ADAM SHARKAWY, PhD
Independent Director

Adam is Managing Partner of Material Impact. Adam recently served as Sr. Vice President of the Medicines Company and Head of their Pain Management Business. Prior, he helped establish the headquarters of Smith & Nephew’s Emerging Market (EM) and International Market (IM) divisions in Dubai where he served as a member of their executive leadership team and as Sr. Vice President of Product Development. Dr. Sharkawy received his Ph.D. from Duke University where he researched methods of growing small blood vessels around long term implants.  He also holds a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Design Methodology from Texas A&M University andhis Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the American University, Cairo. Dr. Sharkawy remains affiliated to Duke University by serving on its Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board and to Texas A&M University by serving on its Bioengineering Advisory Board.