Dr Francesco Del Giudice

Dr Francesco Del Giudice

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

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+44 (0) 1792 604027

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Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Francesco Del Giudice is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and he is the head of the Rheological Microfluidic lab at Swansea University Bay Campus. Francesco has the long-term vision of challenging the status quo by introducing disruptive technologies and methodologies. This ambitious result is currently explored through:

  • Rheological and microrheological characterisation of dilute viscoelastic liquids by using novel microfluidic platforms as well as conventional techniques.
  • Design polymer solutions to be used as suspending liquids to manipulate the trajectories of particles and cells flowing in microchannels.
  • Controlled particle and cell encapsulation in microfluidic devices.

Dr Del Giudice is currently exploring new applications relating artificial intelligence and machine learning to novel diagnostic devices. New research areas in line with his vision are continuously identified to account for new developments in applied and theoretical research.

Francesco has several hobbies including reading, classic music, photography, and cycling.  He is always open to face new challenges and is keen to lead other people that share his vision. He also acts as a counsellor for colleagues and students that need support.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Rheology
  • Microrheology
  • Microfluidics
  • Particle/cell focusing and separation
  • Microscale flow
  • Polyelectrolytes
  • Graphene Oxide

Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Francesco is interested in teaching topics related to fluid mechanics and rheology, with particular emphasis on the microfluidic-related applications. He is also interested in the environmental impact of industrial processes.

Research Award Highlights Collaborations