(BS Magna cum laude Aero Engr 1992, MS Mech Engr 1994, PhD Mech Engr 1998) directs the new MicroNano Research Facility at RMIT University, and co-founded and co-directs the $7.25 million MicroNanophysics Research Laboratory with clean room and biolab, a current staff of four academics, two post-doctorates and twelve PhD students. He is a professor and Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at RMIT University and an MCN Senior Tech Fellow with the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication with research interests in micro/nanodevices for biomedical applications.
He is an associate editor of Biomicrofludics, a senior member of IEEE, a member of ASME and Golden Key, and a committee member of IEEE Nanotechnology for Biology, and has over one hundred sixty peer-reviewed publications, with seven book chapters, ninety-six peer-reviewed journal papers, and twenty-five patents and patent applications.
He received excellence in teaching, early career researcher and research awards from the Monash Faculty of Engineering in 2006, 2008 and 2010, respectively, a Future Leader award from the Davos Future Summit in Sydney in 2008, and was awarded membership in the Top 100 emerging leaders/Top 10 emerging scientific leaders of Australia by Microsoft and The Australian newspaper in 2009. He recently received a Distinguished Young Alumni and Alumni of Influence awards from his alma mater, the University of Missouri-Rolla (now MST)