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Dr Francesco Del Giudice

Dr Francesco Del Giudice

Lecturer, Engineering

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+44 (0) 1792 604027

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Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Dr Francesco Del Giudice is the head of the Rheological Microfluidic lab at Swansea University Bay Campus. He is an enthusiast lecturer at Swansea University with the vision of transforming the healthcare diagnostics by coupling microfluidic devices and complex flow properties. This ambitious result is currently explored through:

  • Rheological and microrheological characterisation of dilute viscoelastic liquids by using novel microfluidic platforms as well as conventional techniques.
  • Design polymer solutions to be used as suspending liquids to manipulate the trajectories of particles and cells flowing in microchannels.
  • Cell encapsulation in microfluidic devices for single-cell screening

Dr Del Giudice is currently exploring new applications relating artificial intelligence and machine learning to novel diagnostic devices. New research areas in line with his vision are continuously identified to account for new developments in applied and theoretical research.

Francesco has several hobbies including reading, classic music, photography and cycling.  He is always open to face new challenges and is keen to lead other people that share his vision. He also acts as counsellor for colleagues and students that need support.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Rheology
  • Microrheology
  • Microfluidics
  • Particle/cell focusing and separation
  • Microscale flow
  • Polyelectrolytes
  • Graphene Oxide

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Francesco is interested in teaching topics related to fluid mechanics and rheology, with particular emphasis on the microfluidic-related applications. He is also interested in the environmental impact of industrial processes.

Research

Francesco's research activities sit at the boundary between chemical engineering and biomedical engineering. His vision is to transform healthcare diagnosis via viscoelasticity-enhanced microfluidic platforms.

Award Highlights

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

Collaborations

Active collaborations are in place with University of Naples Federico II, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology and Glasgow University. Current industrial partners on active projects include Dolomite Microfluidics and Flotek Industries.