Nathan Nelson

Nathan earned a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in 2010. He is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, and the Campbell Fellowship. He earned an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering while working in the Telerobotics Lab. His research involved magnetically driven micro- / meso-scale devices and robotic systems within the human body.


Email: nathan.d.nelson at

Journal Publications

A. W. Mahoney, N. D. Nelson, K. E. Peyer, B. J. Nelson, and J. J. Abbott, "Behavior of Rotating Magnetic Microrobots Above the Step-out Frequency with Application to Control of Multi-microrobot Systems," Applied Physics Letters, 104:144101, 2014.

Conference Publications

N. D. Nelson and J. J. Abbott, "Generating Two Independent Rotating Magnetic Fields with a Single Magnetic Dipole for the Propulsion of Untethered Magnetic Devices," IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation, pp. 4056-4061, 2015.

A. W. Mahoney, N. D. Nelson, E. M. Parsons, and J. J. Abbott, "Non-ideal Behaviors of Magnetically Driven Screws in Soft Tissue," IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 3559-3564, 2012.

N. D. Nelson, J. Delacenserie, and J. J. Abbott, "An Empirical Study of the Role of Magnetic, Geometric, and Tissue Properties on the Turning Radius of Magnetically Driven Screws," IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation, pp. 5352-5357, 2013.
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