About the Author
Jean Berthier is a scientist at the CEA/LETI and teaches at the University of Grenoble. He received an engineering diploma from the Institut National Polytechnique, and an MS in mathematics from the University of Grenoble, France. He is presently involved in the development of microdevices for liquid-liquid extraction (LLE), flow focusing devices (FFD) for bio-encapsulation of live cells, microfluidic resonators for high sensitivity biodetection and numerical methods for the prediction of droplets and interfaces behavior in microsystems.He is the first author of the book The Physics of Microdroplets (Wiley-Scrivener 2012). Kenneth Brakke is Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. He received his PhD in Mathematics from Princeton University, in the field of Geometric Measure Theory. Since 1988 he has written and maintained his freely-available Surface Evolver software, which shows computer models of liquid surfaces. He is the second author of the book The Physics of Microdroplets (Wiley-Scrivener 2012). Erwin Berthier is the VP of R&D of Tasso, Inc, a biotechnology startup that is developing blood sample collection and analysis technologies based on open microfluidic concepts as well as an affiliate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington. He has received a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he became an expert in user-centered microfluidic technologies. His believes that technologies must be made simpler to disseminate, be widely adopted, and find killer applications.