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.


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

Late Breaking Abstract Submission

Deadline to submit a new late breaking abstract is June 30, 2021

Submissions are TEXT only. No figures are accepted. No files of any kind are accepted. You will receive a notification of submission.

The only format available for presentation of late breaking abstracts is POSTER.

Submissions require

  1. E-mail address and Full Name of PRESENTING author
  2. E-mail address and Full Name of PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR behind the work
  3. Preference for Oral, Poster or Poster only presentation. Only poster available for late breaking abstract
  4. Ordered list of Authors (Full Names)
  5. Department/Group/Laboratory Affiliation
  6. Institutional Affiliation
  7. Country
  8. Title of the abstract
  9. Text of the Abstract, maximum 500 words


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 envisioned conference schedule.

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


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!