Velev to discuss particle manipulation by electrical fields

Published: Sep 25, 2007 4:56:13 PM
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Orlin D. Velev, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University, will be the next speaker in the Chemical Engineering Department Fall Seminar Series on Wednesday, September 26 at 3:30 p.m. in Ross Hall 136. He will present a seminar titled "On-chip Droplet and Particle Manipulation by Electric Fields: Application in Microbioassays and Microfluidic Devices."

Velev studies and develops nanostructures with electrical and photonic functionality, biosensors, and microfluidic devices. He was first to synthesize "inverse opals", one of the most widely studied types of photonic materials today. Velev also pioneered principles for microscopic biosensors with direct electrical detection, discovered novel types of self-assembling microwires and designed new microfluidic chips.