Aaron Wheeler

University of Toronto
  • Canada Research Chair in Microfluidic Bioanalysis
  • Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Professor, Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Professor Aaron Wheeler earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2003 from Stanford University. After a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA from 2003-2005, Wheeler moved to Canada, to join the faculty of Chemistry at the University of Toronto. He is the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair of Microfluidic Bioanalysis; recent awards include the Lab on a Chip Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lectureship and the Sciex Microscale Separations Innovations Medal. Dr. Wheeler’s research interests are in the development of microfluidic tools to solve problems in chemistry, biology, and medicine. One of the key technologies used in the Wheeler Lab is digital microfluidics (or DMF), which enables the manipulation of discrete fluidic droplets on the surface on an array of electrodes coated with a hydrophobic insulator.