Leslie M. Shor


Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Ph.D., Rutgers University (2002)

Research Focus

  • Microbial Systems Engineering
  • Agriculture Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Microfluidics & BioMEMS

Awards and Honors

  • 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


hor, LM, JF Chau, DJ Gage. “Methods and Systems to Replicate Soil Properties.” US Patent No. 10,101,312 issued October 16, 2018.

Guo, YS, JM Furrer, AL Kadilak, HF Hinestroza, DJ Gage, YK Cho, LM Shor LM. 2018. “Bacterial Extracellular Polymeric Substances Amplify Water Content Variability at the Pore Scale.” Frontiers in Environmental Science. 6:93

Soufan, R, Y Delaunay, L Vieublé, LM Shor, P Garnier, W Otten, PC Baveye. 2018. “Pore-scale monitoring of the effect of microarchitecture on fungal growth in a two-dimensional soil-like micromode.” Frontiers in Environmental Science. 6:68.

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.

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Leslie Shor
Contact Information
Mailing Address191 Auditorium Road, Unit 3222, Storrs, CT 06269-3222
Office LocationCastleman Engineering Building