Mr. Demma’s area of practice involves the investigation and reconstruction of accidents resulting in traumatic injury. He holds a B.S. in Bioengineering and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While qualifying for these degrees, Mr. Demma developed computational models for human physiology, designed 3D printed engineered tissues, and completed a capstone project prototyping a surgical device for a physician at the Carle Foundation Hospital’s Heart Vascular Institute.
As an Associate Scientist for Explico Engineering Company, Mr. Demma conducts inspections, reviews cutting edge scientific literature, and analyzes incident-related documents or pictures in order to conduct accurate accident reconstruction simulations and precise biomechanical analyses.
Prior to joining Explico Engineering Company, Mr. Demma conduced research on synthetic tissue drug testing platforms at the University of Pennsylvania, studied biofabrication strategies and CRISPR gene editing at the University of Illinois, and taught a cell and tissue engineering laboratory.
At the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Demma gained research experience with reverse finite element analysis and the replication of peer-reviewed literature in the BIOLines Laboratory. He further developed a platform which forms an analog to lung tissue that pharmaceutical companies could potentially use in prescreening drugs for lung fibrosis. At the University of Illinois, he researched cutting-edge forms of biofabrication and gene editing. He worked specifically with 3D printing biomaterials and the production of genetically engineered synthetic muscle tissue. Mr. Demma built on his technical and investigative research skills throughout his studies and internships to prepare for a career in problem solving.