Andrei G. Federov, PhD


Andrei is the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Professor and Rae S. and Frank H. Neely Chair at the Georgia Institute of Technology Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. His scientific training and expertise are in electrohydrodynamics, complex fluids, (bio)chemical reaction engineering, biophysics and MEMS/nanotechnology. Andrei is also co-founder of a successful start-up company, OpenCell Technologies, which commercializes electrosonic microarray technology for high efficacy biomolecule delivery and gene transfection. As a serial entrepreneur and engineering professor with 20+ years of experience, Andrei has invented numerous technologies in diverse fields from thermal management and power generation devices to bioanalytical technologies.

Andrei’s bioanalytical instrumentation development includes microfabricated ion sources for mass spectrometry, scanning electrochemical and mass spectrometry nanoprobes, environmental scanning electron microscopy of biomaterials, and microfluidic devices for separation/pre-concentration of biomolecules and gene/drug delivery. Andrei has authored over 150 archival journal papers and is an inventor on over 50 issued and pending patents. Further information is available at

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