- Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
Dr. Posner's research interests are Low Reynolds number flow and transport at micro- and nano-scale, electrokinetics, chemi/bioanalytical devices, colloidal crystallization, precision biology, optical diagnostics and spectroscopy, and microfluidic and PEM fuel cells. Dr. Posner is a member of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Electrophoresis Society. Dr. Posner's honors and awards include the 1995 Graduate Fellowship from the University of California, Irvine, the 1996 Graduate Fellowship Award from the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium, the 1997 Excellence in Experimental Research from the von Karman Institute, the 2007 ASU Faculty Mentor Award, and the 2008 NSF CAREER Award.
- PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of California-Irvine, 2001
- MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of California-Irvine, 1998
- Diploma, Fluid Dynamics, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, 1997
- fuel cells
- precision biology
- optical devices
- energy conservation
- engineering ethics
- water resource management
- solar energy systems
Hou, W., B. Yaghoubi Moghadam, C. Corredor, P. K. Westerhoff and J. D. Posner. 2012. Distribution of functionalized gold nanoparticles between water and lipid bilayers as model cell membranes. Environmental Science & Technology 46:1869-1876. DOI: 10.1021/es203661k. (link )
Benn, T., B. Cavanagh, K. D. Hristovski, J. D. Posner and P. K. Westerhoff. 2010. The release of (nano) silver from consumer products used in the home. Journal of Environmental Quality 39(6):1875-1882. DOI: 10.2134/jeq2009.0363.