Jillian joined Fluid Biomed after many years in industry moving ideas from the concept stage to full-scale manufacturing, including FDA Class III medical devices such as stent grafts and heart valves. After completing a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, she worked in heavy industry focusing on solving material, testing, and processing problems.
Jillian then completed a Masters in Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York state with a focus on tissue-implant interactions. She also worked with Albany Medical Centre conducting preclinical studies including combination drug-device implants. Jillian is an ASQ-certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and brings a design for manufacturing mindset to development projects.
As a registered Professional Engineer, she is an active volunteer with the provincial engineering association, holding branch executive and committee positions and is a frequent STEM career path speaker to local student groups.