Carlos M. Rinaldi-Ramos
University of Florida
Fellow, Elected 2022
Carlos M. Rinaldi-Ramos received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, and completed degrees in Master of Science in Chemical Engineering,
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering Practice, and Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Rinaldi-Ramos was a Professor in the
Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, and is now a Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida.
Dr. Rinaldi-Ramos is a leading scientist in the areas of ferrohydrodynamics, biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles, and transport of nanoparticles incomplex and biological fluids.
His research spans theory and simulation of magnetic nanoparticle response to dynamic magnetic fields, nanoparticle synthesis and surface modification, and characterization of nanoparticle
interactions with biological environments. Dr. Rinaldi-Ramos has made fundamental contributions to understanding of suspension-scale flows of ferrofluids in time-varying and rotating magnetic
fields. Through a combination of theoretical and experimental work, his group demonstrated that description of ferrofluid flows in rotating magnetic fields requires consideration of internal
angular momentum transport through the so-called couple stress and spin viscosity, unique features in the description of flows of structured continua. Dr. Rinaldi-Ramos has pioneered development
and application of new methods to evaluate nanoparticle stability and diffusion in complex and biological fluids. Based on non-invasive monitoring of nanoparticle response to oscillating magnetic
fields, these methods permit quantitative measurements of nanoparticle aggregation state, hydrodynamic size, and diffusion in complex environments such as polymer melts, polymer solutions, highly
concentrated protein solutions, whole blood, and tissues. Dr. Rinaldi-Ramos is committed to mentoring new generations of scientists and engineers seeking solutions to biomedical problems and to
broadening participation of women and minorities in science and engineering.