Dr. Carlos Escobedo earns FEAS Excellence in Research Award

Posted on February 26, 2019


Dr. Carlos Escobedo, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, is this year’s recipient of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) Excellence in Research Award.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions by faculty members to the research environment in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) at Queen’s University. Winners of the award receive a grant of $10,000 to be used to support their research. The award is intended to reward faculty for their research leadership and for fostering collaborative growth at the graduate level within the Faculty. Only Assistant and Associate Professors from the five engineering departments are eligible and are to be nominated by heads of departments or by other faculty members.

“I feel really honored to receive this award, especially considering the abundance of high quality faculty in our university,” says Dr. Escobedo. “I am humbled to be able to receive this award as Assistant Professor and it is important for me to mention how much I feel inspired by my colleagues and collaborators since I joined Queen’s.”

Dr. Escobedo’s research involves the development of miniaturized technologies for analytical and diagnostic applications through the use and combination of microfluidics and optics. He pursues the development of novel technologies for user-based applications of high socio-economic relevance and technologies with unique abilities that facilitate scientific advances in chemistry, biology and medicine.

“Our nanostructured-based biosensing platforms can be used for many applications with high socioeconomic impact,” says Dr. Escobedo. “So far, we have demonstrated their use for detecting uropathogenic E. coli, the main microorganism responsible for urinary tract infections, but we are working in other biomedical applications. This award will help me to continue my work in biosensors and cell studies using microfluidic platforms.”