Professor Dino Di Carlo is one of the three UCLA Engineering Faculty awardees to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House, following Jonathan Hopkins from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Benjamin Williams from the Department of Electrical Engineering.
“Di Carlo is leading research on unique physics, microenvironment control, and the potential for automation associated with miniaturized systems for applications in basic biology, medical diagnostics, and cellular and tissue engineering. His Biomicrofluidics Laboratory develops of a number of tools from novel high-throughput 3D microparticle printers, to next generation measurements of rare cells that promise to transform blood tests.
Di Carlo has received numerous honors for his work including young researcher awards from the U.S. Office of Naval Research; the National Science Foundation; the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; the National Institutes of Health; and most recently from the Materials Research Society. He’s also received the Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering; the Coulter Translational Research Award, and the Pioneers of Miniaturization Award.
Di Carlo received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco and was a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He joined UCLA in 2008 and is a member of the California NanoSystems Research Institute and Director of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Nanotechnology Program.”