Hywel Morgan completed his undergraduate degree in electronic engineering in 1981 and his PhD in biophysics in 1985, both at the University of Wales. In 1993 he was appointed to a lectureship at the University of Glasgow, where he developed a research programme in AC electrokinetics. In 2001 he was appointed professor at Glasgow. In 2001 he was awarded a Royal Society-Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship and took a sabbatical at the University of Oxford. In 2003 he moved to the University of Southampton where he is currently professor of Bioelectronics. In 2004 he won the Desty memorial prize for innovation in separation science. He has broad research interests in microfluidics, ranging from fundamental understanding and exploitation of AC electrokinetic and electrohydrodynamic phenomena to the development of complex microfluidic systems with applications ranging from medical diagnostics to environmental monitoring. He publishes widely (160 peer reviewed journal papers, and over 100 conference publications), has written 6 book chapters and co-authored a text-book on AC electrokinetics. He consults widely for industry (including Philips). He is director of the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.