David Weitz, Ph.D.

Weitz PicDr. Weitz received his PhD in physics from Harvard University and then joined Exxon Research and Engineering Company, where he worked for nearly 18 years.  He then became a professor of physics at the University of Pennsylvania and moved to Harvard at the end of the last millennium as professor of physics and applied physics.  He leads a group studying soft matter science with a focus on materials science, biophysics and microfluidics.   He is director of Harvard’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, funded by the National Science Foundation.  Several startup companies have come from his lab to commercialize research concepts.

Presentation Title: Drop-based microfluidics for diagnostics