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Cullen R. Buie

Cullen R. Buie

Associate Professor
Esther & Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Chair

Room 3-248
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-253-9379  

Curriculum Vitae

Administrative Contact:
Maral Banosian
Room 3-449
Phone: 617-324-4029  

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University. 2009
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2005

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2003


Research Interests

microfluidics, microbial fuel cells, biofuels, experimental fluid mechanics, multiphase flow


Honors and Awards

Stanford Distinguished Alumni Scholar (2013)

DuPont Young Professor Award (2013)

DARPA Young Faculty Award (2013)

NSF CAREER Award (2012)

University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008)

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2007)

Link Foundation Energy Fellowship (2006)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2003)


Professional Affiliations

American Society of Mechanical Engineering

The American Physical Society

The Electrochemical Society

National Society of Black Engineers


Academic Apointments

July 2015, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Jan 2010 - Jun 2015, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Oct 2008 - Dec 2009, Visiting Scientist, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Oct 2008 - Dec 2009, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley


Select Publications

Joung, Y.S., Buie, C.R., "Scaling laws for drop impingement on porous films and papers," Physical Review E, 2014, 89, (1), 013015:1-013015:9.


Braff, W. A., Willner, D., Hugenholtz, P., Rabaey, K., Buie, C. R., "Dielectrophoresis-Based Discrimination of Bacteria at the Strain Level Based on Their Surface Properties," PLoS One, 2013, 8, (10), e76751.


Braff, W. A., Buie, C. R., Bazant, M. Z., "Boundary Layer Analysis of Membraneless Electrochemical Cells," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2013, 160, (11), A2056-A2063.


Figliuzzi, B., Buie, C. R., "Rise in Optimized Capillary Channels," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2013, 731, 142-161.


Braff, W. A., Bazant, M. Z., Buie, C. R., "Membrane-Less Hydrogen Bromine Flow Battery," Nature Communications, 2013, 4.


Chu, K.-H., Joung, Y.S., Enright, R., Buie, C.R., Wang, E.N., "Hierarchically structured surfaces for boiling critical heat flux enhancement," Applied Physics Letters, 2013, 102, p.151602.


Joung, Y.S., Buie, C.R., "A Hybrid Method Employing Breakdown Anodization and Electrophoretic Deposition for Superhydrophilic Surfaces," The Journal of Physical Chemistry: B, 2013, 117, p.1714.


Braff, W.A., Pignier, A., and Buie, C.R., "High sensitivity three-dimensional insulator-based dielectrophoresis," Lab Chip, 2012, 12, p.1327.


Joung, Y.S. and C.R. Buie, “Electrophoretic Deposition of Unstable Colloidal Suspensions for Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” Langmuir, 2011, 27, p. 4156.

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