Dr. Robert Splinter is a scientist and technology manager with more than seventeen years of medical device development experience. He has his own independent consulting company, Splinter Consulting, and he is currently the Principal Engineer of Technology Development at Valencell, Inc., Raleigh, NC. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Optical Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Robert Splinter has built his career in bio-medical engineering, and 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. Because physics is generally non-linear and dynamic when applied to the 3-D anatomy and functionality of living biological systems, this makes the research aspect all the more challenging and interesting to Dr. Splinter.

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. His research strengths include engineering and industrial R&D with applied physics. He has co-authored several books in the field of biomedical physics including: Biomedical Signal and Image Processing, An Introduction to Biomedical Optics, and Handbook of Biomedical Physics.