VP, Research & Innovation
Firas is a co-founder of Beta Bionics. Starting with his Ph.D. work, he has committed himself to building a bionic pancreas for automating blood-glucose management. Firas developed the underlying control algorithm that governs the bionic pancreas autonomous dosing and holds multiple patents related to the underlying technology. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, each in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a prior B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut.