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Patrick S. Doyle is the Singapore Research Professor and Chair of Graduate Studies in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute Curie in Paris. A major theme of his research is the translation of molecular understanding of transport phenomena into new microfluidics-based processes. His lab studies a number of problems in soft matter with an emphasis on single molecule DNA dynamics, polymer physics, microrheology, and microfluidic processes. He has developed new methods for the synthesis of complex microgel particles by combining microfluidics and lithography in a process called Flow Lithography. One application is barcoded microgel particles for multiplexed biosensing. In 2010 he cofounded the company Firefly Bioworks which is commercializing these barcoded particle technologies. Among his awards are a NSF Career Award, 3M Innovation Award, Royal Society of Chemistry Pioneer in Miniaturization, Rothschild-Yvette Mayent Award, and Guggenheim Fellow. He has delivered several named Lectureships, including the Colburn Memorial Lecture, Thiele Lectureship, Van Ness Lectures, Stratis V. Sotirchos Memorial Lectureship and Royal Society of Chemistry Soft Matter Lectureship.