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Leslie M. Shor

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Associate Professor

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
191 Auditorium Road
Storrs, CT 06269-3222
Phone: (860) 486-3136
Email:  Web:


  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2002


Research Focus

  • Biotechnology
  • Microfluidics
  • Microbial Assay Systems



  • National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium Selectee, 2011
  • SWE Faculty Appreciation Award (Vanderbilt Chapter), 2007
  • National Institutes of Health Biotechnology Training Program Fellow, 1996-1999


Current Publications

Markov DA, PC Samson, DK Schaffer, A Dhummakupt, JP Wikswo, and LM Shor. 2010. “Window on a Microworld: Simple Microfluidic Systems for Studying Microbial Transport in Porous Media.” Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) 39.

Markov, D.A., S. Manuel, L.M. Shor, S. Opalenik, J.P. Wikswo, and P. Samson. 2010. “Tape-underlayment, rotary-node (TURN) valves for simple on-chip microfluidic flow control.” Biomedical Microdevices 12(1):135-44.

Rodenburg, L.A., S.N. Valle, M.A. Panero, G.R. Muñoz, and L.M. Shor. 2010. “Mass Balances on Selected Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the NY/NJ Harbor.” Journal of Environmental Quality 39:642-653.

Wang, W., L.M. Shor, E.J. LeBoeuf, J.P. Wikswo, G.L. Taghon and D.S. Kosson. 2008. “Protozoa migration in bent microfluidic channels.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74(6) 1945-1949.

Wang, W., L.M. Shor, E.J. LeBoeuf, J.P. Wikswo, and D.S. Kosson. 2005. “Mobility of protozoa through narrow channels.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71(8) 4628-463.

Shor, L.M., K.J. Rockne, L. Y. Young, G.L. Taghon, and D.S. Kosson. 2004. “Combined effects of contaminant desorption and toxicity on risk from PAH contaminated sediments.” Risk Analysis: An International Journal 24(5) 1109-1120.

Shor, L.M., W. Liang, K.J. Rockne, G.L. Taghon, L. Y. Young, and D.S. Kosson. 2003. “Intra-aggregate mass transport-limited bioavailability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to Mycobacterium strain PC01.” Environmental Science & Technology 37(8) 1545-1552.

Shor, L.M., K.J. Rockne, L. Y. Young, G.L. Taghon, and D.S. Kosson. 2003. “Desorption kinetics for field-aged polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from sediments.” Environmental Science & Technology 37(8) 1535-1544.