Mehmet Toner, PhD
Mehmet Toner, PhD, is the Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Bioengineering at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology. He is internationally recognized for his research at the interface of nanotechnology, microsystems engineering, microfluidics, and applications in clinical medicine. Mehmet was born in Istanbul and obtained his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at the Istanbul Technical University and his master’s degree and doctorate in medical engineering at Harvard-MIT. He is the author of more than 350 scientific and technical publications and an inventor on more than 50 patents. A fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, Mehmet was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, for his contribution in engineering novel microelectromechanical and microfluidic point-of-care devices that improve detection of cancer, prenatal genetic defects, and infectious disease.