Kartik Sivaraman was born on December 1, 1984 in Bangalore, India. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India in 2006. After working with Tata Motors, Pune, India for a year, he was accepted to the Master of Science program in Micro-Nanosystems at the ETH, Zurich. He completed his master thesis at the IRIS (MSRL) and received his MSc degree in 2009. In the same year, he joined the group as a PhD student. His research interests are electrodeposition, biocompatible conductive polymers and drug delivery using biomicrorobots.