With a broad range of engineering experience across medical, consumer, and industrial industries, Adam Rothschild is a vital member of our electrical engineering team. Anyone who has worked with Adam will agree he’s also a natural at client and partner relations—he draws people together and establishes a positive tone for getting things done and keeping programs running smoothly. Adam also provides tactical leadership for MindTribe’s commitment to develop methodologies, resources, and expertise around environmental and social issues in product development.
At MindTribe, Adam has been involved with a broad range of development—medical devices, consumer electronics, and automotive, scientific, financial, and industrial products. His cross-industry perspective enables him to bring the best aspects of an engineering approach from one industry to another. For example, he recently completed an implantable medical device design with the requisite design rigor and documentation, but with a mindset and development schedule more typical of consumer product development. He has engineered charging solutions for everything from low-cost Bluetooth headsets to a smart system for an implantable medical device that safely communicates and inductively charges through the patient’s tissue wall. He created the electronics for wirelessly controlling an iPod from the steering wheel of an automobile, and the firmware for controlling stepper motors for a sophisticated bioassay instrument. He’s been involved with the application of strange new poloxamers, as well as innovative and particularly thin electronic components.
Adam previously worked with Kumetrix, helping to engineer a unique medical diagnostics technology based on a single-use disposable microchip, integrating a hollow microneedle comparable in size to a human hair, which punctures the skin, draws a sub-microliter blood sample, and performs a specific bioassay. He also previously co-taught the mechatronics course at Stanford (ME 218C), guiding students in the course that brings together their knowledge and experiences over the Smart Product design program.
Adam earned an MS in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in embedded systems at Stanford University, and a BS in Physics with a minor in Mathematics at Wittenberg University in Ohio. In addition to being an avid runner, Adam plays drums in a band that regularly appears throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.