About me:

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

New research areas in line with my vision are continuously identified to account for new developments in applied and theoretical research. 

I am a very curious person which loves reading, plays piano, likes landscape photography and likes tv series. I am always open to face new challenges and I am keen to lead other people that share my vision. I act as counsellor for people in need. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Rheology
  • Microfluidics
  • Microscale flows
  • Polyelectrolytes
  • Graphene oxide

Publications

  1. Del Giudice, F. Viscoelastic focusing of polydisperse particle suspensions in a straight circular microchannel Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 23 7
  2. Del Giudice, F., D'Avino, G., Greco, F., De Santo, I., Netti, P., Maffettone, P. Rheometry-on-a-chip: measuring the relaxation time of a viscoelastic liquid through particle migration in microchannel flows Lab on a Chip 15 3 783 792
  3. Del Giudice, F., Haward, S., Shen, A. Relaxation time of dilute polymer solutions: A microfluidic approach Journal of Rheology 61 2 327 337
  4. Del Giudice, F., D’Avino, G., Greco, F., Maffettone, P., Shen, A. Fluid Viscoelasticity Drives Self-Assembly of Particle Trains in a Straight Microfluidic Channel Physical Review Applied 10 6
  5. Matsumoto, A., Del Giudice, F., Rotrattanadumrong, R., Shen, A. Rheological Scaling of Ionic-Liquid-Based Polyelectrolytes in Ionic Liquid Solutions Macromolecules 52 7 2759 2771

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Teaching

  • 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.

  • EGZ300 Environmental Engineering Practice

    Environmental impact of industrial processes is at the corner stone of process engineering. All the industrial processes are subjected to strict environmental regulations, including those on emissions and pollution. Therefore, the design of a chemical plant cannot be based on process considerations only, but it requires detailed environmental considerations. In may cases, actually, environmental considerations are those that drive the design of a specific process or unit operation. Without a quantification of the environmental impact, no productive process can be run. This class will introduce the student to the environmental pollution caused by industrial and every day life activities. We will present practical procedures to reduce pollutant (solid and gaseous) contained in industrial process streams down to the legislation level. Students will also learn how to quantify the emissions by using the IChemE sustainability metrics.

Supervision

  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Rhodri Williams
    Other supervisor: Dr Francesco Del Giudice

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 UniversitĂ  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

  • EPSRC New Investigator Award, EP/S036490/1 2019

  • 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