Dr. Bill Calvo is a senior principal R&D engineer for a global filtration company located on Long Island. For five years, he has been responsible for the scientific development and the coordination of improved existing and new blood filter technologies to meet specific customer needs. His recent work includes the redesigning of existing filter technologies for apheresis devices thereby aiding customers with filter-assisted leukocyte removal assessments. Prior to that, he was a principal scientist for Multisorb Technologies in Buffalo, NY. Before that he held a post-doctoral appointment at the Toshiba Stroke Research Center at SUNY at Buffalo and was a research fellow at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. His industrial experience further includes five years at Eastman Kodak Company in both R&D and Process Engineering. During that time, he was involved in film emulsion manufacturing technology, pilot plant scale-up and moisture movement characterization for specific packaging applications. He has received numerous honors including Tau Beta Pi (Engineering), Omega Chi Epsilon (Chemical Engineering), and Sigma Xi (Research). He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Calvo holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering with honors from Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY), a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo.