Juan G. Santiago received PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995. His research includes the development of microsystems for on-chip chemical and biochemical analysis, methods for DNA quantification and hybridization, and electric-field based deionization methods. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He serves and has served as an editor of several journals and co-founded several companies in microfluidics. His work is cited over 1400 times per year (Google Scholar h index of 71). 30 of his ex-students and ex-postdocs have continued in microfluidics research including 19 professors at major universities, seven in corporate labs, and four in microfluidic startup companies. He has authored and co-authored over 190 archival publications and is a named inventor on 52 patents, 26 of which are currently licensed.