BioB.S. Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, 1991M.S. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1993Ph.D. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1998Post-Doc Senior Scientist at Clinical MicroSensors Inc, a Caltech start-up focused on DNA sensors, 1999-2000 and Principal Scientist at Motorola Labs, MEMS & Microfluidics 2000-2003
Nathan Swami is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. His group seeks to develop electrically functional microfluidic devices and instrumentation for label-free manipulation, sorting and cytometry of biosystems, for applications in biomolecular sensing, in vitro disease modeling and integrative tissue regeneration. Some of the chief enablers in his group include: (1) soft imprint lithography for 3D patterning of biodegradable scaffolds towards patterning cellular interactions for enabling tissue regeneration; (2) electrochemical analysis in microfluidic and droplet systems for biomolecular sensing; and (3) label-free impedance and deformability-based sorting and cytometry of biosystems. Prior to University of Virginia, he served on the scientific staff of the MEMS & Microfluidics group at Motorola Labs and prior to that, he served as a Scientist at Clinical Microsensors, Inc., a Caltech start-up interfacing microelectronics to bio-analysis. He seeks to impact emerging biomanufacturing approaches, as well as detection systems within point-of-care and resource-poor settings for personalizing medical decisions. For more details, see his full list of publications.