Todd A. Thorsen

Dr. Todd ThorsenDr. Todd A. Thorsen is a technical staff member in the Chemical, Microsystem, and Nanoscale Technologies Group at Lincoln Laboratory. He leads research in microfluidics-based engineering, focusing on the design and fabrication of state-of-the-art programmable microfluidic devices.

Dr. Thorsen had led projects in microfluidics-based engineering aimed at the exploitation of the microscale physical properties of fluids (thermal, chemical, optical, electrical) and the development of microfluidic platforms for medicine. Previously, he was an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.

Dr. Thorsen has authored or coauthored numerous papers in the field of microfluidics, with more than 5000 citations of the published works. He co-developed the Micro and Nano Engineering lab course for mechanical engineering undergraduate students at MIT and served as a guest lecturer for two years at the LeadAmerica high school conference on engineering and robotics at Olin College.

Dr. Thorsen received a BS degree in biology from the University of California at San Diego, an MPH degree in infectious disease from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD degree in biochemistry and molecular biophysics from the California Institute of Technology.






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