Brad Nelson is the Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zürich. His primary research focus is on microrobotics and nanorobotics emphasizing applications in biology and medicine. He received a B.S.M.E. from the University of Illinois and an M.S.M.E. from the University of Minnesota. He has been at Honeywell and Motorola and served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana, Africa, before obtaining a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in 1995. He was Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (1995-1998) and Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota (1998-2002). He became Full Professor at ETH Zürich in 2002. He has received a number of awards and serves on several editorial boards. He has been Department Head of Mechanical and Process Engineering, Chairman of the ETH Electron Microscopy Center, and is a member of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation.