Adwoa Okyere holds a bachelor of science in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech, a master of sciences in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech. Her graduate research investigated the biomechanics of soft tissues, particularly pelvic supportive ligaments used for the treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women.
Okyere works as a research technologist for W.L. Gore and Associates, an advanced materials company, where she supports development of materials and technologies for Gore’s Medical Products Division. Her focus areas include developing polymer materials for implantable medical device applications, using materials characterization techniques to develop process-structure-property correlations, applying in-vitro and ex-vivo techniques to assess interaction of materials with biological systems, and influencing material selection decisions for new product development efforts.