Karabas’ career has focused on R&D, mechanism design, rapid prototyping, FEA, and manufacturing. He started his career at Mistras Group, Inc., where he designed multi-axis custom robotic gantry systems and portable automation products for non-destructive testing in the aerospace, medical devices, metal manufacturing, and oil and gas industries. Prior to joining the Wyss Institute, he worked at Stanley Black and Decker as a design engineer in the DIY Fastening R&D group, where he designed new-to-world consumer products and filed many provisional patents for his designs, including electro-mechanical and pneumatic rebar tiers. Mustafa received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Ege University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Science from University of Pennsylvania.