John D Jarrell, PhD, PE Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Materials Science Associates LLC
  • Phone: 401 667 0969
  • Cell: 401 290 8823
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Medical Devices and Biomedical Engineering

Specialty Focus: implants, hip, knee, joint replacement, spinal, stent, Nitinol, surgical, mesh, catheter, patch, stapler, asbestos, IVC, patent, orthopedic, biomaterial, stainless steel, friction, wear, metallosis, biomedical, biomechanical, corrosion, fracture, fatigue, FDA, risk analysis, 510K, warnings. labeling

Education: PhD, Medical Science, Biology, Engineering, Brown Unviersity; MSc, Materials Science & Engineering, Brown University; BSc, Materials Science & Engineering, Brown University

Years in Practice: 33

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 14

Additional Information

Dr. John D. Jarrell, PhD, PE, is an experienced multi-discipline biomedical engineer and doctor of medical science specializing in consultation and expert opinions related to product development, intellectual property, risk, failure analysis, legal cases, product liability, accidents and personal injuries. His expertise includes the analysis of complex systems, designs and failures involving materials, mechanical, medical systems and warnings. As a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer, he is actively involved in design, product development and research. He earned three degrees from Brown University, a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Materials Science and Engineering and a Doctorate in Biology, Medical Science and Engineering and received Medical training in histology, physiology, microbiology and pathology. He has an appointment in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and at the Weiss Center for Orthopaedic Trauma Research at Rhode Island Hospital. He has US and foreign patents covering photoactive materials, active delivery films and medical applications. He is the author of multiple peer reviewed publications and abstracts in collaboration with academic, hospital and government investigators and authored a guide book on materials selection for designers. He has been awarded contracts by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Rhode Island Hospital and the US Department of Justice. He is an ASTM member for standards Committees F04, Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices and E58 on Forensic Engineering. CERTIFICATIONS-Hazardous Waste, Laboratory Safety, Blood Borne Pathogens (Brown), Electrosurgery CE Module (Valleylab, Institute of Clinical Education) Electrosurgery; Best Practices for Electrosurgery (Pfiedler Enterprises, 4hr CE, 2016), Human Participant Protections Education for Research Teams (National Institutes of Health), CITI Course in The Protection of Human Research Subjects, NAMSA Training ISO 10993