Innovation Fellows Alumni
ADAM BLACK, PhD (2015-2016)
"[The Innovation Fellows Program] brings together thinkers and doers from diverse backgrounds and gives them the freedom to learn, explore, and create new technologies."
Adam's background is in electrical engineering and is a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard. Adam earned his Bachelor of Science degree at North Dakota State University. He then worked at Medtronic in their Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management business unit. While at Medtronic, Adam developed algorithms for analyzing large datasets of electrical and hemodynamic data recorded from the heart. Adam went on to receive his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota where he used custom optical coherence tomography systems to investigate structure and neural activation in various biological samples.
Adam takes every opportunity to work with medical devices. This has resulted in a small business venture, a collaboration with NASA, and providing expert witness testimony on a medical device-related civil case.
(Last Updated August 2017)