Dr. Maltese is the PPDC Executive Director. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, and the former Director of Biomechanics Research in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has over 20 years of experience in bioengineering as it pertains to medicine and injury, most recently focusing on pediatric bioengineering of medical devices in the critical care setting and in the care of patients with traumatic injury. He has advised or co-advised bioengineering, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering senior design teams from Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. The two most recent senior design projects were focused on pediatric medical device developments, including a numerical algorithm to estimate pediatric temporal aortic pressure from thoracic deformation waveforms during CPR, and a refined pediatric bag-mask ventilation system with optimized flow-inflating technology.