Todd Sulchek

Co-Founder, CellFE

Role: Scientist

Site: CDL-Atlanta

Stream: Commerce

Todd Sulchek is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and conducts fundamental and applied research in the field of biomechanics and microsystems. His research program focuses on creating new micro-technologies to apply to questions in cellular mechanics and adhesion. Dr. Sulchek also holds faculty positions in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Biology. Prior to Georgia Tech, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Staff Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Sulchek graduated with his PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford University under the study of Calvin Quate. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, the Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty award, 2012 Petit Institute Above and Beyond Award, Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award, the Outstanding Undergraduate Research mentor, and is a Woodruff Faculty Fellow. As an educator, he helps to foster problem identification, problem solving, and the confidence to pursue one’s own ideas through the Inventure Prize, Create-X, Tiger Program, and Capstone Design. As a scientist, he discovers new connections between the biomechanical properties of cells and their function. As an innovator, he has created a number of new technologies that have been patented and licensed. And as an entrepreneur he has adopted a customer-facing approach to understand how technology and engineering can be transformed into a product that customers can’t live without. Dr. Sulchek studied at Johns Hopkins University, and taught English at Nanjing University.