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Department of Biomedical Engineering

Jaffe, Michael

Contact Info
Title: Professor
Email: michael.jaffe@njit.edu
Office: CHEN Building Room 202
Phone: 973-596-6497
Dept: Biomedical Engineering
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About Dr. Jaffe

Professor Jaffe is a research professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Director of the Medical Device Concept Laboratory. Previously, he was a Research Fellow at the Hoechst Celanese Corporation, which he joined upon completion of his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1967. His work has focused on understanding the structure-property relationships of polymers and related materials, the application of biological paradigms to materials design and the translation of new technology to commercial reality. He is a past chairman of the U.S. Policy Committee for IUPAC, a member of the ACS Committee on Science and an editor of the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics.  He is a past member of the National Materials Advisory Board, is a past chairman of the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society and has served on panels of the NSF, DOD, DOE, NASA and NIST. He has authored more than 70 technical publications, ten book chapters and 15 patents. He is a fellow of IUPAC, AAAS, PMSE and NATAS and was the recipient of the 1995 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award presented by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey

Professional Highlights

 

  • Excellence in Research Lifetime Achievement Award on the New Jersey Institute of Technology Board of Overseers, 2013
  • Fellow of the American Chemical Society, 2012
  • Lead expert in BPT versus Renthal (p-aramid reinforced rubber grip), 2012
  • Lead expert testifying witness for Dupont in misappropriation of aramid (Kevlar) trade secret case – 2011
  • Recipient of the 1995, Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award Presented by the Research And Development Council of New Jersey
  • North American Thermal Analysis Society Lifetime Achievement Award – 2010, Fellow 1991
  • Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Divisions of the American Chemical Society Distinguished Service Award - 2010
  • National Associate of the National Research Council - 2008
  • IUPAC Fellow - 2006
  • Faculty member, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Department of Biomedical Engineering – 2000, Department of Chemistry – 2002, Materials Program, 2003, Rutgers University, Department of Chemistry, 1998 - 2000
  • Director, Medical Device Concept Laboratory – 1999
  • One of four Hoechst Celanese Research Fellows - 1991
  • Invented high modulus, low shrinkage polyester tire yarn
  • Led team that invented Vectra Liquid Crystalline Polyesters
  • Chairman of the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society - 1991
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science – 1993
  • Member of the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training – 1991– 2000
  • Member, American Chemical Society Committee on Science – 2001- 2009
  • Chair, Committee on Science subcommittee on Science Policy
  • Chairman – United States IUPAC Policy Committee – 2002 - 2005
  • Fiber society Editor, Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics – 2008 - 
  • Editor of Journal, “Polymers for Advanced Technologies” – 1989 - 2001
  • Member of the National Materials Advisory Board – 1996-2001

Education

Ph.D. Chemistry - Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute...............................1967

            Thesis Advisor:  B. Wunderlich

            Thesis Topic:  "The Solid State of Polyoxymethylene"

B. A. Chemistry - Cornell University.......................................................1963

 

Professional Experience

·         2002 Research Professor, Chemistry Department, Materials Science Program, New Jersey Institute of Technology

·         1999 Research Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology

·         1998 New Jersey Center for Biomaterials and Medical Devices, Chemistry Department, Rutgers University

·         1967 - 1998 - HOECHST CELANESE CORPORATION

·         1991- 1998: Research Fellow

·         1997 – 1998 Team Leader, High Performance LCP Extrudates

·         1995-97 Member, Ventures, Alliances and Acquisitions Group

·         1982-1989:  Senior Research Associate, Celanese Research Company, Process-Structure-Property Relationships of Materials

·         1981-1982:  Research Manager, Celanese Research Company, Liquid Crystalline Polymers

·   1980-1981:  Group Leader, Celanese Research Company

·   1967-1978:   Research Chemist, Sr. Research Chemist, Research Associate, Group Leader, Celanese Research Company, Exploratory Polymer Structures, Fiber Physics. Polymer Physics.

