Mr. Molchansky specializes in wear and mechanical testing of medical devices and consumer products. He has worked extensively to develop testing protocols and test systems for clients and is experienced in non-standard testing that requires custom sample preparation and interfacing. Mr. Molchansky utilizes a strong background in SolidWorks and 3D printing to rapidly prototype testing solutions, before making final, high quality components in the machine shop. Within the laboratory, he has experience using MTS mechanical load frames and pin-on-disk testers, among other pieces of equipment.
Prior to joining Exponent, earned an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University. During his time at Drexel, he designed a device to measure the range of motion and torque required to produce passive rotation in the shoulder joint of competitive swimmers. Concurrently with his studies, Mr. Molchansky worked at Integra LifeSciences in the product development team. Here he gained experience in the product lifecycle and led the initiative in developing a novel ELISA for detecting growth proteins within collagen matrices. He has also spent several years studying breast and pancreatic cancers in mouse models, allowing him to become proficient in several in-vitro characterization techniques such as PCR, Western Blot, IHC, IHF, and ELISA.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, 2018
- B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, 2018
Isabelle Mercier, Donna M Gonzales, Kevin Quann, Timothy G Pestell, Alexander Molchansky, et al. “CAPER, a novel regulator of human breast cancer progression” Landes Bioscience, Volume 13, Issue 8, February 17, 2014.
Isabelle Mercier, Jeanette Camacho, Kanani Titchen, Donna M. Gonzales, Kevin Quann,Kelly G. Bryant, Alexander Molchansky, et al. “Caveolin-1 and Accelerated Host Aging in the Breast Tumor Microenvironment: Chemoprevention with Rapamycin, an mTOR Inhibitor and Anti-Aging Drug,” The American Journal of Pathology, Volume 181, Issue 1, July 1, 2012.
Remedios Castello-Cros, Diana Whitaker-Menezes, Alexander Molchansky, et al. “Scleroderma-like properties of skin from caveolin-1-deficient mice: Implications for new treatment strategies in patients with fibrosis and systemic sclerosis,” Landes Bioscience, Volume 10, Issue 13, July 1, 2011.
Remedios Castello-Cros, Gloria Bonnuccelli, Alexander Molchansky, et al. “Matrix remodeling stimulates stromal autophagy, “fueling” cancer cell mitochondrial metabolism and metastasis,” Landes Bioscience, Volume 10, Issue 12, June 15, 2011.
Basgul C, Molchansky A, MacDonald DW, Siskey R, Kurtz SM. Structural Fatigue Performance of 3D Printed PEEK Lumbar Spinal Cages via Fused Filament Fabrication. Poster presentation, ASTM Symposium on Structural Integrity of Additive Manufactured Parts, Washington, DC, 2018.