Welcome to my website!

I have now moved to Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich).

I am Mehdi Salek, a Postdoctoral Associate in Environmental Microfluidics Group working with Professor Roman Stocker at MIT and ETH Zurich.  I use microfluidics to study bacterial behavior and their transport by controlling the flow conditions and environment accurately at microscale. Before starting my Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT, I worked in the idustry for 1.5 years where I focused on research and development projects in thermo-fluids areas. I received my Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (specialization: fluid mechanics and biomedical engineering) from the University of Calgary in 2011 under the supervision of Professor Robert Martinuzzi. During my Ph.D., I studied the influence of hydrodynamics of flow on bacterial biofilm formation and behavior (a multidisciplinary topic including fluid dynamics and microbiology) to develop more effective strategies to control biofilms in medical and industrial devices.