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Kenneth Alfano

Kenneth Alfano

Kenneth Alfano serves on the faculty of the University of Michigan College of Engineering (as a Lecturer IV), prior to which he worked for the College as a staff Research Engineer on interdisciplinary projects involving integrated microsystems for biochemical analysis. His teaching content spans engineering design, technical communication, and regulatory science – having served in multiple departments/programs in the College. He also conducts workshops, serves on committees, and is a founding faculty member on an initiative establishing a new interdisciplinary graduate program in Regulatory Science.

Kenneth is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Michigan, with an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a B.S.E. in Industrial & Operations Engineering. He has published and presented on the topics of microfluidic genotyping and red blood cell fragility analysis – holding patents for the latter. Additionally, he has degrees in economics (M.A.) and law (J.D.), and is also a licensed attorney in Michigan with knowledge in intellectual property and regulatory areas of law and publications on digital copyright and gene patenting.

Kenneth is a founder of Blaze, and a co-inventor of its core technologies.