Kevin D. Dorfman

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Engineering next-generation genomics technologies

Section A, Location 14

Kevin Dorfman’s research applies chemical engineering concepts to analyze “lab-on-a-chip” methods for manipulating DNA molecules for genomics. His group uses a combination of clean-room nanofabrication, single molecule DNA microscopy experiments, and state-of-the-art computational modeling to uncover the basic physical principles underlying how these technologies operate. Dorfman is particularly known for applying this integrated approach to genome mapping in nanochannels, a new method for locating large-scale variations in human genomes.