Dr. Cooper is a co-inventor of the coating technology and co-founder of HG Coating, LLC. His research background includes biomedical engineering, polymer chemistry, surface chemistry, mechanical engineering, and translational research. During his chemistry doctoral studies at Boston University, he was a National Science Foundation GRFP Fellow and a Boston University Translational Research in Biomaterials Fellow. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt, and has expertise in polymer chemistry, materials science, assay development, and mechanical testing.