André Mercanzini has experience in both academic and industrial research environments, having developed MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems) for a wide range of applications. He has held internships at the Institute for Biomedical Engineering (University of Toronto), the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), the Zyvex Corporation and at Bosch Research in Palo Alto, CA where he developed silicon processes at the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility. He holds two issued US patents on microassembly and has two patents pending on neurostimulation devices. André Mercanzini received his B.S. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in bioengineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2009.