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Niel D. Crews, Jr.Crews Photo

I am an Assistant Professor at Louisiana Tech University, as of August of 2008. Here at the IfM,
I am able to associate and collaborate with world-
class researchers, skilled staff, capable administrators, quality students, and good friends. I have been found saying that this "is the greatest job in the whole wide world".

Prior to this appointment, I held a postdoctoral position in the Pathology research lab of Carl Wittwer, the patron saint of rapid cycle PCR. I obtained a Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah in 2008, under the tutelage of my advisor, Bruce Gale (Microfluidics), Carl Wittwer (Pathology), and Tim Ameel (Thermal Sciences). With their guidance, I developed an expertise in microfluidic thermal systems for biological applications. I am grateful to be able to move forward in this vibrant research area as a faculty member at Tech.