Professor Leslie Yeo


Leslie Yeo is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at RMIT University, prior to which he held the positions of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Australian Research Fellow in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Monash University from 2005 to 2011. This follows a postdoctoral stint at the Center for Microfluidics and Medical Diagnostics, University of Notre Dame in 2003/4 and industrial experience as a Mathematical Modeller at Det Norske Veritas in 2002/3. Leslie completed his MEng and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London in 1998 and 2002, respectively. His PhD work, supported through two awards, namely the Overseas Research Scholarship and the University of London Knight Studentship in Science & Engineering, involved the theoretical investigation of Marangoni (surface tension gradient) driven drop coalescence dynamics and how it relates to phase inversion of liquid-liquid dispersions. For this work, Leslie was awarded the Dudley Newitt prize for a theoretical/computational thesis of outstanding merit. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Young Tall Poppy Science Award and both the 2009 Dean’s and Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Early Career Research. Leslie is co-author of the book Electrokinetically Driven Microfluidics and Nanofluidics published by Cambridge University Press and currently serves as the Editor of the American Institute of Physics journal Biomicrofluidics as well as on the editorial boards of Scientific Reports and Interfacial Phenomena & Heat Transfer. His current research interests are in acoustically and electrokinetically driven microfluidics for engineering and biological applications such as drug delivery and nanomedicine, point-of-care diagnostics, tissue engineering and biosensor technology. Leslie is also currently an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Physiology of Monash University.


Micro/Nanophysics Research Laboratory

School of Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering

RMIT University


VIC 3000


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