Eric Shaqfeh is the Lester Levi Carter Professor of Chemical and of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. He is also most recently (as of 2004) a faculty member in the Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford.
Shaqfeh’s current research interests include non-Newtonian fluid mechanics (especially in the area of elastic instabilities, and turbulent drag reduction), nonequilibrium polymer statistical dynamics (focusing on single molecules studies of DNA), and suspension mechanics (particularly particles in viscoelastic fluids and particles/vesicles/capsules in microfluidics). His latest work focusses on using microfluidics to measure the flexibility of red blood cells as biomarkers for disease and developing micro-swimmers in elastic fluids. He has authored or co-authored over 200 publications and now serves as an Associate Editor of the Physical Review Fluids. He also serves on the boards of five other international journals.
Shaqfeh has received a number of awards including the 2011 Bingham Medal from the Society of Rheology and the 2018 Alpha Chi Sigma Award from the AICHE. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2001), the Society of Rheology(2015), and the AICHE (2019). He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2013.