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MME Seminar Series Welcomes Professor David A Weitz, Harvard University
March 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Held in ETRL 101, Refreshments in ETRL 119 10:30-11:00
Professor David A. Weitz
School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Harvard University
Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting: The Magic of Microfluidics
This talk will discuss the use of microfluidic devices to precisely control the flow and mixing of fluids to make drops and will explore a variety of uses of these drops. They can be used to create new materials that are difficult to synthesize with any other method. These materials exhibit fascinating physical properties and have great potential for practical uses.
Weitz received his PhD in physics from Harvard University and then joined Exxon Research and Engineering Company, where he worked for nearly 18 years. He then became a professor of physics at the University of Pennsylvania and moved to Harvard at the end of the last millennium as professor of physics and applied physics. He leads a group studying soft matter science with a focus on materials science, biophysics and microfluidics. He has co-founded several companies to commercialize some of the microfluidics work developed in his lab. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and National Academy of Engineering (NAE).