Amar Rida was born in Algiers. After his undergraduate studies at the Scientific and Technological University of Algiers, he obtained a master degree in theoretical physics and completed a 3-year research program in France at the SUBATECH laboratory. In 2000, he joined the EPFL in the Department of Microtechnology. Amar received his Ph.D. for his outstanding research in the field of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical diagnostic processes. In 2004, Amar founded Spinomix. He has also authored several patents and has numerous publications in prestigious scientific journals.