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My offical name is Francisco J. Galindo Rosales, but all my friends call me Curro

I finished my MS in Engineering and my PhD in Rheology of Colloidal Suspensions at the University of Málaga (Spain). Since October 2008, I have started my professional career as a scientist at the Katholieke University Leuven (Belgium) and, since may 2010, the University of Porto (Portugal) is my working place.

My research interests lie on the field of Rheology and Microfluidics. I started to be interested in complex fluids since my Master Thesis, where I worked with aqueous clay suspensions. Then, I started my PhD Thesis, working in the rheological characterization of fumed silica in PPG. Afterwards, I kept on working in Rheology and Colloids since I joined to the Laboratory of Applied Rheology in the K.U. Leuven (Belgium) to study about the dispersion quality of fillers in nanocomposites. Later on, I  worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Transport Phenomena Research Center (CEFT) in the University of Porto (Portugal) and I had the opportunity of furthering my expertise towards Microfluidics and Extensional Flows, working mainly in the development a micro-extensional rheometer by means of experimental and numerical techniques. Recently, I was awarded with one of the FCT Investigator starting grants to develop advanced energy absorbing composites based on natural cork from January 2014.

If you are looking for a researcher to collaborate with, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Last update - 19/10/2014