 

Professional Activities/Organizations

Awards:

·         NATAS Lifetime Achievement Award - 2010

·         PMSE Distinguished Service Award – 2010

·         Elected IUPAC Fellow 2006

·         Elected PMSE Fellow 2001

·         Recipient of the 1995 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award Presented by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey

·         Elected AAAS Fellow in 1993

·         Elected NATAS Fellow in September 1991

 

 Editorial and Other Appointments:

·         Chairman of the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society – 1991

·         Associate Editor, Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, 2006 -

·         Chairman – American Chemical Society Committee on Science subcommittee on Science Policy – (2006 - )

·         Member, Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society – 1991-2000

·         National Associate of the National research council - 2008

·         Chair -  American IUPAC Policy Committee (2002 - 2005)

·         Member – NASA Materials and Microgravity Working Group (1999-  )

·         Member -         National Materials Advisory Board (1991- 2000)

o Globalization of Materials R&D Committee (2004 - 2006)

o Defense after Next Committee (1999- 2003 )

o Liquid crystal Polymer Committee (1987-1988)

o  Performance Fiber Committee (1989-1990)

o Hierarchical Structures in Biology as Paradigms for New Material Development Committee (1995-1996)

·         American Chemical Society

o Member – Budget and finance committee (2007 - )

o Member - Committee on Professional Training (1991-2000)

o Member – Committee on Science (2001 - 2010), Chair, subcommittee on Science Policy (2005-2009)

o Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering Division

§  Member of Executive Board (1984-Present)

§  Treasurer (1987-1988)

§  Vice Chairman (1989)

§  Chairman (1991)

§  Councilor (1998 -)

o Polymer Chemistry Division

§  Co-coordinator,  Industrial Liaison Committee

§  Member of Polymer Education Committee

·         American Editor -  John Wiley Publishing, of the  International Polymer Journal , Polymers for Advanced Technologies

·         Advisor to and Peer Group Panel Member of New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology (1988-1998)

·         Frequent invited speaker at international scientific and technological forums

·         Polytechnic University, Polymer Research Institute, Guest Faculty Member, Thermal Analysis of Fibers and Films

 


Research Interests

·         Process-Structure-Property Relationships of Polymers and Related Materials         

o  Fiber and Film Formation

·         Biomaterials 

o  Designed Material Performance through Process/Microstructure Control

o  Kinetics and Mechanisms of Phase Transitions

o  Biological Paradigms in Material Science

o  Thermal Analysis of Materials, Polymers, Fibers

·         Utilizing the Industry-University-Government Interface to Facilitate Technical    Development/Commercialization

·         Translation of New Technology to Commercial Success

o   Strategic Implications of Technology Development

 

Patents

   1.            U.S. Non-Provisional Patent Application in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on June 1, 2006, as Application Serial No. 11/445,027 entitled ESTERS OF ANHYDROSUGAR ALCOHOLS AS PLASTICIZERS, EAST, JAFFE et al.

 

   2.            U.S. Non-Provisional Patent Application in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on May 31, 2007, as Application Serial No. 11/809,035 entitled ETHERS OF BISANHYDROHEXITOLS, EAST, JAFFE et al.

 

   3.            U.S. Non-Provisional Patent Application in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on February 16,2006as Application Serial No. 11/355,936 entitled ULTRA VIOLET STABILIZERS FOR COSMETICS AND POLYMERIC MATERIALS, EAST, JAFFE et al. 

 

   4.            T. Arinzeh, M. Jaffe, and S. Shanmugasundaram, “Substrate Recognition by Differentiable, Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells”, U.S. Pat. Appl Publ. (2006)

   5.         H. L. Davis, M. Jaffe and M. Besso.  U.S. Patent #3,946,100, "Process for the Expeditious Formation and Structural Modifications of Polyester Fibers."

 

   6.         H. L. Davis, M. Jaffe, H. L. LaNieve and E. J. Powers.  U.S. Patent #4,101,525,

"Polyester Yarn of High Strength Possessing an Unusually Stable Internal Structure."

 

   7.         H. L. Davis, M. Jaffe, H. L. LaNieve and E. J. Powers.  U.S. Patent #4,195,052, "Production of Improved Polyester Filaments of High Strength Possessing and Unusually Stable Microstructure."

 

   8.         H. L. Davis, M. Jaffe and M. Besso.  U.S. Patent #4,195,161, "Improved Polyester Fiber."

 

   9.         M. Jaffe and Z. Ophir.  U.S. Patent #4,457,962, "Molded Articles Comprised of a Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymer with an Inherently Weak Weld Line Incorporated Within."

