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James Semler, PhDTechnology Manager, Research & DevelopmentBD Medical

James (Jim) Semler is a Senior Technology Manager within Core Technologies of BD's Medication Delivery Solutions business unit. He joined BD in 2015 as a Staff Materials Scientist and holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering with extensive experience in the development of polymeric materials for coating and elastomer applications. At BD, Jim leads a team of material scientists focused on providing new product development teams with early stage material guidance as well as developing next generation polymeric materials. Additionally, he co-leads the business unit materials risk mitigation initiative and was a 2015 recipient of a MPS President's Award for Excellence. Prior to joining BD, Jim worked for Lexmark developing polymeric mechatronic components and materials computational models for laser printer applications. Jim has over 15 years of material development and selection experience. He holds 4 patents, has published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals, and is a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.