Shaun R. Berry

Shaun R. Berry-Technical Staff

Dr. Shaun R. Berry is a technical staff member in the Advanced Materials and Microsystems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He is pursuing research in microfluidics and electrowetting for the development of novel devices for chemical and biological defense, active optical systems, communications, and microhydraulics. Previously, he was a consultant engineer at Arthur D. Little, Inc.

Most recently, Berry led a project to develop adaptive liquid lenses and liquid microlens arrays. In this work, he used two immiscible liquids to form lenses and lens arrays having millimeter to submillimeter apertures. Variable focus was achieved by controlling the lens curvature through electrowetting. In earlier work, he developed integrated electrowetting micropumps to be used to generate pressure in microfluidic devices.

Berry has authored or coauthored numerous papers and conference presentations in the field of microfluidics and electrowetting. Recently, he was an invited speaker at the 2013 SPIE Photonics West conference and presented his work on the development of adaptive liquid microlenses and microlens arrays.

Berry received a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University and a PhD degree in mechanical engineering from Tufts University. As a graduate student, he conducted research in fluid dynamics and the study of the electrowetting phenomenon.