2021 Neilom Scholar
Adrian is completing his 5th year MSE at Johns Hopkins University, studying Mechanical Engineering. He obtained his BS in Biomedical Engineering, focusing in Imaging & Medical Devices, with a major in the Biomechanics track of Mechanical Engineering in 2021.
He is working on a Neilom Foundation-supported project with Dr. Axel Krieger of the Mechanical Engineering department. His project involves the development of a magnetic suturing device for ultra-minimally invasive procedures. Magnetic surgical devices have the potential to reduce the invasiveness of surgical procedures and improve comfort for patients. With a set of electromagnet coils, magnetic objects can be translated and rotated remotely, enabling further miniaturization of surgical tools.
Miniaturizing these surgical tools while performing high-force tasks is a technical challenge. Size reduction results in weaker forces, making the high-force tasks required for surgery difficult to achieve. The solution is to build a magnetic suturing device equipped with a set of stacked, triple-coil systems to provide nearly five times stronger forces and torques than the current system.
Learn more and connect with Adrian on his LinkedIn page.