Emil J. Geiger
Assistant Professor

PhD 2008, University of California, Berkeley
MS 2006, University of California, Berkeley
BS 2003, Louisiana State University

Phone: (775) 682-7481
Fax: (775) 784-1701
Office:  Palmer Engineering 212A
E-mail: ejg@unr.edu
Website: http://wolfweb.unr.edu/~ejg/
Address: Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, MS 312; University of Nevada, Reno; Reno, NV 89557

Research/outreach areas:

  • Polymer-based microsystems for biological applications including biomedical applications and biofuel technology.

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
  • 2009 R&D 100 award for work on the department of energy's artificial retina project.
  • 2003-2007 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2006 National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship

Relevant past experience

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Center for Meso, Micro, and Nano Technology (2008-2010)

Career Overview

Emil J. Geiger received his B.S. with Honors in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 2003. While at LSU, he worked as an undergraduate researcher building polymeric devices with both hot-embossing and injection molding. In 2006, he received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. His Masterís work involved using plastic injection molding to encapsulate and package discrete silicon-based microfluidic components. He graduated from UC Berkeley with his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2008. His Ph.D. research involved developing a highly-functional, polymer-based microfluidic device. From 2008-2010, he was a post-doctoral researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. There he worked on developing polymer-based microelectrode arrays for neural applications including a retinal prosthesis (http://artificialretina.energy.gov/). His current interests lie in developing polymer based microsystems for biological applications.

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