Jack Stubbs studied Physics and Electro-Optics at the Miami University of Ohio and the University of Dayton (Ohio). In the 1980’s he worked with the Department of Defense with the University of Dayton Research Institute and the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute as a contractor at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the Naval Weapons Center and Kirtland Air Force Base. This work included development of customized Optical Metrology system to characterize High Energy lasers for application to the Airborne Laser Lab and the Star Wars SDI Laser system. Additionally, he became involved in pilot protection, advanced cockpit control and materials characterization.
In the 1990’s, Jack led a Technology development team for Ethicon Endo Surgery in the scale up of Laparoscopic surgery, working with the implementation of imaging, visualization, robotics and sensors to the minimally invasive surgical techniques. This lead to the appointment of Principal Investigator for the Surgical Operating Room of the Future with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. This group developed telepresence surgical robotics and computer based simulation systems for training and education.
Jack started and directed a research and development company in 1996. This business operated through 2010 and resulted in over 50 patents including the Airseal trocar for laparoscopic surgery, which is now the trocar of choice for robotic surgery having been used in over 500,000 surgeries globally.
The last six years have been at the University of Minnesota Medical School and most recently the University of Central Florida Institute for Simulation and Training where he leads a team developing new approaches and technology for simulating and teaching healthcare interactions and procedures.
The Prototype Development Lab at the Institute for Simulation and Training develops Augmented Reality Medical Instruments, 3D printed Moulage, and patient specific anatomy models for Pre-Surgical Planning.
Prototype Development and 3D Print Lab https://pd3d.eecs.ucf.edu/