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Wayne McDaniel Associate Director, Technology Management and Industry Relations

Wayne McDaniel is an associate director of Technology Management and Industry Relations at the University of Missouri. He is also an adjunct professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and a senior licensing associate in the office that performs technology transfer for the College of Engineering. He has enjoyed a career in biomedical engineering research involving electricity and the heart. He has published extensively in electrical ventricular defibrillation, and he was one of the pioneers of the biphasic waveform that is now used in virtually all automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and virtually all transthoracic defibrillators, including automatic external defibrillators. He was also one of the first to study the cardiac safety of modern projectile stun guns, such as Taser devices.