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Dr Rafa Castrejón


Research Group News

April 2021

Image of the novel capsule-based smell test

Researchers develop new smell test for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and COVID-19

28 April 2021

A new smell test developed by Queen Mary University of London researchers has been found to be easy to use in patients with Parkinson’s disease, and could also be helpful in diagnosing COVID-19 in the broader population. Smell tests have the potential to support the diagnosis of certain … [more]

June 2020

Mercedes at 3 months

Congratulations to Rafa Casrejon Pita and his wife Marina on the birth of Mercedes

29 June 2020

Congratulations to Rafa Castrejon Pita and his wife Marina on the birth to their baby daughter, Mercedes, on the 17th March 2020. Mercedes was 4Kg and 53cm at birth and is doing very well as she is already weighing in at 9Kg. [more]

June 2019

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Making a splash is all in the angle

5 June 2019

Making a splash depends on the angle of a liquid as it hits and moves along a surface, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London. If a droplet hits a dry solid surface fast enough it will splash and being able to predict a splash is … [more]

October 2018

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Designing a better raincoat

16 October 2018

Work lead by Lorenzo Botto and Rafael Castrejón-Pita has been featured in a piece on Physics Today. Water-repellent clothing is designed to keep water droplets out while letting humidity escape.Hydrophobic fabric meets both requirements, but in striking a balance between them, it fails to repel water completely. When … [more]

March 2017

The Larkfleet Solar Steam prototype

Mexican solar steam project wins funding

15 March 2017

A revolutionary solar thermal technology is to be tested in Mexico, thanks to funding secured by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and industry partner Larkfleet Ltd. The funding, provided by Innovate UK, the Newton Fund and the National Science and Technology Council in Mexico (CONACYT) will allow an already … [more]

The MEng group and two of their supervisors with their demonstration

Best MEng Group Prize

10 March 2017

In a very tight competition between the 17 MEng group projects this year, the group supervised by Yi Sui, Rafa Castrejón-Pita and Wen Wang working on "A microfluidic device to sort rigid and deformable particles in flows" won the award for the best Group Display at the ILF. The judges … [more]