Mahmut Selman Sakar is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Institutes of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering at EPFL, and the head of the MicroBioRobotic Systems (MICROBS) Laboratory.
He obtained his PhD in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. He contributed to the development of tissue-engineered biological robots while working as a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a research scientist at ETH Zurich, exploring advanced manufacturing and magnetic manipulation techniques at microscale, before joining EPFL in 2016. His current work focuses on the applications of small scale robotics in life and health sciences including mechanobiology, neuroscience, and minimally invasive medicine. He is a recipient of ERC Starting (2017) and Proof of Concept Grants (2020).