Robert C. Dean

President at Synergy Innovations Inc

10 Water Street Suite 405, Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States
Synergy Innovations Inc
HQ Phone:
(603) 448-5454
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Last Updated 11/26/2014

General Information

Employment History

Mentor and Close Associate  - Simbex LLC

Teaching Positions  - Dartmouth Undying

Professor of Engineering  - Thayer School of Engineering

Head of Advanced Engineering  - Ingersoll-Rand Company


Ph.D.  - 

PhD  - MIT


Board Member  - Ramapo Training

Senior Policy Advisor  - Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated

Founder  - Hypertherm Inc

Professor Emeritus  - Dartmouth College

Professor Emeritus of Business Administration  - Ramapo College

Member  - National Academy of Sciences

Fellow  - ASME

Executive Board Member  - National Capital Alumni Chapter

Fellow  - American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Board Member  - Upper Valley Business and Education Partnership

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Welcome to the New Hampshire High Technology Council | 2011 EOY

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Robert C. Dean, Jr.Robert C. Dean, Jr.Dr. Dean is not only a world renowned fluids engineer with an impressive history of entrepreneurial successes, but he has a personal interest in prosthetics beyond the academic — as a transfemoral amputee for 60 years.Convinced that there must be solutions to the every-day annoyances that all lower-limb amputees experience, he has devoted much of his time and attention to solving them.Dr. Dean has been working on and testing the Active Contact System for almost a decade.A MIT graduate (ScD — 1954) and MIT assistant professor (1951-56), he is now Professor of Engineering (Adjunct) at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, a member of the National Academy of Engineering (1977) and a Fellow of ASME.He is President of Synergy Innovations, Inc., Lebanon, New Hampshire.He holds 18 U.S. patents.Dr. Dean received one of the first "Tibbett's Pioneer Awards" in recognition of his contributions to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.He was awarded the 1996 ASME Gold Medal for his many contributions to the engineering profession.In 1998, The New Hampshire High Technology Council awarded Dr. Dean the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.Dr. Dean is founder or co-founder 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; Synergy Innovations, Inc. and Simbex (biomedical engineered products).

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