Last updated: December, 2016

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Prospective Students

If you are currently a CU student and are interested in working with our group, please contact me by email (include a copy of your up-to-date résumé/CV).


If you are not yet a CU student, please apply to our Graduate Program.  In your application materials, please indicate that you would be interested in working with our group.  If interested, please contact me by E-mail and note that you have reviewed our research and this webpage.


If you are interested in Product Design, please consider applying to our Mechanical Engineering Graduate Design Program, a part of Design Center Colorado.


Rentschler Research Group

College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder

Advanced Medical Technologies Laboratory

At the Advanced Medical Technologies Laboratory

(AMTL) we strive to improve the quality of life for

people by focusing on medical mechatronics and

surgical robotic systems, design and control. These

efforts include design of novel surgical tools and

devices, characterization and modeling of how these

tools and devices interact with the patient, and

design and control optimization based on these

models. Research areas include surgical

robotic-assist devices, surgical tools, and

non-invasive sensory measurement devices.


Our research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Conmed Electrosurgery, Medtronic, the Colorado Office for Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and The Children’s Hospital Colorado (TCH). Current and previous students working with us in the AMTL have included National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows, National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Research Fellows, Fulbright Scholars, Whitaker International Fellows, NSF Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) Fellows, and NSF GK-12 Fellows. Our student researchers have received numerous departmental, college and university fellowships, travel grants and awards. Graduates from the AMTL are working as tenure-track faculty and research fellows at other academic institutions, design engineers at start-up companies, and research engineers at major medical device companies.



Download an AMTL flyer here.

AMTL Members near the Pawnee Pass in the Indian Peaks Wilderness (L to R): Mark Rentschler, Eric Kramer, Doug Fankell, Carlye Lauff, Joan Ortega, Greg Formosa, Micah Prendergast, and Levin Sliker (2015).

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