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Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2009.
M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, 2005.
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, 2005.

 

Appointment Information

Original appointment as assistant professor - 2010.

Portion of time committed to teaching- 50 percent.

Portion of time committed to research and scholarly activities - 40 percent.

Portion of time committed to institutional and professional service - 10 percent.

 

Professional Experience

2009-2010, Lecturer, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.

2005-2010, Research Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

2007, Visiting Researcher, University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K.

2004-2005, Research Engineer, University of Louisville, KY.

2002 & 2003, Co-op, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM.

 

Consulting

None.

 

Professional Registration

None.

 

Recent Publications

A Kumar, C Cierpka, SJ Williams, CJ Kahler, and ST Wereley, “3D3C velocimetry measurements of an electrothermal microvortex using wavefront deformation PTV and a single camera,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, (2010).

A Kumar, JS Kwon, SJ Williams, NG Green, N Yip, and ST Wereley, “Optically modulated electrokinetic manipulation and concentration of colloidal particles near an electrode surface,” Langmuir, 26, 5262-5272 (2010).

SJ Williams, C Park, and ST Wereley, “Advances and applications on microfluidic velocimetry techniques,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Vol. 8, 709-726 (2010).

SJ Williams, P Chamarthy, and ST Wereley, “Comparison of experiments and simulation of Joule heating in AC electrokinetic chips,” Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 132, 021103 (2010).

SJ Williams, A Kumar, NG Green, and ST Wereley, “Optically induced electrokinetic concentration and separation of colloids,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering Vol. 20, 015022 (2010).

SJ Williams, A Kumar, NG Green, and ST Wereley, “A simple, optically induced electrokinetic method to concentrate and pattern nanoparticles,” Nanoscale, Vol. 1, 133-137 (2009).

A Kumar, SJ Williams, and ST Wereley, “Experiments on opto-electrically generated vortices,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Vol. 6, 637-646 (2009).

SJ Williams, A Kumar, and ST Wereley, “Electrokinetic patterning of colloidal particles with optical landscapes,” Lab on a Chip, Vol. 8, 1879-1882 (2008).

 

Scientific and Professional Societies

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Physical Society (APS)

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

 

Honors and Awards

Excellent Paper Award, ASME 2009 Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference (MNHMT2009), Shanghai, China, Dec. 18-21, 2009.

3rd Place, Best Poster Competition, ASME Society-Wide Micro/Nano Technology Forum (2009), Lake Buena Vista, FL, Nov. 13-19, 2009.

2nd Place, Gold Division, Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, Feb. 24, 2009.

1st Place Poster, Engineering Sciences, 2009 Graduate Student Poster Competition sponsored by Sigma Xi, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, Feb. 2009.

Purdue University Press Release, “New holographic method could be used for lab-on-achip technologies,” written by Emil Venere. Dec. 2, 2008.

Outstanding Video, Gallery of Fluid Motion at Amer. Phys. Soc./Div. Fluid Dyn. Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 2008.

Young Researcher Poster Award Winner at Proc. 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, San Diego, USA, Oct. 12-16, 2008.

Best Poster Award at the 2nd Annual Birck Nanotechnology Research Review, April 14, 2008.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2006.

Laura Winkelman Fellowship for Doctoral Studies in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2005.

Lewis S. Streng Scholarship Award for High Honors, JB Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville, 2005.

Graduate Student Academic Achievement Award, Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, 2005.

Alumni Departmental Award, Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, 2004.

R&D 100 Award, SnifferStarTM Chemical Sensor; Team Member, Sandia National Laboratories, 2003.

Junior Academic Achievement Award for Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, Spring 2003.

Sophomore Academic Achievement Award for Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, Spring 2002.

 

Institutional and Professional Service

Session chair, ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Microfluidics Summer Forum 2009, 29-1 Microfluidics: Bubbles and Surface Tension.

Reviewed articles for five technical journals: Lab on a Chip, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

Conference presentations at meetings of AMSE (International Congress 2005, 2006), SES (annual meeting 2008), and SEM (annual meeting 2005, 2006, 2007)

Program Assessment Committee, Mechanical Engineering Department

Website Committee, Mechanical Engineering Department

 

Professional Development Activities

Conference presentations at meetings of AMSE (ICNMM 2010, FEDSM 2008-2009, IMECE 2007-2009), Micro-TAS (2008), APS (2008), BMES (2009), UGIM (2008, 2010) and AIChE (2009).

Attended Career Development Workshop for New Faculty, Oxford, OH, November 2009.

Attended DARPA N/MEMS S&T Fundamentals All-Center Review, Bloomington, MN, June 24-26, 2008.

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