Patrick Doyle

Fellow: Awarded 2009

Field of Study: Engineering

Competition: US & Canada


Pat Doyle is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1992 he received his B.S.E in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He received his M.S. in 1993 and Ph.D. in 1997 from Stanford University, both in Chemical Engineering. From 1997 to 2000 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute Curie in Paris. His research interests lie in translating a molecular understanding of transport phenomena into new theories, simulations, and new microfluidics-based processes.

He has delivered the University of Delaware Colburn Memorial Lecture, the University of Notre Dame Thiele Lecture, and the Van Ness Lectures at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 2003 he won a NSF-CAREER award for his work on DNA electrophoresis in microfabricated devices. In 2008 he won the Pioneers of Miniaturization Prize from Lab on a Chip Journal, Royal Society of Chemistry and Corning Inc. for his work on developing flow lithography for the production of complex functional microparticles. Most recently, he was awarded the Mayant-Rothschild Fellowship from the Institute Curie to explore applications of his new microfluidic technologies for cancer theranostics.