Dr. Isaac Torres-Diaz

Assistant Professor, CME


301 Sparkman Drive
Engineering Building
Room 117
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Isaac Torres-Díaz joins the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department as Assistant Professor. He received his Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (Peru), M.S. in mechanical engineering and Ph.D. in chemical engineering degrees from University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez campus. After graduate school, he joined University of Florida as post-doctoral research associate for two years. Prior to joining UAH, Dr. Torres-Díaz worked as Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

His research combines the synthesis, characterization, real-time imaging, and multi-scale modeling, to fundamentally understand the interactions and collective response of colloidal suspensions composed of anisotropic particles. His research interests aim to apply the fundamental understanding of the anisotropic particle behavior and interactions under the influence of external fields in various technologies, such as tunable/responsive materials, photonic materials, biosensors, tissue engineering, passive and active suspensions, drug delivery, hyperthermia, and cooling of electronic components, among others.

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  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, May 2012 University of Puerto Rico at MayagÜez. (UPRM)
  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, December 2007 University of Puerto Rico at MayagÜez. (UPRM)
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, May 2004 Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (UNT) - Peru, 2004.

Recent Publications

  • I. Torres-Diaz, H. A. Jerri, D. Benczedi, and Michael A. Bevan, Shape Dependent Colloidal Deposition & Detachment". Adv. Theo. Simul. 2, 1900085 (2019) [doi: 10.1002/adts.201900085]

  • A. C.H. Coughlan, I. Torres-Diaz, H. A. Jerri, and Michael A. Bevan, Direct Measurements of kTScale Capsule-Substrate Interactions and Deposition Versus Surfactants and Polymer Additives". Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 32, 27444-27453 (2018) [doi: 10.1021/acsami.8b06987]

  • Bhumika Sule, I. Torres-Diaz and C. Rinaldi, Flow of immiscible ferrofluids in a planar gap in a rotating magnetic field". Phys. Fluids 27, 073303 (2015). [doi: 10.1063/1.4923749]