The Life and Work of Dr. Edward Furlani

I.H. Karampelas
United States

Keywords: applied magnetics, microsystems technology, optoelectronics, inkjet system


Ed Furlani was a serial innovator, an inspiring leader and mentor, and a good friend to many of us in the Nanotech / TechConnect community. He is still one of Kodak's most prolific inventors making notable contributions to the fields of applied magnetics, microsystems technology, optoelectronics and inkjet systems resulting in 152 U.S. patents and numerous publications. He was elevated to a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of this work. After 27 years at Kodak he transitioned to the University at Buffalo in 2011 where he established a world-class research group. His latest projects spanned applications of microfluidics, additive manufacturing, biosensing, energy storage, nanophotonics and bio-applications of magnetic particles. Ed was one of the founders of the TechConnect World Innovation Conferences. The annual Micro & Bio Fluidics, Lab-on-Chip symposium, which he established more than a decade ago, remains one of the highlights of the event. This special session will spotlight research and innovations from colleagues, collaborators, and former students. If you were inspired by Ed's life and work please submit an abstract describing your current research and participate in this celebration.