1992, BS, University of California, San Diego
1997, MPH, University of California, Berkeley
2002, PhD, California Institute of Technology

Honors and Awards
D'Arbeloff Career Development Assistant Professor
Invited Participant - National Academies Keck Futures Initiatives Conference (2004,2005)

2.672 Mechanical Engineering Projects Laboratory
2.005 Thermal-Fluids Engineering
2.371 Microscale Fluid Mechanics

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Research Interests (Click Circles for Project Details)

The Thorsen group is focused on the modeling and design of microfluidic devices, primarily for cell-biology based applications. Laboratory expertise areas include multi-layer soft lithography, a process where elastomeric microdevices are produced from patterned silicon wafers, modeling of molecular processes in microchannels, nanofiber and nanoparticle synthesis, and the design of integrated microdevices to study complex biological processes (biofilm formation, respiration).