2014 Annual Meeting
Specials proceedings issue
AES is pleased to team again with the journal ELECTROPHORESIS to publish a special proceedings of the work presented at the AES Annual Meeting. Please click here for further details.

AES's next annual meeting will be November 16-21, 2014 in the Marriot Marquis and Hilton in Atlanta GA. The organizers for the 2014 meeting are Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte from Clemson University and Cullen Buie from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Please email them at rodrigm@clemson.edu or crb@mit.edu with any questions or if you wish to get involved with AES programming!

AES is in the process of putting together a 3 day meeting with outstanding technical sessions. AES also sponsors a Plenary and Award sessions, and events such as Lunch with Leaders, Poster Session and Networking parties.

Quick Links

  • Meeting Memories - photos from the 2014 meeting
  • Registration Information – receive significant saving on the meeting registration fee through AES!
  • Hotel Information
  • Technical Program - direct link to AICHE final program. AES program grid
  • AES Plenary Session, Tuesday, November 18th 2014, click here for details.
  • AES Business Meeting, Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 11:15 AM, Marriot Want to get involved with AES Programming? Attend the business meeting and volunteer by contacting our 2014 organizers: Cullen Buie at crb@mit.edu and Rodrigo Martinez Duarte at drmartnz@gmail.com. Business meeting location TBA
  • AES Poster Session, Monday, November 17th 2014. Late-breaking contributions from members and non-members are welcome and will be accepted until October 27th 2014. Please email abstracts to the chairs of the poster session Awards are given to the best student posters.
  • AES AWARD session, Wednesday November 19th 2014
  • AES Banquet, Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm, Morton's Steakhouse, 303 Peachtree Avenue, (404) 577-4366, cost $55/person, The distinguished speaker is LCDR Neelam D. Ghiya, US Public Health Service Health Scientist/Training & Emergency Coordinator. Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Lunch with Leaders, Monday, November 17th 2014, 11:00-12:30 pm, at Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery, 320 Peachtree St. NE, (404) 525-4400, cost $15. AES runs every year a special event for AES student members, where students have the opportunity to interact with leading researches in all areas of Electrophoresis, Electrokinetics and microfluidics. Registration is required, tickets to attend the LWL can be purchased along with your AICHE registration or can be purchased by contacting AES Executive Director Matt Hoelter at matt-aes@tds.net.
  • Special proceedings issue: This year, AES is pleased to team up for the third time with the journal ELECTROPHORESIS to publish a special proceedings issue highlighting selected manuscripts associated with the work presented at the AES Annual Meeting. Deadline for submission is December 8th 2014.
  • Networking session, Wednesday November 19th 2014, 6:00- 7:00 pm, location TBA. Join your AES colleagues for some fun and informal fellowship. Cost: Free (cash bar).

Plenary Speakers

Click here to view biosketches of each of the plenary speakers

Michael P. Hughes Brian Kirby Sumita Pennathur Jan B. Talbot Orlin Velev
University of Surrey, England
Director, Centre for Biomedical Engineering
Director, DEPtech
Associate Professor
Sibley School of Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory
Cornell University
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of California, Santa Barbara
Director, Chemical Engineering
Associate Dean, Jacobs
School of Engineering
UC San Diego
Department of Chemical
and Biomolecular Engineering
North Carolina State University

Achievement Award

Pier Giorgio Righetti

Prof. Righetti earned his Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Pavia in 1965. He then spent 3 years as a Post. Doc. at MIT and 1 year at Harvard (Cambridge, Mass, USA). He is full professor of Proteomics at the Milan’s Polytechnic.

He is in the Editorial Board of Electrophoresis, J. Proteomics, BioTechniques, Proteomics, Proteomics Clinical Applications. He has co-authored the book Boschetti, E. Righetti, P.G. Low-Abundance Proteome Discovery; State of the Art and Protocols, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2013, pp. 1-341.

He has developed isoelectric focusing in immobilized pH gradients, multicompartment electrolyzers with isoelectric membranes, membrane-trapped enzyme reactors, temperature-programmed capillary electrophoresis and combinatorial peptide ligand libraries for detection of the low-abundance proteome.

On 560 articles reviewed by the ISI Web of Knowledge (Thomson Reuters), Righetti scores 18.890 citations, with an average of 33 citations/article and with a H-index of 60. Only in the last eight years (2005-2012) he has received citations ranging from 1000 to 1200 per year. He has won the CaSSS (California Separation Science Society) award (October 2006), at that time in its 12th edition, and the Csaba Horvath Medal award, presented on April 15, 2008 by the Connecticut Separation Science Council (Yale University). In 2011, he has been nominated honorary member of the Spanish proteomics society and in 2012 he has won the prestigious Beckman award and medal granted in February at the Geneva MSB meeting.

Prof. Righetti will be presenting his talk, "The Monkey King: a personal view of the long journey towards a proteomic Nirvana".

Meet the organizers!

Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte

Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte is an Assistant Professor in Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Previous to Clemson, Dr. Martinez-Duarte obtained his PhD from the University of California, Irvine and worked as a postdoc in the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. His expertise and interests lie at the interface between micro and nanomanufacturing, carbonaceous materials, electrokinetics and microfluidics. He is considered a pioneer of carbon-electrode Dielectrophoresis, a technology for bioparticle manipulation. He has also participated in different interdisciplinary projects conducting research in Switzerland, Spain, India, Mexico and South Korea. He is a member of ASME, IEEE and Councilor for the AES Electrophoresis Society. He was the recipient of the Public Impact fellowship at UC Irvine in 2010.

Cullen R. Buie

Cullen R. Buie is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He attended The Ohio State University where he received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2003. After OSU, Cullen was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to attend Stanford University, where he obtained his M.S. (2005) and Ph.D. (2009). He then spent a year at UC Berkeley as a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow. At MIT his laboratory explores flow physics at the microscale for applications in materials science, energy and microbiology. Cullen is the recipient of numerous awards for his research including the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2012), the DuPont Young Professor Award (2013), and the DARPA Young Faculty Award (2013).