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Ruben Emilio Diaz-Rivera, Ph.D.

email: rdiaz@me.uprm.edu
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Current Projects with MBRS-SCORE funds:
Viability of Single Cells Flowing through Microfluidic Channels Designed for Bioelectronic Applications



B.S. Mechanical Engineering, (2000)University of Puerto Rico, MayagŁez, PR.
Ph.D. Mechanical/Bioengineering, (2005) University of California, Berkeley.

Professional Experience:

2007 - Present

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico,
Mayagüez, PR.

Honors and Awards:

  • Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company Research Scholarship, University of California at Berkeley , 2000-2005

  • Sloan Scholar, University of California at Berkeley, 2002-2005

  • Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship, Gordon Research Conference on Bioelectrochemistry, 2006


  • Diaz-Rivera, R.E., and B. Rubinsky, Electrical and thermal characterization of nanochannels between a cell and a silicon based micro-pore. Biomedical Microdevices, 2006. 8(1): p. 25-34

  • Diaz, R.E., and B. Rubinsky. A single cell study on the temperature effects of electroporation. in Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. 2004. November 13-19, 2004, Anaheim, California, USA: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Phone: (787) 834 3165
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e-mail: mbrs[AT]uprm[dot]edu
University of Puerto Rico at MayagŁez
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Main Building, Office 210
Mayaguez, PR