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Juan G. Santiago

Charles Lee Powell Foundation Professor
Juan G. Santiago received PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995. His research includes the development of microsystems for on-chip chemical and biochemical analysis, methods for DNA quantification and hybridization, and electric-field based deionization methods. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. In 2022, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and to the National Academy of Inventors. He serves and has served as an editor of several journals and has co-founded several companies in microfluidics. Santiago serves as Editor-in-Chief of the new journal Flow by Cambridge University Press. 32 of his ex-PhD students and ex-postdocs have continued in microfluidics research including 24 professors at major universities, eight in corporate labs, and four in microfluidic startup companies. He has authored and co-authored over 220 archival publications and is a named inventor on 60 patents, 27 of which are currently licensed.


PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mechanical Engineering (1995)
MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mechanical Engineering (1992)
BS, University of Florida, Mechanical Engineering (1990)