Katherine Elvira

Katherine Elvira

Assistant Professor

PhD 2012 (Imperial College London)
Senior Scientist and Lecturer 2016 (ETH Zürich)

Office: Elliott 306
: +1 250-721-7165
: +1 250-721-7147
: kelvira@uvic.ca
Web: http://web.uvic.ca/~kelvira/


My research focuses on developing microfluidic (lab-on-a-chip) technologies for use in drug discovery and healthcare applications, with a strong interest in commercialisation and industrial collaborations. I work at the interface of chemistry, biology, and engineering, with projects ranging from droplet-based cell assays to surfactant kinetics, artificial cells, surface chemistry and computational structure optimization.

Further information on my research and open positions can be found on my website (Elvira Lab –Microfluidics for healthcare and drug discovery), GoogleScholar lists all my publications and metrics, and my CV is shown on my LinkedIn profile.


My teaching interests include analytical chemistry and microfluidic technologies.