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Bennett (Ben) Ward, Ph.D.

Director of Project Outreach, Associate Professor

Engineering West Hall, Room 344, Richmond, VA, UNITED STATES

(804) 828-6371 bcward@vcu.edu

Polymer chemistry and engineering. Product and device design, with a knack for robust program development. Director of Capstone Design.

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Biography

Currently Associate Professor - Director of Project Outreach at the VCU School of Engineering. From 2001 to 2013 was Vice President, R&D at Essentra Porous Technologies, Colonial Heights, VA. From 2000 to 2001 was Director, Drug Discovery and Project Management, Nobex Corp., Durham, NC. From 1981 to 2000 held a number of technical and management positions at Hoechst Celanese.

Industry Expertise

  • Education/Learning
  • Program Development
  • Research
  • Chemicals
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices
  • Plastics
  • Textiles/Leather Goods

Areas of Expertise

Capstone Senior Design ProgramInnovation design and development processesHigh Performance Polymers and FibersApplications of Materials and Surface ScienceFiltration and separationInvitro DiagnosticsB2B Product Development

Education

University of North Carolina

Ph.D., Organic / Inorganic Chemistry

1980

Duke University

B.S., Chemistry

1976

Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • American FIltration and Separations Society

Event Appearances

Advancements in Coalescing Filters for Transportation and Industrial Filtration, Novel Direct-Formed Filter Structures

American Filtration and Separations Society  Cincinatti, OH

2013-10-14

Reducing Complexity and Cost through Technology: Direct Formed 2- and 3-d Filter Structures for Use in Transportation and Industrial Filtration

American Filtration and Separations Society  Bloomington, MN

2013-05-07

Reducing Complexity and Cost through Technology: Direct Formed 2- and 3-d Filter Structures for Use in Transportation and Industrial Filtration

In Vitro Diagnostics Technology  Webcast

2012-10-22

Fluid Delivery and Absorption Components for Microfluidic and other Diagnostic

American Association for Clinical Chemistry Conference  Los Angeles, CA

2012-07-17

Direct Formed 2- and 3-d Filter Structures

American Filtration and Separations Society  Boca Raton, FL

2012-06-27

Patents

Multi-Layer, Fluid Transmissive Fiber Structures Containing Nanofibers and a Method of Manufacturing Such Structures

EP2398633B1

2014-05-07

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Assay Wick with Analyte Fluid Sufficiency Indicator

US9330580B2

2016-05-03

Bonded Fiber Matrix Containing Encapsulation Complex

US9155299B2

2015-05-09

Rapid Release and Anti-Drip Porous Reservoirs

US8334034 B2

2012-12-12

Neutral Displacement Wick

US8047453B2

2011-11-01

Neutral Displacement Wick

US7731102

2010-06-08

Polymeric FIber Rods for Separation Applications

US7291263

2007-11-07

Courses

ENGR 402-403

Capstone Design Seminar

ENGR 497

Vertically Integrated Projects - Engineering Critical Patient Care