Dr. Mehmet Toner is the Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He serves as the Director of Research at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston, the Co-Director of the Center for Engineering in Medicine and Surgery, and the Director of BioMicroElectroMechanical Systems Resource Center at the MGH.
Dr. Toner received BS degree from Istanbul Technical University and MS degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both in Mechanical Engineering. Subsequently he completed his PhD degree in Medical Engineering at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in 1989.
Dr. Toner is a “Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering” (1998), “Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers” (2007), and “Fellow of the Society for Cryobiology” (2008). In 1994, he was recognized by the “YC Fung Young Award” in Bioengineering. In 2012, he was given the “Luyet Medal” by the Society for Cryobiology. In 2013, he received the “H.R. Lissner Medal” for his contributions to bioengineering. In 2019, he was given the Koç Science Award by the Koç Foundation. In 2020, He received the Savio-Woo Award in biomechanics.
Dr. Toner published more than 350 original articles, which were cited more than 65,000 times with an h-factor over 110. He has delivered 400+ presentations. His research involves microfluidics, nano- and micro-technologies, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, cryobiology. Dr. Toner is also co-founder of multiple biotechnology and medical device start-ups.
Dr. Toner is inducted to the Turkish Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Inventors, and the National Academy of Medicine.