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Todd Squires

Todd Squires received his B.Sc. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1995, then spent a year as a Churchill Scholar at Cambridge University, completing Part III of the mathematics tripos in DAMTP. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University in 2002 under the supervision of Professors Michael Brenner and Howard Stone, on problems in colloidal hydrodynamics and electrokinetics. He then spent three years as a Lee A. Dubridge Prize Postdoctoral Fellow and NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech, where he continued theoretical work in electrokinetics and microfluidics, and initiated new studies of nonlinear microrheology with Professor John Brady. He has been an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara since 2005. He continues to investigate a range of topics in micro-scale fluid mechanics and transport, both experimentally and theoretically. Specific areas of interest include linear, nonlinear and interfacial microrheology, and theoretical, experimental and computational studies of electrokinetics and ion transport for flow manipulation, energy storage, and sample preconcentration. Honors include the NSF CAREER award, the Beckman Young Investigator, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award, and the Francois Frenkiel Award for Fluid Mechanics from the APS.

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Email: squires [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu