Dr Rafael Castrejon-Pita

Dr Castrejon-Pita
Position: Senior Lecturer in Applied Sciences
Member of the Laser Safety Committee
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7620
Email: r.castrejonpita@qmul.ac.uk
Location: 220, Engineering, Mile End
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Website: http://www.fluids.qmul.ac.uk/research/appliedscience/
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Expertise: Fluid Mechanics, Experimental Physics, Liquid Drops, Sprays and Jets, Optics, Instrumentation, Inkjet and 3D Printing
Research keywords: Fluid Dynamics; Liquid breakup; Drop formation and Impact; Liquid Jets; Instrumentation
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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

Dr. J.R. Castrejon-Pita was awarded his MSc (Physics) in Fluid Mechanics from the National University of Mexico in 2003, and his PhD (Physics) in Quantum Optics from the 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. Rafael 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 over 50 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 20, and his funding portfolio includes industrial grants from Airbus, Larkfleet and Inca Digital Printing ltd. Rafael 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). Rafael co-leads the EPSRC Special Interest Group in Droplet dynamics.