Dr Rafa Castrejón

Dr Rafa Castrejón

Senior Lecturer
Member of the QMUL Senate
Director of Undergraduate Exams
SEMS Laser Safety Advisor
Chair of Undergraduate Engineering Subject Examination Board

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Engineering 220, Mile End

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support hours:
Wednesday 12:00-13:00
Expertise: Fluid Mechanics, Experimental Physics, Liquid Drops, Sprays and Jets, Optics, Instrumentation, Inkjet and 3D Printing
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Affiliations: Member of the American Physical Society
Fellow of Wolfson College University of Cambridge
Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Brief Biography

Rafa was awarded his MSc (Physics) in Fluid Mechanics from the National University of Mexico, and his PhD (Physics) in Quantum Optics from Imperial College in 2007.

His interests lie in the field of fluid mechanics, particularly in the understanding of fundamental processes during liquid breakup, coalescence and splashing. Rafa leads the Laboratory of Applied Sciences and his career includes 9 years in the University of Cambridge as a fellow and Senior Research Associate. He has published 58 peer-reviewed papers including several in top journals such as Physical Review Letters, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Advance Functional Materials. His works have featured on magazines of wider circulation such as Physics Focus, Wired and The Engineer. His h-index is of 22, and his funding portfolio includes industrial grants from Airbus, Larkfleet and Inca Digital Printing ltd. Rafa has secured ca. £450k of support from various sources as either Pi or co-Pi, e.g. BBSRC (BB/P026788/1) and InnovateUK (TS/P001793/1). Rafa co-leads the EPSRC Special Interest Group in Droplet dynamics.