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Craig Forest

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Craig Forest joined Georgia Tech in August 2008 as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and also holds program faculty positions in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. He conducts research on miniaturized, high-throughput robotic instrumentation to advance neuroscience and genetic science, working at the intersection of bioMEMS, precision machine design, optics, and microfabrication. Prior to Georgia Tech, he was a research fellow in Genetics at Harvard Medical School. He obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in June 2007, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2003, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2001. He is cofounder/organizer of one of the largest undergraduate invention competitions in the US, The InVenture Prize, and founder/organizer of one of the largest student-run prototyping facilities in the US, The Invention Studio. He was a Sandia National Laboratories MEMS Fellow, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, was awarded the Georgia Tech Institute for BioEngineering and BioSciences Junior Faculty Award (2010) and was named Engineer of the Year in Education for the state of Georgia (2013). In 2007, he was a finalist on the ABC reality TV show “American Inventor.”