Dr. Dillon’s expertise is in employing a multidisciplinary approach to the characterization and analysis of medical devices and their constituent materials. He is proficient in colloid characterization, crystal structure analysis, multiphysics finite element modeling, nanocrystal synthesis, electrochemistry, and morphological, optical, and electrical characterization techniques. He has also done work designing and operating microreactors for thin-film deposition, optimizing chemical synthesis yields, and developing techniques for nanocrystal surface modification. He routinely applies his extensive background in material characterization to evaluate bulk materials and coatings used in semiconductors and medical devices. He has leveraged his expertise in particle analysis for the characterization of nanocrystals and orthopedic wear debris using techniques like zeta-sizing, DLS, and electron microscopy. Additionally, he has applied his experience in multiphysics modeling to challenges such as evaluating medical device heating in MRI environments.
Dr. Dillon obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University where he developed electrophoretic deposition of semiconducting nanocrystals for scalable and sustainable manufacturing of photovoltaics. This work spanned from the synthesis and preparation of colloidal nanocrystals to reactor design and electrophoretic deposition of semiconducting thin-films to optoelectronic and morphological characterization of the resulting deposits. In addition, he collaborated with the Material Science and Engineering department to explore solution-processing methods for fabricating transparent conductors with colloidal 2D Ti3C2.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Drexel University, 2017
- B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2013
Drexel College of Engineering Carleone Award, 2015-2016
Koerner Family Award, 2014-2015
Undergraduate Research Award, 2012
Graduate Research Fellow, Drexel University, 2013-2018
Undergraduate Researcher, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2012-2013
Undergraduate Research Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2009