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Vikas Patel, M.D. - Orthopaedic Surgery

 

Dr. Patel is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at the University of Colorado Hospital. We are working together on a surgical navigation project and pain quantification project.

Jonathan Schoen, M.D. - Surgery

 

Dr. Schoen is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado Hospital. We are working together on mobile robotic systems for abdominal and gastrointestinal tract exploration, and embedded shape memory polymers in hernia patches.

Virginia Ferguson, Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering

 

Professor Ferguson is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder.  We are working together to study the tissue mechanics involved in sealing blood vessels.

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Kurt Maute, Ph.D. - Aerospace Engineering

 

Professor Maute is the Joseph Negler Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.  We are working together to study micro-patterned tread design optimization.

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Pietro Valdastri, Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering

 

Professor Valdastri is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the STORM Lab at Vanderbilt University.  We are working together to study wireless surgical palpation and hybrid robotic capsule colonoscopy approaches.

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Daria Kotys-Schwartz, Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering

 

Professor Kotys-Schwartz is an Instructor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder.  We are working together to study professional engineering medical device design practices.

Kevin O’Connor, Ph.D. - School of Education

 

Professor O’Connor is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder.  We are working together to study professional engineering medical device design practices.