Our Alumnus Prof. Dr. Mehmet Toner Receives a Great Honor from the US National Engineering Academy
Mar 03, 2017

1982 Mechanical Engineering Department graduate Prof. Dr. Mehmet Toner, added a new dimension to his achievements in nanotechnology, tissue engineering and biomedicine by being selected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the most respected and professional organizations in the field.

Dr. Toner, who began his studies at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been selected by the US National Academy of Engineering from the country's most prestigious institutions for his invention of a microelectromechanical device used in diagnosing prenatal genetic disorders, infectious diseases and early cancer. The NAE, made up of research institute chiefs and senior managers, is known for its meticulous selection of engineers who make significant contributions to the field, pioneering new and emerging technologies that bring new and viable approaches to engineering education.

With this great international achievement, we celebrate our graduate who has made our university and our country proud once more, and wish him continued success.


Who is Prof. Dr. Mehmet Toner?

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Toner was born in 1958. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the ITU Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1982. He received his graduate degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his doctorate degree from the Department of Medical Engineering at Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology. Dr. Toner has more than 300 articles published in prestigious journals including Nature, Science, New England Journal of Medicine, Science Translational Medicine and PNAS.

This year, our graduate who has made breakthroughs in the field of health sciences and technology has also been invited to be a member of the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI), which is comprised of universities, government institutions and nonprofit research institutions in the USA and internationally. NAI membership which includes patenting, licensing, innovative discovery and technology, support for significant impact and innovation in the collection, development etc., is regarded as the highest title given to distinguished researchers who provide extraordinary contributions in their subjects.