Andrei Fedorov




Woodruff Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Primary School/Department: 
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Title 2: 
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Office Location: 
Love 303
Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Keywords:

Microdevices for Drug & Gene Delivery, MEMS Ion Sources for Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry, Scanning Probes for BioElectroChemical Imaging on Nanoscale, Thermomechanical Aspects of Tissue Repair & Regeneration, Lab-on-a-Chip Instrumentation

Research Affiliations:

Research Center Affiliations: 
Marcus Center for Therapeutic Cell Characterization and Manufacturing (MC3M)
Center for Drug Design Development & Delivery

Research Areas:

Research Areas: 
Cancer Biology
Drug Design, Development and Delivery
Regenerative Medicine
Systems Biology

Research Interests:

Dr. Fedorov’s research is at the interface of basic sciences and engineering. His research portfolio is diverse, covering the areas of portable/ distributed power generation with synergetic carbon dioxide management, including hydrogen/CO2 separation/capture and energy storage, novel approaches to nanomanufacturing (see Figure), microdevices (MEMS) and instrumentation for biomedical research, and thermal management of high performance electronics. Dr. Fedorov's research includes experimental and theoretical components, as he seeks to develop innovative design solutions for the engineering systems whose optimal operation and enhanced functionality require fundamental understanding of thermal/fluid sciences.

Applications of Dr. Fedorov’s research range from fuel reformation and hydrogen generation for fuel cells to cooling of computer chips, from lab-on-a-chip microarrays for high throughput biomedical analysis to mechanosensing and biochemical imaging of biological membranes on nanoscale.

The graduate and undergraduate students working with Dr. Fedorov's lab have a unique opportunity to develop skills in a number of disciplines in addition to traditional thermal/fluid sciences because of the highly interdisciplinary nature of their thesis research. Most students take courses and perform experimental and theoretical research in chemical engineering and applied physics. Acquired knowledge and skills are essential to starting and developing a successful career in academia as well as in many industries ranging from automotive, petrochemical and manufacturing to electronics to bioanalytical instrumentation and MEMS.