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Deyu Li wins NSF Career Award

VINSE member and Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Deyu Li won the prestigious NSF Career award for his research in nanochannels used in drug discovery and drug-detection devices.

Dr. Deyu Li is developing minuscule devices that can analyze tiny samples of prospective new drugs so that development of new pharmaceuticals can be done more quickly and cheaply. An expert in nanofluidics, Li is studying the dynamics of how fluids flow and can be controlled at the nanoscale level (one billionth of a meter). This virtually uncharted territory is considered the frontier for pharmaceutical development.

Vanderbilt University