Traffic jams, U-turns, and diodes: The physics of microbial transport

Time: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Type: Seminar Series
Presenter: Jeffrey Guasto, Tufts University
Room/Office: Room 107
Mason Lab
9 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

Fall 2022 Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science Seminar

Jeffrey Guasto
Tufts University

Traffic jams, U-turns, and diodes: The physics of microbial transport

Dr. Jeffrey S. Guasto is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University. He received both a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Physics from Lehigh University in 2003. Subsequently, Prof. Guasto earned his Sc.M. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University in 2008, where he studied interfacial colloidal dynamics and fluid slip in microfluidic channels. He was a postdoctoral research associate in the Physics Department at Haverford College from 2008 to 2010 and later, a postdoc in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT from 2010 to 2013, where he developed an interest in the bio-fluid dynamics and transport of swimming cells.  Prof.  Guasto has been a member of the faculty at Tufts University since 2013, where he  also  holds  an  adjunct  appointment  in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He teaches courses on fluid mechanics, transport, thermodynamics, and microfluidics. His current research interests are focused on the transport of swimming cells and active matter, flagellar mechanics, porous media and complex fluid flows, and microfluidics. In 2016, Prof. Guasto received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his work elucidating the transport of swimming cells in complex environments.

October 12. 2:30 p.m.
Mason Lab, Room 107
9 Hillhouse Avenue

Host: Amir Pahlavan