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Leslie Yeo

Leslie Yeo '05

Advisor: Hsueh-Chia Chang
Graduate School: MEng Imperial College London, PhD Imperial College London
PostDoc: University of Notre Dame

Current Position

Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Monash University, Australia. Co-director, Micro/Nanophysics Research Laboratory (MNRL).


I came to ND after 2 years in industry as a mathematical modeller having previously completed a PhD at Imperial College. During this time, I had discovered that I missed the challenges and dynamics of working in a research environment. This I found at ND, where I worked for 1 1/2 years on electrohydrodynamically driven microfluidics associated with freely deforming surfaces for a range of bioapplications.

At ND, I had the privilege of working at the forefront of leading edge microfluidics research with Prof. Chia Chang. I benefited greatly from the exposure to state-of-the-art technologies, the breath and depth of Prof. Chang's physical insight, and, the opportunity to work with an extremely motivated and creative bunch of postdoctoral researchers and graduate students. Together, we had discovered the first ever electrospray driven by high frequency alternating currents and a way to remotely induce recirculatory surface flows in tiny liquid volumes for micro-mixing and bioparticle trapping. To this day, I continue to draw on my experience at ND in the daily challenges of an academic career.

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