Dr. Saul Griffith is an MIT alumnus with multiple degrees in Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Saul completed his PhD at the MIT Media Laboratory in 2004 on self-replicating hardware and the role and limits of information and state in the self-assembly of complex structure.

While at MIT Saul co-founded Low Cost Eyeglasses, a company using two novel technologies to provide prescription eye care at low cost for rural and developing communities.

Also at MIT Saul also started Howtoons with Joost Bonsen and Nick Dragotta. Howtoons are an alternative curricular for hands-on-science and engineering illustrated in playful cartoons.

A deep interest in the use of social networks for engineering and design led Saul to co-found Thinkcycle, and Instructables, experimental platforms for enabling Open-Source approaches to developing physical objects.