Mehdi Peikar is a dentist, orthodontist and physicist. He received a M.Sc. degree in condensed matter and quantum mechanics from the Physics Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mehdi completed his PhD in Biomechanics and Biophysics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Biophysics Department. He did a second round of residency at the three-year residency program in orthodontics at UCLA in 2019. He invented a new orthodontic system called BRIUS (formerly Mechanodontics) that moves the teeth independently and autonomously.