Fabian Trauzettel

Project: ESR 1

Ultra-thin multi-steerable catheter tech

BioMechanical Engineering (BME)

Mekelweg 2

2628 CD Delft

+31 1 5278 2360


Fabian Trauzettel is a biomedical / mechanical engineer joining the ATLAS ITN as a PhD student working on ESR1. Born in Germany, he has spent the majority of his life in Ireland, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Cork Institute of Technology in 2016. His graduation project focused on the adaptation of existing FDM printing technology to print with a liquid PVC plastisol. Having gained a taste for research work, he began a master’s project under Dr. Pádraig Cantillon-Murphy at University College Cork. The subject of his thesis was the modelling and experimental validation of a steerable, electromagnetically tracked catheter for bronchoscopy in the peripheral airways, and largely took place at the the institute for image guided surgery (IHU) in Strasbourg. He later became a research fellow at the institute and eventually became the person in charge of the prototyping workshop. During this time, he came into direct contact with research in the fields of natural orifice surgery, intraluminal surgery, hyperspectral imaging, computer vision, laparoscopic surgery, endovascular interventions, medical simulation, surgical training, and perhaps most importantly, learned to speak “surgeonese”.

Interested in

NTA 4: 3D tissue segmentation, modelling and deformation.

By FabianTrauzettel | September 18, 2020

From July 20th to July 24th our ESRs and other invited students from POLIMI participated in another of our Network Training Activity. Due to COVID-19 situation, the event was held online. The event was divided into theory, practice and hands-on, ATLAS pitches with a student challenge. The research topics crossed over an introduction to deep…

NTA 2: Soft robotic actuation workshop

By FabianTrauzettel | February 21, 2020

Two weeks ago, our ESRs got together at TU Delft to participate in a practically oriented workshop with soft robotic actuation technologies at its heart. In three days of lectures and hands-on sessions faculty from Sant’Anna Pisa, KU Leuven, and TU Delft offered a peek behind the curtain of flexible medical device actuation. Together, they…

Journal Club: Yin et al, 2018

By FabianTrauzettel | October 24, 2019

Water‐jet outer sheath with braided shape memory polymer tubes for upper gastrointestinal tract screening Linkun Yin | Shuxin Wang | Siyang ZuoInternational Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery (IF 1.634)DOI: 10.1002/rcs.1944 The authors presented a novel class of endoscope based on braided shape-memory polymer (SMP) tubing and water-jet steering, with the intention to…