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Robert Splinter

  • Product Development Manager
  • Valencell, Inc.
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Research interests

physiological sensing and medical device development


Robert Splinter has built his career as a scientist and technology manager in bio-medical engineering. Dr. Splinter has dedicated his work to resolve medical (clinical) and biological issues by investigating the development of novel diagnostic techniques and treatment methods using all the aspects of the broad field of applied physics. In his work he has had to rely on the fact that physics is generally non-linear and dynamic when applied to the 3-D anatomy and functionallity of living biological systems, which makes the research aspect all the more challenging and interesting. Due to the continuously increasing clinical demands for additional details as well as a higher degree of accuracy of diagnostic and therapeutic instrument performance he co-founded several companies in biomedical engineering and worked for several established medical device companies. In addition Dr. Splinter has worked in clinical settings, prototyping and validating devices using the full practical and theoretical knowledge of physics, biology and engineering. In an effort to share his experience he holds a position as Associate Professor (Adj.) at the Department of Physics and Optical Science of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Co-authors (60)

Recent publications

  • Computer simulated light distributions in myocardial tissues at the Nd-YAG wavelength of 1064 nm

    • Splinter R
    • Svenson R
    • Littmann L
    • et al.
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  • Determination of optical properties in-situ from radial backscattering profile using a CCD camera

    • Splinter R
    • Svenson R
    • Littmann L
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Product Development Manager

Valencell, Inc.

July 2011 - Present

Science Officer

Splinter Consultants

October 2009 - Present

Adjunct Associate Professor


January 1992 - Present

Sr. Scientist and Project Manager Technology Development

Spectranetics Corp

January 2007 - September 2009(3 years)


Project Management Professional; PMP

PMI - Project Management Institute (USA)

January 2010

Ph.D.; Applied Physics, biomedical

VU University of Amsterdam

August 1989 - January 1994(4 years)

MSc. Engineering Physics (Ir.)

Eindhoven University of Technology; TU/e

August 1981 - August 1987(6 years)