Martin A. Sala, Engineering Physicist          

Theresa, NY 13691

cell-o-phone: 607-769-6385  email:  website:

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Process, Instrumentation,  Measurement-System Designer.  Industrial/ Chemical/ Biomedical Process. Failure-analysis. Design Equipment to analyze the structure and composition of anything - across diverse products, in any location. Delivering solutions to technical problems; inventing new products, working with all levels from clerk to technician to executive.

Core Competencies                                         

Measurement Instrument Design – Materials Testing

Product Introduction at Clinical Level

Process Design/ Improving-System Maintenance

electronic/ Analog Design

20+ years product design

9 US Patents

Project/ Team Management

Electro-mechanical process equipment design

Non-Destructive Evaluation: x-ray, magnetic, ultrasound, etc.


Successes On a Global scale – Abbreviated List: Comprehensive list at
Perfection of HPFS LASER-line optics at the National Ignition Facility; designed scanning LASER interferometer

Rescuing the $2B Corning SMF28 Fiber Facility from patent infringement; designed on-line Coefficient of Friction

Patented a gasoline-exhaust catalytic converter that eliminates greenhouse gasses

Founding a Non-Destructive Analysis lab, designing much of the equipment

Saving $3M loss/reservoir in Advanced Life-Sciences Genomics; using X-ray CT and Confocal Microscopy

Sensor Package Design – Subterranean live Gas-Main Repair Robot; using EMAT Ultrasound and Spectroscopy

Eliminated Platinum loss in Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) saving $100s/ filter loss

Designed means to evaluate micro-reactors for small-scale chemical processing plants; using Flat-Plane X-ray

Nano-particle Semiconductors; Invented means to manufacture in an atmosphere

Patented Rear-Vision system twenty years before popular on today’s Ford vehicles

 Career Snap-Shot (9 US Patents; 13 applied's) International Experience

Engineering Physicist, Theresa, NY – October 2013 to Present.  Designing instruments and providing the means to fix scientific, technologic, process, production and business problems; pencil designs that today are not only making money, but a difference.


Manager, Biomedical Engineering Department, Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY August 2011 – October 2013; operating a high-tech medical electronics department


Sr. Research Scientist/ Instrument Engineer - Corning Incorporated, Corning, NY – August 1997 through March 2009. Nine Patents, publications, lectures, products-introduced, project-leadership, Community-Service

Sr. Scientific Instrumentation Designer, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 1984-1990

Military Service and Education

US Navy, Advanced Electronics, Honorable Discharge; Top-Secret Clearance (1981)

BS Biophysics, SUNY at Buffalo; Electrical Technology, Erie County Community College; Advanced Electronics, US Navy Service School Command, Great Lakes, IL

LEAN Green-Belt; Six Sigma White Belt     

Conversant in German and French.    


Considered an expert by my peers of instrumentation design, Sensors and remote sensing; advise and instruct others in carrying out this work on a regular basis and am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors in unusually complex situations.

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