Boris Stoeber is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where he holds a joint position with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received the diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, and the diploma degree in General Engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, both in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A., in 2002. Before joining the University of British Columbia he was a postdoctoral scientist with the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests are in the area of microsystem technology including microelectromechanical system (MEMS) design and fabrication, microsensors and actuators, for applications in optical systems, environmental monitoring and in the biomedical area including the development and application of microneedles. Furthermore, he is working in the area of flow control in microfluidic devices and the study of complex microflow phenomena.