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Petroleum Engineering


John Oakey


Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering

Email: | Phone: 307.766.2518 

Physical Location: EN 4046, Engineering Building 

Mailing Address: Dept. 3295, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071





B.S. Chemical Engineering, Penn State University, 1997
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1999
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2003
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Engineering in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 2007-2010

Research Interests

  • Microscale Transport Phenomena, Microfluidic Processes and Applications (Flow Cytometry, Diagnostic, Prognostic and Predictive Therapeutic Devices)
  • Novel Material Synthesis and Self-Assembly (Colloidal Dynamics, Soft Matter, Composites and Biomimetic Structures)
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (Structural Tissue Development and Regeneration)

INBRE Thematic Investigator
Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences Program Faculty Member
Material Science and Engineering Program Faculty Member
Biomedical Sciences Faculty Member

Selected Publications

  • Particle Focusing in Staged Inertial Microfluidic Devices for Flow Cytometry,Oakey, J., Applegate, R., Arellano, E., Graves, S., DiCarlo, D., Toner, M., Analytical Chemistry, 82, 3862-3867, 2010.
  • Stop-Flow Lithography for the Production of Shape-Evolving Auto-erodable Microgel Particles, Hwang, D.K., Oakey, J., Toner, M., Arthur, J., Anseth, K., Lee, S., Zeiger, A., Van Vliet, K.J., Doyle, P.S., J American Chemical Society, 131, 4499-4504, 2009.
  • Microfluidic Sorting System Based on Optical Waveguide Integration and Diode Laser Bar Trapping, Applegate, R.W., Jr., Squier, J., Vestad, T., Oakey, J., Marr, D.W.M., Bado, P., Dugan, M.A., Said, A., Lab on a Chip, 6, 422-426, 2006.
  • Microfluidic Control Using Colloidal Devices, Terray, A., Oakey, J.S., Marr, D.W.M., Science, 296, 1841-1844, 2002.
See Dr. Oakey's Google Scholar citations here.
Contact Us

Petroleum Engineering

EN 4015

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4258


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