Leslie Yeo Ph.D.

Yeo, Leslie
Position Department / Business Unit
Senior Lecturer Micro/Nanophysics Research Laboratory
Institution Disciplines
Monash University Engineering
City State / Provence
Clayton Victoria
Country Website
Australia link
+ 61 3 9905 4943


Dr Leslie Yeo is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Monash University, Australia. Together with Dr James Friend, he established the Micro/Nanophysics Research Laboratory shortly after joining the department as a Lecturer in 2005. This follows a postdoctoral stint with Professor Hsueh-Chia Chang at the Center for Microfluidics and Medical Diagnostics, University of Notre Dame in 2003/4 and industrial experience as a Mathematical Modeller at Det Norske Veritas in 2002/3. Dr Yeo had previously completed his MEng and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London in 1998 and 2002, respectively. His PhD thesis, with Dr Omar Matar involved the theoretical investigation of Marangoni (surface tension gradient) driven drop coalescence dynamics and how it relates to phase inversion of liquid-liquid dispersions. For his work, Dr Yeo was awarded the Dudley Newitt prize for a theoretical/computational thesis of outstanding merit. His PhD studies were supported through two awards, namely the Overseas Research Scholarship and the University of London Knight Studentship in Science & Engineering.


Research Interests

Dr Yeo's current research at the Micro/Nanophysics Research Laboratory is primarily focussed on elucidating the fundamental physicochemical hydrodynamics associated with electrically and acoustically driven microfluidic transport. In addition, we also seek to apply these fundamental studies to novel ways for actuating and manipulating both fluids and particles in microscale and nanoscale devices for various biomicrofluidic applications such as drug delivery, high-throughput drug screening, biosensor technology, robotic surgery and other lab-on-a-chip type applications.

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