 

10.         D. Williams, L. Leung, F. Karasz, W. MacKnight, M. Jaffe.  U.S. Patent #4,973,629, "Compositions of Aromatic Polybenzimidazoles and Aromatic Polyimides."

 

11.         L. Leung, D. Williams, F. Karasz, M. Jaffe, W. MacKnight.  U.S. Patent #4,973,630,"Compositions of Aromatic Polybenzimidazoles and Aromatic Polyetherimides."

 

12.         D. Williams, L. Leung, F. Karasz, W. MacKnight, M. Jaffe.  U.S. Patent #4,973,629, "Compositions of Aromatic Polybenzimidazoles and Aromatic Polyimides."

 

13.         P. Chen, A. Forschirm, M. Glick, M. Jaffe.  U.S. Patent #5,070,144, "Reactive Compatibilization of Polyacetal and Polypropylene Blends."

 

14.         P. Chen, M. Glick, R. Vora, M. Jaffe.  U.S. Patent #5,137,985, "Miscible Blends of Polybenzimidazoles and Polyamide-Imides Having Fluorine-Containing Linking Groups and Process for Preparation of the Blends."

 

15.         P. Chen, M. Glick, M. Jaffe.  U.S. Patent #5,173,541, "Muconic Acid Grafted Polyolefin Compatibilizers."

 

16.         M. Jaffe, M. Borzo, E. Chenevey, E.W. Choe, M. Haider, S. Makhija.  U.S. Patent #5,256,760, "Condensate Copolymers with Sequenced Mer Structure."

17.    P. Chen, V. Sullivan, T. Dolce, M. Jaffe, U.S. Patent 5,182,334, “preparation of Compatible Liquid Crystalline Polymer Blends via Direct Esterification”

18.       J. Flint, M.  Jaffe, I.  Haider, J.  Dibiase, J. Cornetta, “Process for making high denier filaments of thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers and compositions thereof” U.S. Patent  5,945,216

 

19.       J. Flint, M.  Jaffe, I.  Haider, J.  Dibiase, J. Cornetta, « Process for direct on-bobbin heat treating of high denier filaments of thermotropic polyesters » U.S. Patent 6,129, 878

 

20.       J. Flint, M.  Jaffe, I.  Haider, J.  Dibiase, J. Cornetta,  “Process for making high denier filaments of thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers and compositions thereof” U. S. Patent 6,187,437 (RE37,526)

 

21.        J. East, M. Jaffe, Y. Zhang, Catalani, L. “Thermoset epoxy Polymers from Renewable Resources” U. S. Patent 7,619,056

 

22.        J. east, W. b. Hammond, G. Collins, R. N. DeMartino, Z. Ophir “Polyoxazzolidones derived from bisanhydrohexitols polyglycidyl ethers” allowed 2011, Applicaton US 2009-47024 20090521

23.         East, A., Jaffe, M., Hammond, W., Feng, X., “New polyester ethers derived from asymmetrical monomers based on bisanhydrohexitols”, PCT Int. Appl. (2011) W”O2011116275 A2 20110922

 

24.        East, A., Jaffe, M., Hammond, W., Feng, X., “New polyester ethers derived from asymmetrical monomers based on bisanhydrohexitols”, PCT Int. Appl. (2011) WO2011116270 A2 20110922

 

Grants and Funded Research

·         PI: Rodney Williamson, CoPI: M. Jaffe, USDA Grant – Applications of Isosorbide and related compounds in the polymer industry. $750K (NJIT), February 2007 – February 2009

·         PI: Treena Livingston Arinzeh, Co-investigators: Michael Jaffe, Louis Rizio, O. Richard Hughes. New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology – Stem Cell Grant. $300,000, January 2006-December 2008

·         PI: M. Jaffe, Osteotech, Inc. – Load bearing bone composites for bone fracture remediation. $60,000/yr, January 2007-January 2009

·         PI: M. Jaffe, Bioresorbable Therapeutics Inc.- Resorbable Stent. $175,000/yr, January 2008-January 2009

·         PI: M. Jaffe, United Soybean Board – Fibers from Soy Protein. $117,000 yr ($25/yr to Tufts University), July 2008 – July 2010