Dr. Vermilyea has 31 years of experience in analysis, design, manufacturing and testing of several generations of GE products. His early career involved superconducting magnet development for MRI systems, and he pioneered new techniques for active and passive magnet shimming as well as novel design techniques for coils, mechanical supports and cryogenic systems. He then worked on x-ray source development for 14 years, including rolling element and hydrodynamic high-vacuum, high-speed bearings, cooling systems, and multi-disciplinary optimization of multi-spot source design for next-generation CT systems. His recent work has focused on manufacturing of composite materials for subsea drilling risers, wind turbine blades and aircraft engine components.
Dr. Vermilyea earned his BS, MS and PhD, all in Mechanical Engineering, from Cornell (1979), Stanford (1980) and Rensselaer (1990) respectively. He is the holder of 43 US Patents and author of 22 publications.