Paul Kauffmann has a background of Physics applied to Life Sciences, and especially in electromagnetic and electrodynamic bio-manipulation in microfluidic environment. After graduating from PHELMA-Physics (Grenoble-INP) and a Research Masters in Physics for Life Sciences (UJF - Grenoble), he did his PhD in magnetic MEMS applied to microfluidics and Biology. He carried out his research between G2Elab (Grenoble Electrical Engineering Lab), and GME/Biopuces (specialized in biology - CEA). His multiphysics project led him to knit multiple collaborations with LMGP (Phelma) and with DTBS (Leti/CEA), collaborations which are still active today. He developed during his PhD a complete original method of contactless manipulation of cells and droplets based on diamagnetic levitation above micro-magnets. As the papers from his PhD show, he developed skills in electromagnetic simulation microfabrication, microfluidics, instrumentation and cell manipulation. His PhD was completed in 2 years and received the InPG award (2nd out of 414 thesis in 2009/2010). He decided to broaden his skills in microfludics and electromagnetism by doing a post-doctoarte at UCSB (Univ. of California Sta Barbara – Prof. Igor Mezic’s lab), where he is currently developing electrokinetics applied to micro-mixing. During his postdoc, he designed a new microfabrication technique, and high sensitivity 2D & 3D micro PIV methods to characterize electrokinetics vortices with velocities down to 10 nm.s-1. His results helped to enhance new electrokinetic model and to design a mixing method based on overlapping vortices (1 patent pending). In addition he applied his skills as a scientific consultant to the newly created startup Ifluidics, dedicated to the creation of mixing bioassay microplates.