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Carlos Rinaldi, Ph.D.

email: crinaldi@uprm.edu
Web page:  Carlos Rinaldi
Current Projects with MBRS-SCORE funds:
Magnetite Nanoparticle Cytotoxicity and Transport in Caco-2 Cells with Aplications in Magnetocytolysis

 

Education:

M.S. Chemical Engineering (2001). Massachusetts Intitute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
M.S.  Chemical Engineering Practice (2001).  Massachusetts Intitute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Ph.D.  Chemical Engineering (2002), Massachusetts Intitute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

Professional Experience:
2002-Present:
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR.
2002 (May-Aug):
Station Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology David H. Koch School of Chemical
Engineering Practice, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Station, Mizushima, Japan.

Honors and Awards:

  • Janice Lumpkin Future Minority Faculty Award recipient 2001.

  • J. Edward Vivian Award for Exemplary Performance and Commitment to the David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice class of 1999-2000.

  • National Science Foundation Scholar 1998-2001.

  • Luis Stefani Rafucci Prize 1998 – awarded to top student in graduating class, UPR-RUM.

Publications:

  • Rinaldi, C. and M. Zahn, “Spin-magnetization coupling in spin-up flow of ferrofluids.” Submitted for publication in Journal of Fluid Mechanics.

  • Calero DdelC, V†, O. Perales-Perez, and C. Rinaldi, “Synthesis and characterization of cobalt substituted ferrite nanoparticles,” submitted for publication in Nanotechnology.

  • Herrera, A.P.†, O. Resto, J. G. Briano, and C. Rinaldi, “Synthesis and agglomeration of gold nanoparticles in reverse micelles,” submitted for publication in Nanotechnology.

  • Rinaldi, C., F. Gutman‡, X. He, A.D. Rosenthal, M. Zahn, “Magnetoviscosity and torque measurements on ferrofluid cylinders in rotating magnetic fields,” accepted for publication in Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.

  • Calero, V.†, C. Rinaldi, M. Zahn, “Magnetic fluid and magnetic nanoparticle based sensors,” accepted for publication in Encyclopedia of Sensors, C. A. Grimes, E. C. Dickey, and M. V. Pishko, Eds., American Scientific Publishers.

  • Rinaldi, C. and M. Zahn (2004), “Ferrohydrodynamic instabilities in DC magnetic fields,” Journal of Visualization, 7(1): 8.

  • Rosenthal, A.D., C. Rinaldi, and M. Zahn (2004), “Torque measurements in spin-up flow of ferrofluids.” ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 126(2): 198-205.

  • Lorenz, C., C. Rinaldi and M. Zahn (2004), “Hele-Shaw ferrohydrodynamics for simultaneous in-plane rotating and vertical DC magnetic fields,” Journal of Visualization, 7(2): 109.

  • Franklin, T., C. Rinaldi, J.M.W. Bush, and M. Zahn (2004), “Deformation of ferrofluid sheets due to an applied magnetic field transverse to jet flow,” Journal of Visualization, 7(3):175.

  • Rinaldi, C., T. Franklin, M. Zahn, and T. Cader (2004), “Applications of Magnetic Fluids Containing Magnetic Nanoparticles.” Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, J.A. Schwarz, C. Contescu, and K. Putyera, Editors. Marcel Dekker.

  • A.P. Herrera†, E. Vicuña, C. Rinaldi, M.E. Castro, L. Sola, R. Irizarry and J.G. Briano (2004), “Growth Kinetics of Gold Nanoparticles in Reverse Micelles,” Nanotech 2004, 3, pp. 391 – 394.

  • Rinaldi, C., X. Hei, A. Rosenthal, T. Franklin, C. Lorenz, and M. Zahn (2003), “Rheology and Behavior of Magnetic Fluids in Alternating/Rotating Magnetic Fields.” Paper FEDSM03-45039, Proceedings of the 4th ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference and 2003 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Rinaldi, C. and M. Zahn (2002), “Effects of spin viscosity on ferrofluid duct flow profiles in alternating and rotating magnetic fields” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 252: 172-175.

  • Rinaldi, C. and H. Brenner (2002), “Body versus surface forces in continuum mechanics: Is the Maxwell stress tensor a physically objective Cauchy stress?” Physical Review E, 65(3): 036615.

  • Rinaldi, C., A.D. Rosenthal, J.-H. Lee, T. Franklin, and M. Zahn (2002), “Ferrohydrodynamics in time-varying magnetic fields,” Paper IMECE-32275, Proceedings of the Symposium on Rheology and Fluid Mechanics of Nonlinear Materials, International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, sponsored by the American Institute of Mechanical Engineer.

  • Rinaldi, C.M., L.A. Estévez, D. Nicholson, M. Maddox and K.E. Gubbins (1996), "Monte Carlo Simulations of Adsorption of Nitrogen/Methane Mixtures in Zeolites", Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Vol. III, pp. 885-890.

    († graduate advisee, ‡ undergraduate advisee)



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