Yang, Charles

Yang, Charles

Engineer at Boston Scientific Corporation

Dr. Kumin (Charles) Yang has a deep passion for polymers and its application in medical devices. Over the course of his technical career, he has held positions at Abbott Laboratories developing PTCA catheters, radiopaque marker bands, and solving polymer challenges for medical devices. Charles was then recruited by Medtronic Peripheral Vascular division. While there, he led the technology development/commercialization of the Fortrex® high pressure balloon and was a key team member on other balloon programs. Charles was a recognized SME assisting projects in Medtronic on polymer structure, properties, processing, design relationship and failure analysis. He is currently with the Boston Scientific Endoscopy division as a Senior Fellow, R&D. Charles has been on the Board of Directors as the Technical Program Committee for the SPE Medical Plastics Division since 2021.

Charles has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Material Science & Engineering both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has over 12 publications and 4 issued patents.

Sessions
Global Impact of PFAS on Medical Polymers & Devices
Monday, February 5 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana