Juan Santiago received his MS and 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 sample preparation, and electric-field based deionization methods. Applications of this work include molecular diagnostics, drug discovery, and the production of drinking water. 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 is an Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Analytical Chemistry, and an Associate Editor of the journal Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. He is co-founder of several companies in the microfluidics area, co-inventor of micron-resolution particle image velocimetry (Micro-PIV), and director of the Stanford Microfluidics Laboratory. Santiago has given more than 30 keynote and named lectures and more than 150 additional invited lectures. He has graduated 27 PhD students and advised eight postdoctoral researchers. 19 of his former advisees are now professors at major universities. He has authored and co-authored over 170 archival publications and 200 conference papers, and holds 50 patents (24 of which are currently licensed).