Leidong Mao, Ph.D.

Professor

NSF CAREER Award Winner

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.

Education
  • 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
Professional Appointments
  • Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2019 – Present
  • Associate Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2013 – 2019
  • Associate Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2008 – 2013
Other Professional Experience

Director, NSF Nanotechnology and Biomedicine REU Program, 2014 – Present

Areas of Expertise
  • Micro-electro-mechanical systems
  • Microfluidics
  • Nanotechnology
Publications
Patents
  • 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
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