Modertor: Professor Juan G. Santiago, Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University


Juan G. Santiago

  Prof. Juan G. Santiago has Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). At UIUC, he received four fellowships as a doctoral candidate (including fellowships from NSF and Exxon Corp.), and a UIUC Teaching Fellow Award. He was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Aerospace Corporation ('95 - '97), where his work included the development of flow diagnostics for micronozzles. Prof. Santiago received a Ford Foundation Postodoctoral Fellowship ('97), and worked as a Research Scientist at UIUC's Beckman Institute ('97 - '98). Santiago is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford. He specializes in micro-scale fluid mechanics, micro-scale optical flow diagnostics, and microfluidic system design. As a faculty member, he has received a Frederick Emmons Terman Fellowship ('98-'01), won the National Inventor's Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition ('01), and was awarded a National Science Foundation PECASE Award ('03-'08). He is the director of the Stanford Microfluidics Laboratory.