Leslie is a Professor of Chemical Engineering, an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Director of the Micro/Nanomedical Research Centre. He is also currently an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Physiology at Monash University’s Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.
Accomplishments and achievements
- 2015: RMIT University Innovation Excellence Award – Awarded in recognition of demonstrated excellence by academics in bringing innovation to their research activity in the preceding five years
- 2013-2017: Future Fellowship Level 3 – Awarded by the Australian Research Council to outstanding Australian and international mid-career researchers to promote research in areas of critical national importance.
- 2010: Eureka Prize for Early Career Research Finalist – Awarded by the Australian Museum for outstanding achievements in Australian research & innovation, science leadership, school science and science journalism & communication
- 2009-2013: Australian Research Fellowship (ARF) – Awarded by the Australian Research Council to postdoctoral researchers of exceptional promise to undertake research in Australia of national and international significance
- 2009: Monash University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher – Awarded in recognition of research excellence by an early career researcher within ten years of the start of their research careers
- 2009: Monash University Faculty of Engineering Early Career Researcher Award – Awarded in recognition of research excellence by an early career researcher within ten years of the start of their research careers
- 2008: Eureka Prize People’s Choice Award Finalist – Awarded by the Australian Museum for outstanding achievements in Australian science and science promotion/communication
- 2007: Young Tall Poppy Science Award – Awarded by the Australian Institute of Policy & Science in recognition of the achievements of outstanding young researchers in science
- 2007: Fresh Science Finalist – For new and interesting research being done by early-career scientists in Australia
- 2002: Dudley Newitt Prize - Awarded by Imperial College London for theoretical/computational PhD thesis of outstanding merit
- 1999-2001: University of London Knight Studentship in Science & Engineering – Awarded by the University of London for support of doctoral studies
- 1998-2001: Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) – Awarded by the UK Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals for support of doctoral studies
- 2000: Society of Chemical Industry Messel Fund Bursary – Travel subsidy to the International Symposium on Multi-Phase Flow and Transport Phenomena in Antalya, Turkey
- 1999: Imperial College London Beit Fellowship (declined in lieu of Knight Studentship) – Awarded by Imperial College London in support of doctoral studies
- 1998: Henry Sawistowski Travel Fellowship – Awarded by Imperial College London in recognition of best undergraduate industrial link and research project
Selected Media Releases
- Hybrid Sound Wave a ‘Game-Changer’ for Vaccines and Nebulisers. The Australian, 7 January 2016.
- A Sound Idea for Treating Lung Disease. Chemistry World, 8 December 2015 (Royal Society of Chemistry).
- Micro-motor Developed to Treat Strokes. ABC News, 24 July 2012 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
- Delivering Medicines, ABC Catalyst (Special Edition: Little Wonders – Medical Nanotechnology), Broadcast date: 25 August 2011 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
- Microfluidics Streamlines Laboratory Operations, SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) Newsroom, 7 December 2010.
- Sound-Blasting Chips for On-the-Spot Forensics, New Scientist, 24 May 2010.
- Jet Stream, Nature Research Highlights 23 July 2009, Nature 460, 439 (2009).
- Squirting Water Without a Gun, Physical Review Focus, 13 July 2009 (American Physical Society).
- Physics of Pizza Tossing for Micro-Motors, Europhysics News, Vol 40, No 4, July-August 2009 (European Physical Society).
- Earthquake on a Wafer Could Boost Asthma Relief, New Scientist, 28 May 2009.
- Drug Delivery’s a Blast, Chemical Technology, 15 May 2009 (Royal Society of Chemistry).
- If Research is Your Cup of Tea, this Eureka Moment will Stir the Blood, The Age, 16 August 2008.
- Eureka Prize People’s Choice Award, ABC Catalyst, Broadcast date: 14 August 2008 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
- Personal Website: http://www.leslieyeo.net
Leslie’s current research interests are in acoustically and electrokinetically driven microfluidics for engineering and biological applications such as drug delivery and nanomedicine, point-of-care diagnostics, tissue engineering and biosensor technology.
