de Mello, Andrew, Prof. Dr.

Prof. Dr. Andrew de Mello

Inst. f. Chemie- u. Bioing.wiss. 

HCI  F 115 

Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10

8093 Zürich


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Research area

Andrew deMello’s research group is engaged in a broad range of activities in the general area of microfluidics and nanoscale science.

Primary specializations include the development of microfluidic devices for high-throughput analysis, ultra-sensitive optical detection techniques, nanofluidic reaction systems for chemical synthesis, novel methods for nanoparticle synthesis, the exploitation of semiconducting materials in diagnostic applications and the development of intelligent microfluidics.

More recently, a key research focus has been the development of droplet-based microfluidic systems for the processing of biological systems and live organisms.

Curriculum Vitae

Andrew de Mello has been Professor of Biochemical Engineering in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zurich since 2011.

He was born in London, UK.

Professor de Mello obtained a First Class Honours degree in Chemistry from Imperial College London in 1992 and was awarded a Ph.D. in Molecular Photophysics at the same institution in 1995.

After carrying out postdoctoral work with Richard A. Mathies at the University of California, Berkeley he returned to the UK and joined the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London as the AstraZeneca Lecturer of Analytical Sciences in 1997. He was promoted to the rank of (Full) Professor of Chemical Nanosciences in January 2004.


Year Distinction
2009 Clifford Paterson Medal, The Royal Society, London, UK
2009 Corday Morgan Medal, Royal Society of Chemistsry, UK
2007 Clark Memorial Lectureship, California State University, California, USA
2004 Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
2002 SAC Silver Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

Course Catalogue

Autumn Semester 2017

Number Unit
529-0010-00L Chemistry 
529-0690-00L ICB Seminars on Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 
529-0837-00L Biomicrofluidic Engineering 
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