DEP2020.1, with its new dates of July 26-28,2021, is the fourth installment of this international conference series focusing on the fundamentals, applications and breakthroughs on Dielectrophoresis (DEP). The conference started in 2014 in London followed by meetings in 2016 in Boston, USA and 2018 in Surrey, England. This is a dynamic, diverse and international community advancing the state-of-the-art in DEP for various applications including healthcare, industrial processes, and advanced manufacturing.
DEP2020 was originally planned for July 20-22, 2020 but was postponed to July 26-28 2021 due to COVID-19.
A Book of Accepted Abstracts for 2020 was published and available here for the benefit of the community.
The Book of Abstracts for 2021 can be downloaded here



  • March 1, 2021 – Abstracts Due
  • April 1, 2021 – Authors notified of abstract acceptance
  • June 30, 2021 – Late Breaking Abstracts due
  • July 15, 2021 – Pre-registration deadline
  • July 26-28 – On-site Registration (no housing available at that time)

Submit Manuscript

We would like to invite you to contribute to a Proceedings Special issue of Electrophoresis, centered on topics of interest for the Dielectrophoresis Conference 2020.1. The international Dielectrophoresis Conference series focuses on the field of electrokinetics in general and dielectrophoresis in particular. The field of electrokinetics intersects microfluidics and microdevices, biotechnology, theoretical modeling, nanotechnology, and many others. Dielectrophoresis is broadly applicable, impacting life sciences, health care, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Your contribution may be either a research article that contains original results or a review article that describes recent progress. It may cover all areas of linear and higher order electrokinetics. It may be either fundamental or applied research that will be implemented experimentally, numerically or both. The main goal of this special issue is to continue a vigorous discussion of science and engineering beyond the conference itself and ensure topics of interest are captured in a permanent and accessible record.

Deadline to submit manuscript for consideration in the Special Issue in the journal ELECTROPHORESIS is August 30, 2021

The expected publication date is set for the spring of 2022. However, all papers, once accepted, will be available online for reading and citing. There are no publications fees for publishing in ELECTROPHORESIS, page charges only apply if a research paper exceed 8 printed pages; also review articles do not page any charges as reviews unusually exceed 8 pages. Open access, which is optional, does have a cost.

Please submit your manuscript electronically at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/elpho and remember to indicate that it is intended for this special issue. You are strongly encouraged to contact any of the following guest editors with the tentative title of your contribution.

Prof. Mark A. Hayes
Arizona State University

Prof. Lisa A. Flanagan
University of California, Irvine

Prof. Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte
Clemson University


This three-day program will feature 1 Plenary Talk, 4 Keynote Presentations, Invited Oral Talks and poster sessions. Below you can find more information about our Keynote and Plenary Speakers as well as the conference schedule.

Book of Abstracts can be downloaded here

Featured Speakers

Prof. Ronald Pethig
The University of Edinburgh, UK
Prof. Sarah Du
Florida Atlantic University, USA
Prof. Leyla Esfandiari
University of Cincinnati, USA
Prof. Pablo Garcia-Sanchez
Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Prof. Alexandra Ros
Arizona State University, USA

Book of Abstracts can be downloaded here


Guest Information
Parking Info

DEP2020.1 will be held July 26-28, 2021 in Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona. The city is served by the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG). International Airports near Flagstaff include Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX), Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) and Tucson (TUS).

The company Groome offers a convenient shuttle service from PHX Airport directly to a bus station in NAU North Campus, which is a 20-min walk or 4-min drive to your lodging at The Suites in NAU. Follow this link to obtain a $5 discount on your reservation with Groome for any trips taken between July 15-August 12, 2021

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Thank you to the following sponsors!