Arda received his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering with multiple honors from The Johns Hopkins University with a designated focus in sensors, instrumentation and micro/nanotechnology. His undergraduate research focused on developing scaffolds and instrumentation to promote osteogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells. As a Vredenburg Scholar, Arda also worked with a group of researchers led by the chair of the Nobel Committee in Physiology or Medicine to uncover the role of diacylglycerol kinase delta in type 2 diabetes pathogenesis. Arda is currently pursuing a PhD in Bioengineering from the UC Berkeley – UCSF Graduate Program with a focus in bioelectronics, and aims to leverage his knowledge of both engineering and physiology to build novel biomedical sensors. During graduate school, he worked at Apple as a hardware electrical engineering intern with the Haptic Engineering team. He is currently working on the thermal dust project.