Adrian Florea

MIT Department: Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Giovanni Traverso
Research Supervisor: Kewang Nan
Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University
Hometown: Mount Prospect, IL
Website: LinkedIn

I am a rising senior studying mechanical engineering with a minor in electrical engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee. I’ve been fortunate to be a part of a fun research-oriented community of student innovators and researchers called Sybbure. This group has allowed me to explore fields of research that I find interesting. Since 2019 I’ve worked at the Medical Engineering and Discovery Laboratory in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center where I’ve worked with concentric tube surgical robots. Outside the lab I am involved in science journalism through an online newspaper that I founded called the Vanderbilt Vanguard and spend my time learning about music and how to play new instruments.