Bryan Torres Maldonado
I am a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania in the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. I am advised by Prof. Arratia (Penn Complex Fluids Lab). My research objective is to understand how microorganisms affects the sedimentation of passive particles. Prior to starting at Penn, I worked in pharmaceutical industry and a medical device industry as an intern. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez campus in 2017.
- Sedimentation of particles in presence of microorganisms, we investigate the dynamics of the sedimentation of spherical colloids at various E. coli concentration within the dilute regime.
- Bacteria tumbling in presence of polymers, we investigate how the presence of polymer affect the dynamics of swimming microorganisms, such as the tumbling frequency of E. coli.
- Oscillatory microfluidic rheometer (OMFR), Oscillatory rheology plays an essential role to understand many fluids of practical interest, such fluids are known as complex fluids. Here, we are developing a method that can accurately measure material properties of complex fluids at frequency and stresses ranges that overcome the capabilities of commercial rheometers.
- Quality Assurance Intern, Lilly del Caribe, PR, 2016
- Undergraduate researcher, UPenn, PA, 2016
- Manufacturing Engineer Intern, Medtronic, PR, 2014-2015
- Reliability Engineer Intern, Johnson Controls, PR, 2014
- Bryan O. Torres Maldonado, K. L. Galloway, Quentin Brosseau, and Paulo E. Arratia, “Phase-separation during sedimentation of dilute bacterial suspensions”, In revision, (2021).
- Jaspreet Singh, Alison E. Patteson, Bryan O. Torres Maldonado, Prashant K. Purohit, and Paulo E. Arratia, “Bacterial activity hinders particle sedimentation”, Soft Matter, (2021).
- Somayeh Farhadi, Sergio Machaca, Justin Aird, Bryan O. Torres Maldonado, Stanley Davis, Paulo E. Arratia, and Douglas J. Durian, “Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Air-Driven Active Spinners” Soft Matter, 14, 5588-5594, (2018).
- Sedimentation of passive particles in the presence of swimming microorganisms, 73rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) virtual meeting, Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 2020
- Sedimentation of passive particles in the presence of swimming microorganisms, 11th Northeastern Complex Fluids & Soft Matter Workshop (NCS11), New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, May 2019
- Please contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- See also my LinkedIn profile in the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-torres-maldonado-32550857/