Dr. Jacques Zaneveld is a professional scientist and entrepreneur. Half of his early life was spent on a boat in the South Pacific, while the other half was spent in Corvallis, Oregon. Traveling the world instilled him with a sense of wonder and curiosity fuels his work to this day. Trained as a scientist, Dr. Zaneveld has published numerous scientific papers, and obtained funding for his work from the National Eye Institute, National Library of Medicine, the CIBR center and the National Science Foundation. Originally, 3D printing was a hobby, but he quickly realized its potential to revolutionize medicine and science. Jacques founded Lazarus 3D to help scientists and clinicians by providing them with 3D printing tools and techniques.
Dr. Smriti Agrawal Zaneveld is the Director of Research who joined Lazarus 3D in 2018. Prior to joining Lazarus 3D, Dr. Smriti Agrawal Zaneveld completed her Ph.D. at Baylor College of Medicine where her research focused on identifying the genetic causes of inherited eye diseases and developed novel therapeutic treatments for ocular disorders. She has a proven track record as a successful scientist with over a dozen scientific publications in the areas of human genetics and 3D printing and adds valuable depth to Lazarus 3D’s team. She has also mentored numerous trainees, presented at many international scientific/medical conferences, and has served as a reviewer for scientific peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Zaneveld is very passionate about development of innovative technologies in medicine using 3D printing that can improve patient care and surgery outcomes.
Megan Mendieta is a graduate of Arizona State University, where she studied Biomedical Engineering. There she participated in the Biomaterials Laboratory of Dr. Brent Vernon, conducting rheology of bio-gels used to clot wounds. She interned with Baylor College of Medicine during her junior year, learning the in's and out's of plastic surgery, in the role of a medical student. It was there that she found ways to apply her engineering education directly in the medical field, and began working on a Capstone project based upon her experiences. This included delving into aspects of 3D printing, segmentation and the human anatomy. Following working on this project, Megan did a small internship with Lazarus 3D and upon graduation, began working with the company as an Anatomy Engineer. Her position entails research, design, and manufacturing of the surgical rehearsal models.
Jack Heslin brings a unique combination of corporate, small business and entrepreneurial experience to Lazarus3D. Since entering the 3D Printing industry as an Enterprise Executive for MakerBot in 2013, Jack has worked with a variety of leading organizations including GE, Toyota, Northrop Grumman, The University of Maryland Engineering School and The Yale School of Architecture. Since joining Lazarus3D he has been instrumental in initiating and developing relationships with some of the best known medical device manufacturers including Olympus Corporation of America, KARL STORZ, Medtronic, Boston Scientific and Cooper Surgical. Jack has been a presenter and moderator for 3D Printing sessions at the MDM East, ADM Cleveland and MDM West conferences. He has a deep belief that Lazarus3D's unique capability in medical 3D Printing will substantially improve healthcare in the US through better physician education and training.
Juan Gallegos brings to Lazarus 3D his experiences in both startups and in manufacturing. After studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston, Juan set his eyes in the Subsea Oil and Gas industry where he worked on the assembly and production of subsea manifold and blow-out preventer valves. He then transferred into the Automotive Manufacturing industry where he worked at the forefront of electric vehicle and carbon fiber design, rapid prototyping, and manufacturing. Taking a pause from the automotive startup world, Juan joined Lazarus 3D to to make a lasting impact in the medical field. Juan has a passion for using bleeding edge technologies to push the boundaries of the tools available for medial training, as well as in his previous fields of experience. "We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard." -JFK
Alexander Woodruff-Hall brings experience as an engineer and project manager as well as experience running start ups. He has previous experience in 3D printing by volunteering in a 3D printing lab at Rice University. He has traveled to over 15 countries and that has lead him to the ultimate goal of having the most positive impact on the world that he can. That's what draws him to Lazarus, because the company is helping patients and helping doctors save lives. He holds a Bachelors degree in Physics and a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Baker University and the University of Kansas respectively. "Only those that attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible" - M.C. Escher
Farheen is a senior year student at the University of Texas at San Antonio majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Her major concentration in this field is in Biomechanics and minor concentration is Nanotechnology and Imaging. Farheen started 3D printing at University of Texas at San Antonio when researching Abdominal Aortic Aneursyms in the Vascular Biofluids and Biomechanics Laboratory under the advice of Dr. Ender Finol. She devoted her time in the laboratory to a feasibility study which involved 3D printing patient-specific abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) to assist surgeons in preparation for surgical intervention of AAA. Farheen decided to work at Lazarus 3D to expand her knowledge of 3D printing and modeling in the medical field. Throughout her time here, she has already completed many projects including 3D printing a silicone brain model, a kidney with tumors, and many other pieces of anatomy. She looks forward to working with this company and being able to revolutionize the medical field with 3D printing!
Dr. Adeoye is our principal mechanical engineer with a seven year track record of success. Dr. Adeoye received his PhD in mechanical engineering for his studies on the mechanical properties of carbon nano-fibers, which resulted in several published papers. Next, Dr. Adeoye joined the oil and gas sector where he worked on the design and production of novel downhole drilling systems. However, he longed to move into the medical sector where his work would improve patient treatment and develop novel medical devices. He was thrilled at the opportunity to work with Lazarus 3D's to improve medical training. "The best part of working with Lazarus 3D is that the models we make create real changes in patient treatment and outcomes. Leveraging our powerful technology we are fundamentally changing the way medicine is practiced." ~ Dr. Sam Adeoye.