Assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering
Jie Xu received a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing and a doctoral degree from Columbia University in New York City. He is a recipient of a NASA Early Career Faculty Award and a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, Young Faculty Award, and he is an elected member of the Global Young Academy.
His research involves the study of acoustofluidics, which explores the phenomena when acoustic waves meet fluids at microscale. Applications of this research include microfluidic mixing, pumping, particle manipulation, worm/sperm sorting, fish manipulation, sensing enhancement, soundproofing, and additive manufacturing. He is also researching microfluidic biosensors, which are cost-effective, user-friendly and reliable biological microfluidic chips, to address various concerns in global health.