Team

We are a group of engineers, clinicians and other experts working to make a difference as best we can. We have diverse skills and heritages, but we are all nerds. Over March and April 2020 , working 7 days a week, dawn to dusk and beyond, we have become a family. We are all part of this team on a volunteer basis.

Constructive comments are welcome from any and all individuals who would like to contribute; this is essential to ensuring a world-wide team effort. Please use the comment feature on the appropriate page. We have multiple people monitoring this site frequently.

If you have substantial information to share or contribute that requests direct attention, you may contact the team directly. We appreciate your insights, and apologize when we cannot reply to everyone individually. Do note that we are releasing information as fast as it is available.

Media contacts should be directed to the MIT Media Team.

Finally, our thoughts are with all the healthcare workers on the front lines and the patients battling this illness, those keeping grocery stores, pharmacies, and critical infrastructure functioning worldwide, and everyone who has been affected by this pandemic.

The Team

PersonAffiliationRole
Alexander Slocum, PhDProfessor, Mechanical EngineeringProfessor/PI
Daniela Rus, PhDProfessor & Director, CSAILProfessor/PI
Nevan Hanumara, PhDResearch Scientist, Mechanical EngineeringProject Manager
Albert Kwon, MDAnesthesiologist, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Westchester Medical Center / New York Medical College, MIT AlumClinical Lead
Christoph Nabzdyk, MDAnesthesiologist, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic School of MedicineClinical Lead
Alex Slocum, Jr, MD, PhDResident, Medical College of Wisconsin, MIT AlumClinical, Regulatory Lead
Kimberly Jung, MBAGraduate Student, Mechanical EngineeringXO
Coby Unger, BSMIT Hobby Shop InstructorHardware Design & Fabrication Lead
Shakti Shaligram, MSEdgerton Center Instructor, MIT AlumHardware Fabrication, Design & Testing
Aaron Ramirez, MSPhD Candidate, Mechanical EngineeringHardware Fabrication & Analysis
Joshua DittrichFounder & CEO, Start SomethingDesign & Fabrication
David Hagan, PhDAlum, Founder Quant AQSensors & Electronics
Michael Detienne, BSAlumElectronics Design & Fabrication
Teddy Ort, MSPhD Candidate, CSAILControl Team Lead
Brandon Araki, MSPhD Candidate, CSAILControls & Testing
Murad Abu-Khalaf, PhDResearch Scientist, CSAILControls & Testing
Amado Antonini, MSPerception & Autonomy Engineer, DraperMaster of Motors
Joshua Slocum, PhDHardware Engineering ConsultantDesign & Analysis
Eric Norman, BSPrincipal, Hopewell PartnersCommunication Strategy
Patrick Diamond, MPAManager of International Programs, MIT SolveCommunications
Clinical ContributorsPosition & Institution
Jay Connor, MDSurgeon, Mt. Auburn
Bon Ku, MDAssistant Dean, Thomas Jefferson University
Dirk Varelmann, MDAnesthesiologist, Brigham & Women’s
M. Albert Malvehy, MDEmergency Medicine, now private practice in California
John M. Callahan, MDHospitalist, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, NY
Neil Ray, MDAnesthesiologist, Founder & CEO, Raydiant Oximetry
Mark Rosen, MDProf. of Anesthesiology (Ret.), UCSF & Founder & CMO, Raydiant Oximetry
Scott Sparks, Lt. Col., MDAnesthesiologist, US Naval Hospital, Guam
Niels Olson, Lt. Cmdr., MDProfessor, Uniformed Services University & US Naval Hospital, Guam
Steven Shafer, MDProf. Anesthesiology, Stanford
Keith Lurie, MDProf. of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Regional ContactsPosition
Chintan Vasihnav, PhD (India)Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan 
Lee Ullmann, PhD (LatAm)MIT Sloan Latin America Office

This project would not have been possible without the seeds planted back in 2010 by the original project team:

2010 TeamPosition
Jussi Saukkonen, MDDirector, Medical Intensive Care, Boston VA
Abdul Mohsen Al Husseini, PhD Founder, Analytical Space
Justin Negrete, BSBattery Engineer, Ford
Stephen Powelson, BSMechanical Engineer, Rani Therapeutics
Amelia Servi, PhD R&D Engineer, Creare

Students from the New York Medical College are assisting in developing clinical materials and answering questions on an ongoing basis.

Medical StudentRole
Melanie Winters, BSMedical Student Lead & Journal Club Lead
Matthew Vollaro, BSJournal Club Lead
Phil Sang, MSClinical Lead
Justin Lapow, BSClinical Inquiry Response Lead
Nayan Tiwary, BSGlobal Health Lead
Daniel Bleykhman, BAClinical team
Lior Levy, BAClinical team
Alexandra Schulz, MSClinical team
Ikjot Singh, BScClinical team

We are grateful to the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering and IS&T for helping us launch this website in record time and supporting it’s continued existence.

We are grateful to industry contributors who help us on this journey, including:

Industry ContributorsHelp
10XBetaDesign
Boyce TechnologiesPrototyping
Qubit SystemsTesting Equipment
Hil-Rom Corporation / Welch Allyn Testing Equipment
Gaumard ScientificTesting Equipment
IngMar MedTesting Equipment
Circuit HubElectronics
Röhlig LogisticsShipping

Help Support the MIT Team

If you would like to help support the all-volunteer MIT team, please consider making a donation. Donations to MIT are tax deductible. We are working long hours, spending fast and, because this project was launched in under a week, we are not a funded research project. Donations may be made directly below or please contact us.

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