Professor Carlos Rinaldi
Associate Editor: Professor Carlos Rinaldi
Carlos Rinaldi is a professor in the J Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering and in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida. He received his bachelor degree in chemical engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. He completed degrees in master of science in chemical engineering; master of science in chemical engineering pPractice; and doctor of philosophy in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to the University of Florida, Professor Rinaldi was an assistant station director of the MIT David H Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice, and a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.
Professor Rinaldi’s research interests are in biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles, including applications where the particles respond to applied magnetic fields by rotating, exerting forces/torques on biological structures, or dissipating the energy of the magnetic field in the form of heat. Professor Rinaldi is also interested in the fundamental fluid physics of magnetic nanoparticle suspensions, commonly referred to as ferrofluids. The work in Professor Rinaldi’s laboratory spans theoretical and simulation investigation of magnetic nanoparticle response to time varying magnetic fields, nanoparticle synthesis and modification, characterization of nanoparticle physical, chemical, and magnetic properties, and testing the interactions of magnetic nanoparticles with cells and tissues.
Professor Rinaldi has been recognized with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the International Journal of Nanomedicine Early Career Award.