- Post Doctoral
MIT Unit Affiliation:
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
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- Fluid mechanics and transport of microbes
- Physical aspects of bacterial suspensions and biofilm formation
- Separation processes of colloidal and nanoparticle dispersions
The purpose of the work described in this thesis is to investigate nonequilib- rium effects arising in nanoparticle dispersions by means of optical methods. The research done has been mainly experimental, sometimes associated with a numerical simulation study when the development of an apparatus or to better understand the investigating phenomena demand it. The applica- tion field is that one of soft condensed matter physics, more specifically nanometer-size colloidal suspensions in presence of external forces or out-of- equilibrium conditions such as in presence of thermal gradients.
Top 5 Awards and honors (name of award, date received):
5 Recent Papers:
Rusconi R, Guasto JS, Stocker R. 2014. Bacterial transport suppressed by fluid shear. Nature Physics 10:212–217.
Rusconi R, Garren M, Stocker R. 2014. Microfluidics Expanding the Frontiers of Microbial Ecology. Annual Review of Biophysics 43:65–91.
Rusconi R, Lecuyer S, Autrusson N, Guglielmini L, Stone HA. 2011. Secondary flow as a mechanism for the formation of biofilm streamers.
Biophysical Journal 100:1392–1399.
Rusconi R, Lecuyer S, Guglielmini L, Stone HA. 2010. Laminar flow around corners triggers the formation of biofilm streamers.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface 7:1293–1299.
Rusconi R, Stone HA. 2008. Shear-Induced Diffusion of Platelike Particles in Microchannels. Physical Review Letters 101:254502.