About me:

Enthusiast lecturer at Swansea University! During my career I acquired the following scientific skills:

  1. Rheological and microrheological characterisation of viscoelastic fluids
  2. Use of viscoelastic fluids for cell/particle manipulation in microchannels
  3. Complex fluid characterisation with home-designed microfluidic chips

Besides work, I enjoy a lot people, sharing connections and moments with my friends. I love reading newspaper, books (exploration-related) and I love to be always updated on the word surrounding me. I spend several hours of my life in playing piano, taking pictures, focusing on landscapes, geometries and street photography.

Finally, I like acting as a counsellor all the people that need of any help.

Areas of Expertise

  • Rheology
  • Microfluidics

Publications

  1. & Filling the gap between transient and steady shear rheology of aqueous graphene oxide dispersions. Rheologica Acta 57(4), 293-306.
  2. & “From the Edge to the Center”: Viscoelastic Migration of Particles and Cells in a Strongly Shear-Thinning Liquid Flowing in a Microchannel. Analytical Chemistry 89(24), 13146-13159.
  3. & Shear rheology of graphene oxide dispersions. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering 16, 23-30.
  4. & When Microrheology, Bulk Rheology, and Microfluidics Meet: Broadband Rheology of Hydroxyethyl Cellulose Water Solutions. Macromolecules 50(7), 2951-2963.
  5. & Relaxation time of dilute polymer solutions: A microfluidic approach. Journal of Rheology 61(2), 327-337.

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Teaching

  • EG-101 Chemical and Environmental Engineering Laboratory

    The Chemical and Environmental Engineering Laboratory module is designed to give relevant experimental experience to benefit both chemical and environmental engineeers. This module aims to develop skills in acquisition, processing, error analysis, and interpretation of experimental data; to develop skills in presentation and communication of experimental and technical information; and to provide practical exposure to topics presented in lecture based modules.

  • EG-160 Fluid Mechanics 1

    The module provides an introduction to the methods that can be employed by engineers for the analysis of basic problems involving stationary and flowing fluids.

  • EGA326 Chemical Engineering Design Project

    This module aims to give students experience in handling a complex and integrated engineering process design. This task will require, and so reinforce, the material taught throughout the undergraduate course and an additional amount of material from directed private study. The module provides transferable skills related to working in a team environment on a major project.

  • EGZ300 Environmental Engineering Practice

    This class will introduce the student to environmental problems and to practical actions to reduce the environmental impact of industrial processes.

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
May 2018 Present Lecturer Swansea University
December 2015 April 2018 Postdoctoral Scholar Okinawa Institute of Science and technology
April 2012 April 2015 Fellow Center for advanced biomaterials for healthcare applications, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
April 2012 April 2015 PhD Student Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II

Awards And Prizes

Date Description
2017 Soft Matter Poster Award at Annual European Rheology Conference, Copenhagen
2012 Panta Rei award for the best master thesis in rheology
2011 European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University

Key Grants and Projects

  • Incentive Program-Support for KAKENHI grant applications 2017 - 2018

  • Travel grant from the Chemical and biological system society (Washington, United States) 2016

  • Travel Grant from the International Centre for Mechanical Science (Udine, Italy) 2014