Robert H. Austin
Professor of Physics
Ph.D. 1976, University of Illinois
Robert Austin's interests have broadened over the years from protein dynamics, in which he still is involved using picosecond infrared light sources, to include DNA dynamics and DNA sequence-dependent structures and lately the use of microfabrication and nanofabrication technologies in biotechnology. The work involving microfabrication has also broadened to include separation of cells in microfabricated structures, ultra-rapid mixing techniques for biological reactions and studies of cell-cell communication.