Ben Shapiro is a CNST Visiting Fellow in the CNST Nanofabrication Research Group, and an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. His research interests include modeling, design, and control of micro-scale devices for bio-chemical and medical applications. His focus is on applications where control can dramatically improve or allow new system capabilities. Projects include steering of cells by micro flow control, precision control of electrowetting flows, modeling and control of bio-compatible conducting plastic micro-actuators, monitoring cells on chip, and magnetically targeted deep-tissue drug delivery. He is currently working with Alex Liddle in the CNST on the control of nanoparticle systems.
CNST Visiting Fellow
Nanofabrication Research Group