Dr. George L.
George Grobe is a 30 year veteran in industrial biomedical engineering. George is currently vice president of research & development for vision care (contact lens and lens care) business at Bausch + Lomb. Bausch + Lomb is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bausch Health Companies. Prior to Bausch + Lomb, George was vice president of research at DePuy Orthopaedics in Warsaw Indiana, a division of Johnson and Johnson. His group introduced several novel products to the hip market during his five year tenure. Prior to DePuy George worked at Bausch + Lomb for 12 years holding several progressive roles within research and development.
George attended Stonehill College in North Easton Massachusetts and graduated in 1982 with a BS in Chemistry. He attended the University at Buffalo for graduate school. He received his MA in Chemistry in 1986 working for Dr. Joseph A. Gardella Jr. In 1989 George completed his PhD in Biophysics under Dr. Robert E Baier from the Roswell Park Memorial Institute division of the University at Buffalo. George’s research involved subperiosteal implants for the development of treatment options for patients requiring maxillofacial reconstruction. George has continued his affiliation with UB by serving as a member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the Department of Biomedical Engineering and as a past member of the Deans Advisory Council for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
George is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a member of the American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society, and Surfaces in Biomaterials. He has presented over 50 abstracts and posters at association meetings, and has numerous publications and patents to his credit. George also serves as a board member and finance committee member for the United Way of Greater Rochester.