Leidong Mao, Ph.D.


School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

NSF CAREER Award Winner

Phone: 706-542-1871
Fax: 706-542-3804


167 Riverbend Research Center South
220 Riverbend Road
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Leidong Mao, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, creates opportunities for students to conduct cutting-edge nanotechnology research. His current research interests include nanoscale magnetism and its application in biomedical applications such as cell sorting, single cell study, droplet microfluidics, hyperthermia, and magnetic nanomanipulations. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2012, and a Young Scientist Award from 13th International Conference of Magnetic Fluids in 2013. Read more about Dr. Mao's teaching and research in Focus on Faculty.


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Yale University, 2008
M.Phil., Electrical Engineering, Yale University, 2005
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Yale University, 2002
B.S., Materials Science, Fudan University, 2001

Area of Specialty

  • Micro-electro-mechanical systems
  • Microfluidics
  • Nanotechnology

Publications and Scholarly Articles

ResearchGate Page


Devices and methods for separating particles 
U.S. Patent 10,676,719

Devices and methods for separating particles 
U.S. Patent 9,873,126

Devices and methods for separating particles
U.S. Patent 9,517,474

Devices and methods for forming non-spherical particles 
U.S. Patent 8,721,936


Micro & Magnetic BioMEMS Group