Claire V. Crowther receives Blue Fingers Award

Claire V. Crowther, a Ph.D. candidate in her last year with Professor Mark A. Hayes at the Arizona State University School of Molecular Sciences, has won the inaugural Blue Fingers Award for the most outstanding graduate student paper submitted to the AES Annual Meeting, held at SciX 2018. Claire's research focuses on using electrokinetic forces to probe and separate a variety of biological samples in microfluidic devices. Various projects she works on include the development and implementation of a high-resolution separations device, rapid identification of three of the pathogenic serovars of Listeria monocytogenes, separation of protists present in the hindgut of termites, and probing the effect of various surface treatments on E. coli. AES is delighted to recognize Claire, who will be presenting her work--“The Effect of Various Surface Treatments on the Dielectrophoretic Behavior of Escherichia coli”--during the AES Lifetime Achievement Award Session (Monday, Oct. 22) honoring Professor Norman Dovichi of the University of Notre Dame.