Ben Arcand

Ben Arcand, PhD, an instructor in the MDI program

Ben Arcand, PhD

MDI Faculty, Capstone Advisor, M.S. in Medical Device Innovation


  • PhD in¬†Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University


Dr. Ben Arcand is an engineer and product innovator with over 10 years of experience in the medical devices industry. Named one of Minnesota's top inventors by Twin Cities Business Magazine, Dr. Arcand has contributed to close to 50 published patent applications and is named on a dozen medical device patents. His product development interests range over a variety of clinical areas and he has been passionate in understanding and promoting creativity and innovation methods through his industry work.

Consulting Experience
Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, Kablooe Design

Research Interests
  • Mechanical design
  • Medical devices
  • 3D printing
  • Innovation techniques
Teaching Subjects
MDI 5014: Medical Device Center Practicum II