Patrick Doyle is a professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT. His research involves fundamental and applied topics in soft matter. Much of our research is in the realms of micro/nanofluidic technologies, DNA biophysics, and rheology. A burgeoning interest is the use of microfludics to synthesize microparticles for both fundamental colloidal studies and applications, such as multiplexed sensing, drug delivery and catalysis. We utilize both experimental and computational approaches in our research in order to understand fundamental issues in a wide variety of applications ranging from lab-on-chip separations to polymer rheology.