NSTI Nanotech 2009

Nanotubes in fluid phases

Matteo Pasquali

Matteo Pasquali

Rice University

Professional Preparation
Universita` di Bologna (Italy) Chemical Engineering Laurea (B.S.) summa cum laude, 1992
University of Minnesota Chemical Engineering Ph. D., 1999
University of Minnesota Polymer Physics 1999 (postdoctoral)

Appointments

  • Jan. 2000 – present
    Rice University, Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng. & Chemistry Professor (7/2008 – present)
    Associate Professor (7/2005 – 6/2008)
    Assistant Professor (1/2000 – 6/2005)
  • (concurrent) from 11/2005 to 2/2008 Co-Director of the Carbon Nanotechnology Laboratory
  • Sep. 1993 - Dec. 1999
    University of Minnesota, Dept. of Chemical Eng. & Materials Science
    Research Associate (6/1999 to 12/1999)
    Graduate Research Assistant and Instructor (6/1996 to 6/1999)
    Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant (9/1993 to 6/1996)
  • Mar. 1993 - May 1993 University of Bath (UK), Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Aug. 1992 - Oct. 1992 Post-graduate Research Assistant

Ongoing & Past Research Support: NSF, NIST, ONR, AFOSR, NASA, Texas Advanced Technology Program, Texas Emergent Technology Fund, 3M, ExxonMobil, MicroMed Cardiovascular, Inc., Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc.

Synergistic Activities
Spun first continuous fibers of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (w/ Smalley); demonstrated formation of aligned liquid phases of SWNTs in acids (w/ Smalley); formed thin (sub-100 nm) films of SWNTs by scalable coating-related methods; developed a new method for measuring the length and length distribution of SWNTs. Currently developing scalable methods for separating SWNTs by length and by type (metallic vs. semiconductors). Started a laboratory on rheology, fluid mechanics, and flow microscopy; currently conducting and advising theoretical, computational, and experimental research on: fluid mechanics of polymer solutions, visualization of flowing DNA, free-surface flows, finite element methods for viscoelastic flow, formation of lyotropic liquid crystals of single-walled nanotubes, fiber spinning of neat single-walled nanotubes from solutions, response of white blood cells to strain and stress. External service: Reviewer for Science, Nature Mat., Adv. Mater., JACS, J Rheol, Rheol. Acta, J. Non-Newt. Fluid Mech., J. Fluid Mech., Phys. Fluids, PRL, PRE, AIChE J, Chem. Eng. Sci., NSF, ACS Petroleum Res. Fund, NSERC (Canada). Member of Am. Chem. Soc., AIChE, Soc. Rheology, Am. Inst. Phys., Am. Phys. Soc. NSF CAREER award (2001)

Speaking in the symposium on Computational Methods, Simulation & Software Tools.


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