- 2002: PhD (Chemical Engineering), DIC – Imperial College London
- 1998: MEng (Chemical Engineering), ACGI – Imperial College London
- Editor, Biomicrofluidics (American Institute of Physics)
- Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group)
- Editorial Board Member, Interfacial Phenomena & Heat Transfer (Begell House)
- Research Evaluation Committee Member – Australian Research Council Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015
- Assistant Chair – National Health & Medical Research Council Grant Review Panel (2014)
- Technical Review Panel Member – Science & Engineering Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology & Research Singapore (A*STAR) (2014)
- Ahmed, H.,Lee, P.,Darmanin, C.,Yeo, L. (2018). A novel acoustomicrofluidic nebulization technique yielding new crystallization morphologies In: Advanced Materials, 30, 1 - 7
- Rezk, A.,Ramesan, S.,Yeo, L. (2018). Plug-and-actuate on demand: Multimodal individual addressability of microarray plates using modular hybrid acoustic wave technology In: Lab on a Chip, 18, 406 - 411
- Ahmed, H.,Rezk, A.,Carey, B.,Wang, Y.,Mohiuddin, M.,Berean, K.,Russo, S.,Kalantar Zadeh, K.,Yeo, L. (2018). Ultrafast Acoustofluidic Exfoliation of Stratified Crystals In: Advanced Materials, 30, 1 - 6
- Nguyen, E.,Lee, L.,Rezk, A.,Sabri, Y.,Bhargava, S.,Yeo, L. (2018). Hybrid surface and bulk resonant acoustics for concurrent actuation and sensing on a single microfluidic device In: Analytical Chemistry, 90, 5335 - 5342
- Marqus, S.,Ahmed, H.,Ahmed, M.,Xu, C.,Rezk, A.,Yeo, L. (2018). Increasing Exfoliation Yield in the Synthesis of MoS2 Quantum Dots for Optoelectronic and Other Applications through a Continuous Multicycle Acoustomicrofluidic Approach In: ACS applied nanomaterials, 1, 2503 - 2508
- Tan, M.,Yeo, L. (2018). Hybrid finite-difference/lattice Boltzmann simulations of microchannel and nanochannel acoustic streaming driven by surface acoustic waves In: Physical Review Fluids, 3, 1 - 23
- Ramesan, S.,Rezk, A.,Dekiwadia, C.,Jugo, C.,Yeo, L. (2018). Acoustically-mediated intracellular delivery In: Nanoscale, 10, 13165 - 13178
- Cheng, C.,Cai, Y.,Guan, G.,Yeo, L.,Wang, D. (2018). Hydrophobic Force-Driven Removal of Organic Compounds from Water by Reduced Graphene Oxides Built in Agarose Hydrogels In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57, 11177 - 11181
- Mohiuddin, M.,Wang, Y.,Zavabeti, S.,Syed, N.,Datta, R.,Ahmed, H.,Daeneke, T.,Russo, S.,Rezk, A.,Yeo, L.,Kalantar Zadeh, K. (2018). Liquid phase acoustic wave exfoliation of layered MoS2: critical impact of electric field in efficiency In: Chemistry of Materials, 30, 5593 - 5601
- Vallotton, P.,van Oijen, A.,Whitchurch, C.,et al, .,Yeo, L. (2017). Diatrack particle tracking software: Review of applications and performance evaluation In: Traffic, 18, 840 - 852
- Acoustomicrofluidic platforms for two-dimensional materials processing. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2018 from (2018 to 2020)
- Inhaled therapeutics for the treatment of childhood Tuberculosis with a next generation nebulisation platform. Funded by: Rebecca Cooper Medical Research Foundation Grant 2017 from (2018 to 2019)
- Nebulised Nano-therapeutics for the treatment of drug resistant Tuberculosis. (Grant number 414953790). Funded by: ATSE Global Connections Fund Bridging Grant 2016 onwards from (2018 to 2019)
- New strategy for managing diabetic retinopathy - evaluation of somatostatin formulations. Funded by: 111-Diabetes Australia Research Trust Grant 2018 from (2018 to 2019)
- Autonomous platform for remote aerosol-based threat neutralisation and soldier countermeasure therapeutics. Funded by: Defence Science Insitute (DSI) Grant for Scholarships from (2018 to 2021)
10 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions5 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions