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Faculty & research

Christopher Neils

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Associate Teaching Professor

  • (206) 685-3021
  • BIOE N310e


  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2000
  • BS, Aeronautics & Astronautics, MIT, 1990

Previous appointments

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, UW Bioengineering (Albert Folch), 2001-2003

Select publications

  1. Christopher Neils, Zachary Tyree, Bruce Finlayson, Albert Folch, 2004, Combinatorial mixing of microfluidic streams, Lab on a Chip, vol 4, p 342-350.
  2. C.M. Neils and K.R. Diller, 2004, An optical-axis freezing stage for laser-scanning microscopy of broad ice–water interfaces, J. Microscopy, vol 216, p 249-262.
  3. H.R. Harmison, K.R. Diller, J.R. Walsh, C.M. Neils and J.J. Brand, 1998, Measurement of Cell Volume Loss in the Liquid Region Preceding an Advancing Phase Change Interface. Annals of the NYAS, vol 858, p 276-283.
  4. Chia-Hsien Hsu, Christopher Neils, Anna Tourovskaia, Albert Folch, 2002, “Microcanals” for modulation of the microfluidic environment of cultured cells. Proc. 2nd Joint IEEE-EMBS/BMES Conference, vol 2, p 1681-1683.
  5. C.M. Neils, A. Tourovskaia, B. Weigl, A. Folch, 2002, Combinatorial microfluidic devices for cell biology. Proc. 2nd Annual International IEEE-EMB Special Topic Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine & Biology, 2002, p 148-151.
  6. C.M. Neils, L.J. Hayes and K.R. Diller, Interface Shape Control in a Cylindrical Directional Solidification Stage. Advances in Heat and Mass Transfer in Biotechnology, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) HTD vol 363 / BED vol 44, 1999, pp. 189-194.

Honors & awards

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, UW Department of Bioengineering, 2008, 2011
  • Distinguished Staff Award, UW Department of Bioengineering, 2004
  • Student poster award, Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, 1998
  • O.L. Chenoweth Engineering Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995-98
  • University Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995-96
  • Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society, Massachusetts Beta chapter, 1988
  • Sigma Gamma Tau aeronautical engineering honor society, 1987
  • Navy ROTC scholarship, 1985-89
  • Kalin Award, Mu Alpha Theta national math society, 1985