Advisors

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Alexander Slocum, PhD

Professor Slocum is the Neil and Jane Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Slocum’s research interests include MEMS, nanotechnology, machine design, and product design. Professor Slocum holds over 80+ patents.

Professor Slocum has also maintained a close relationship with the team during the entire product and engineering design process by becoming an integral voice during several design reviews. He is also currently the Assistant Director of Advanced Manufacturing within the Division of Technology & Innovation in the current Office of Science and Technology Policy of the White House. 

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Babak movassaghi, phd mBA

With a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Babak has over 12 years of industry experience working with Philips Healthcare. At Philips, Babak designed and commercialized three new technologies in the field of interventional cardiology and electrophysiology. These devices have collectively generated ~$100 million in revenue globally. Babak is a true expert in medical device commercialization, spanning ideation through regulatory approval, marketing, and strategic sales. Babak is a prolific entrepreneur, innovator, and engineer – reflected by his 40+ patents and 50+ peer-reviewed publications. Babak is also a graduate of the Sloan Fellows MBA program, and is currently an executive at 2nd.MD. 

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Nevan Hanumara, phd

Dr. Nevan Hanumara is the Program Manager for the MIT Tata Center for Technology + Design and a Research Scientist in MIT Mechanical Engineering’s Precision Engineering Research Group. He focuses on mechanical design and human factors as he works with clinicians to develop medical device solutions to interventional challenges as well as addresses industrial innovation opportunities. Nevan has hands-on prototyping, testing, and project management expertise and extensive experience teaching mechanical design. He maintains a range of industrial contacts, has worked internationally, and supports entrepreneurship as a mechanism for technology commercialization. In addition to three mechanical engineering degrees, he also holds a BA in French.