Graduate Student Researcher
Aditya is a PhD student in the department of mechanical engineering at UC San Diego. He graduated with a masters in mechanical engineering from UCLA in 2015, after which he worked at Abbott’s (formerly St. Jude Medical) cardiovascular division in Sylmar, California. His work at UCLA involved the development of a ventricular shunt to treat patients with hydrocephalus. At Abbott, he developed novel processes for the manufacture of the worlds first smartphone compatible implantable cardiac monitor, Confirm Rx, as well as helped design a delivery tool to facilitate the implant. The device received FDA approval in May 2017.
His research interests lie in the field of medical devices and diagnostics. He is interested in non-invasive neuromodulation techniques, clinical applications of MEMS and surface acoustic wave devices and the potential of using soft robotic technologies to provide minimally invasive therapy.