr. Schnellenberger’s current work includes circuit design and software development for various research projects including a hybrid neuroprosthesis walking system for assisting individuals with paraplegia. He is also involved with the development and application of wireless sensors for data collection and event detection.