Dr. Robert C. Dean, Jr.
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...Robert C. Dean, Jr., ScD, SM, BS
...Dr. Dean is the founder or cofounder of eight companies: Creare Inc. (contract R&D in the thermal/flow sciences), Hypertherm Inc. (technology leader and world's largest manufacturer of plasma-arc metal cutting equipment); Creare Innovations Inc. (xerography and motion control) now Spectra Inc. (four color, hot wax, drop-on-demand printers); Verax (production mammalian-cell culture systems); Synosys, now PerSeptive Biosystems, division of Perkin-Elmer (biotechnology instruments and process equipment); Synergy Research Corporation (motion-control and reprographics engineering); Synergy Innovations, Inc. and SIMBEX (biomedical-engineered products). He
holds ScD (1954), SM (1949) and BS (1948) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.Dr. Dean was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT from 1951-1956.He was Head of Advanced Engineering at Ingersoll-Rand Company from 1956-1960.In 1961, he became Associate Professor and later Professor of Engineering at Thayer School of Engineering (Dartmouth College); now he is Professor of Engineering (adjunct).He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (1977) and a Fellow of the ASME.
In 1996, the US Small Business
Administration awarded Dr. Dean one of the first "Tibbett's Pioneer Awards" in recognition of his
contributions to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.In 1996, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
awarded Dr. Dean
the 1996 ASME Gold Medal for his
technical accomplishments, inspiration to fellow engineers and many contributions to the engineering profession.In 1998, The New Hampshire Technology Council
awarded Dr. Dean
the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Dr. Dean is President of Synergy Innovations, Lebanon, New Hampshire, where he is innovating processes and products for working materials and for advanced materials fabrication, and high-density energy sources.He
holds 19 U.S. patents, with approximately ten patents pending, and many foreign patents.