Professor Wereley has bachelor’s degrees in Physics (Lawrence University, 1990) and Mechanical Engineering (Washington University, St. Louis, 1990) followed by master’s and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University (1992 and 1997). He is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, where he has been working since 1999, and a Fellow at the Center of Smart Interfaces, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany). Professor Wereley served as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at both Technische Universität Darmstadt (2007) and Universität der Bundeswehr (2009).
His current research interests focus on fluid flows in microscopic domains, commonly known as microfluidics. Professor Wereley is the co-author of the monographs Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidics (Artech House, 2002 and 2006) and Particle Image Velocimetry: A Practical Guide (Springer, 2007). The latter book led to his involvement with the oil spill.