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Brunner receives the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BME) alumni, Glenn D. Brunner (MS, ’90), received the College of Engineering, Excellence in Engineering & Architecture Distinguished Alumni Award presented by Richard T. Hart. PhD, Edgar C. Hendrickson Designated Professor and Department Chair, BME. Award winners were honored November 17, 2017, in Downtown Columbus at the Ivory Room. “Dr. Cynthia Robert’s coordination and advice was a critical influence on my decision to begin graduate work at OSU in 1988,” said Brunner during his acceptance speech at the 20th Annual Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner. Dr. Cynthia Roberts (PhD ’89, biomedical engineering) currently holds the Martha G. and Milton Staub Chair for Research in Ophthalmology in Ohio State’s College of Medicine with a cross appointment in biomedical engineering as full professor. 

Brunner is president of Wiseology LLC, a medical product development consultancy founded to provide ongoing management and technical services for medical technology clients with urology, gastroenterology, neonatal and respiratory products.

Prior to its acquisition by Liberator Medical (now C.R. Bard/Becton Dickinson), Brunner served as president of Opticon Medical, a urological device development start-up, where he led operations, regulatory affairs and product development functions. In his current roles, he leads the product development and regulatory affairs/quality assurance functions for N8 Medical LLC, and is vice president for operations for PercuVision LLC.

Previously, he held several R&D positions with Medex, Inc. (now Smiths Medical) and served as its director of global technology with worldwide responsibility for product development in patient monitoring, fluid delivery, drug infusion and cardiovascular products, and intellectual property management. He has been granted eight U.S. patents, with additional pending and international patents. Earlier in his career, Brunner was a research fellow at Ohio State and a design engineer for Telesis Controls Corporation.

Brunner earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering (’88) from the University of Dayton and master’s in BME (’90) from Ohio State, where he now serves on the Department of Biomedical Engineering External Advisory Board.