Timothy Kowalewski

Mechanical Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
2020
University Award
McKnight Presidential Fellow Award
Research Title
Fortifying the Art of Surgery with Engineering Science

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Dr. Kowalewski’s research aims to create new solutions to long-standing problems in surgery. He discovered methods that quantify and improve the skill of a surgeon accurately, inexpensively, and in a manner that can scale to millions of procedures annually. Due to his startup company in this area (acquired by Johnson and Johnson) these methods see daily use throughout several hospital systems. He is now creating safer surgical robots that magnify the capabilities of surgeons.