Manu Prakash is an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University. His approach brings together experimental and theoretical techniques from soft-condensed matter physics, fluid dynamics, theory of computation and unconventional micro and nano-fabrication to open problems in biology: from organismal to cellular and molecular scale. With his group, he design and build precision instrumentation including droplet microfluidic tools to probe and perturb biological machines and their synthetic analogues. Along the way, he invents novel technologies in global health context with clinical applications in extreme resource poor settings.
Topic – Digital Microfluidics
Talk – Droplet bits: Information processing in hydrodynamic systems