Texas A&M: Electrical Engineering, B.S.

University of Texas: Electrical Engineering, M.S.


Alan Cooper is a Design Controls & Engineering Consultant at Proxima Clinical Research, a contract research organization that serves the emerging drug and medical device industries. 

Alan spent 8 years designing & testing production active sonar systems for the U.S. Navy. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from A&M & a M.S. in EE - Electromagnetics/Acoustics from the University of Texas. Since 2015, Alan has worked for a small medical device design firm implementing design controls, writing specifications and verification procedures, designing and testing circuitry and software algorithms, and managing standards compliance testing.

Positions and Honors:

Cooper Consulting Service, Friendswood, TX
Partner Engineer
Project Engineer

Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Engineering Scientist

Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Engineering Scientist Associate

Hewlett-Packard, College Station, TX

Millar Instruments, Inc., Houston, TX

Texas Board of Professional Engineers

Contributions to Science:

Mr. Cooper has played an important role in the following projects:

  1. Navigation Improvements
  2. Underwater Mapping Improvements
  3. Continuous Longevity of Active Sonar Systems
  4. Real-Time Source Level Testing
  5. Production Sonar System Hardware Testing and Delivery
  6. Production Sonar System Software Testing and Delivery
  7. System for Video Recording Surgical Procedures for Educational and Documentation Purposes
  8. System for Monitoring Labor Contraction and Maternal/Fetal Heart Rate Remotely
  9. System for Monitoring Astronaut Heart Rate, Temperature, and Movement
  10. System for Performing Extracorporeal Blood Filtration
  11. System for Calibrating Production Pressure Catheters
  12. C-Arm X-Ray System
  13. System for Monitoring Pressure Infused IV Bag Therapy for Traumatic Injury and Burn Patients
  14. System for Non-Invasive Treatment of Depression
  15. Robotic Surgical System
  16. Steerable Guidewire
  17. Electrosurgical Pencil
  18. Robotic Lab Assistant Device
  19. LED Light Therapy Device
  20. Electronic Stethoscope Device
  21. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Device
  22. Endoscope Safety Disposable Device
  23. Intracranial Pressure Measurement Device
  24. Pressure Injury Prevention Device
  25. Laser Ablation Device
  26. Transilluminator For Neotate Examination
Additional Information:
OriginallY From:
Houston, TX
Fun Fact:
Alan spent a week on a submarine underway doing sonar system checkout.
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