Director, R&D Engineering
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Saylan Lukas is the Director of Design & Development Engineering at the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) and a research faculty member of Georgia Institute of Technology. Saylan has over 15 years of medical device design and development experience at large multi-national corporations and startup companies. Saylan has led project teams from initial feasibility through global commercialization in areas of patient specific craniomaxillofacial implants and instruments, transcatheter heart-valve stent grafts and delivery systems, cranial stabilization systems, cancer treatment devices, and laparoscopic instruments. Saylan has extensive experience in new technology development, computer aided design, 3D printing and prototype fabrication, design verification and validation testing, human factors and usability, risk analysis, manufacturing scale-up, sustaining engineering, and root cause analysis. He has developed and launched multiple products, achieved several successful 510(k) applications, has been awarded multiple patents and published several technical papers in peer-reviewed journals. Saylan earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, IN) and a Master’s in Business Administration from Butler University (Indianapolis, IN).