Applied Research Specialist
BenjaminLegum, Assistance Professor
Assistant Professor Benjamin Legum provides technological consultation and mentorship to students at all levels, including two-year, four-year and graduate students. His nanomanufacturing course gives practical experiences and prepares students for the emersion semester at Penn State which is practical, hands-on training.
His initial technical training was received as an Information Systems Technician in the U.S. Navy from 1995-2000. Directly out of the military, he attended Philadelphia Community College. While there, he participated in a Biomedical Technician Certification Program, which included academic practicums and an industry internship. He transferred to Drexel University in 2003 for a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Master of Science in Materials Engineering. He is finishing his dissertation in Materials Engineering through Drexel University.
Legum has worked as a process and manufacturing engineer within a leading spinal implant company. He ensured safety and scale-up product development in accordance with FDA regulations.
Legum acts as a liaison between local industries and Clarion University through conducting and coordinating applied research projects, internships and providing industrial consultation services.
Since the inception of CARIPD, he has:
- Worked with five companies to develop intellectual property and/or refine scale-up manufacturing processes
- Supervised 15 internships
- Authored more than seven successful academic-industry related grants to supplement applied research efforts for industry partners