Alumni

We thank former BAM organizers for volunteering their time and energy to improve the local microfluidics community.

Yatian Qu (2016-2021)

Dr. Yatian Qu was the co-founder of Bay Area Microfluidics Network and she led the organizing team from 2017-2020. She is currently working as a Principal Research Engineer at Facebook Reality Labs Research where she leads a team to work on solving interaction problems. Prior to Facebook, she worked as a Sr. Microfluidics Engineer in JUUL Labs (2019-2020) and Sr. Microfluidics Engineer and Team Lead at Purigen Biosystems (2016-2019). She received her M.S. (2012) and Ph.D. (2016) in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. For her graduate study, she worked with Prof. Juan Santiago in Stanford Microfluidics Laboratory. Yatian was the recipient of Lawrence Scholar Fellowship from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Ginzton Research Assistantship Award from Stanford University. She has diverse research experiences in microfluidics, including high viscosity liquid manipulation and delivery, developing novel electrophoresis techniques to extract nucleic acids and proteins from biological samples and developing high performance water desalination systems using porous carbon materials. She was the lead researcher in a large collaborative and multi-disciplinary Stanford-LLNL team. Yatian is passionate about microfluidics, interdisciplinary research and sustainable technologies. She enjoys hiking, sketching, playing with her son and learning new things in her free time.