Ewa Herbst, Ph.D.
Dr. Herbst is the president, CEO, and founder of h2med LLC. She received her MS and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology in Goteborg, Sweden. Her research, as well as her R&D experience, includes work in both academia and private industries in the US and Sweden, mostly in the area of electric and electromagnetic field effects on living tissues and tissue regeneration, and in the development of new technology platforms for biomedical applications.
While still in Sweden, Dr. Herbst worked in the Pacemaker Division of Siemens-Elema AB, in charge of the R&D efforts for electrical stimulation of bone healing utilizing implantable pacemaker technology -- a project that originated in her PhD Thesis. After moving to the US, she wast a Visiting Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Kentucky in Lexington from 1986 to 1988; and later a Visiting Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the 1988-89 academic year.
Before founding h2med LLC, Dr. Herbst led her R&D company, Herbst Research, Inc. for 14 years. Prior to that, she was a Principal Research Engineer at Electrobiology, Inc. in Parsippany, New Jersey, where she focused on the implantable bone stimulator product line.
Dr. Herbst has extensive experience in multidisciplinary research and has led or collaborated on several multidisciplinary projects involving tissue culture work, animal studies, clinical case studies, electronic design, and various evaluation methods. She is inventor on 13 patents and on three pending patent applications. Dr. Herbst was Principal Investigator on 6 National Institute of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants, a bridge grant from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, as well as grants from the National Swedish Board for Technical Development (STU) and the Swedish Medical Research Council (MFR). She was also a Swedish finalist for the NIH Fogarty International Fellowship in 1986. Dr Herbst served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bioelectric Repair and Growth Society (BRAGS) and the Bioelectromagnetic Society (BEMS) and on the Life Science Advisory Board of the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC).