Dino Di Carlo, associate professor of bioengineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is the winner of the 2015 Pioneers of Miniaturization Lectureship.Sponsored by Lab on a Chip and Corning Incorporated and supported by the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society, the lectureship is awarded to early- to mid-career scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding or development of miniaturized systems.

Di Carlo will give a short lecture about his work at the 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences being held in October in Gyeongju, Korea, where he will also receive a certificate and a monetary award. His research aims to exploit unique physics, microenvironment control and the potential for automation associated with miniaturized systems for applications in basic biology, medical diagnostics, material fabrication and cellular engineering. Learn more at the Di Carlo Laboratory homepage.

Among numerous honors and awards, Di Carlo has received are the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, the U.S. Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, the Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Young Faculty Award and the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award and Coulter Translational Research Award. He received his B.S. in bioengineering from UC Berkeley in 2002 and his Ph.D. in bioengineering from the UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco in 2006.