Carlos Rinaldi, Ph.D.

Carlos Rinaldi
Carlos Rinaldi, Ph.D.
Charles A. Stokes Term Professor & Sr. Associate Chair
Primary Faculty
Nanomedicine and magnetic nanoparticles
1275 Center Drive, Biomedical Sciences Building J384, Gainesville, FL 32611
Office Phone: 
(352) 294-5588
Office Fax: 
(352) 273-9221
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B.Sc., University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, 1998
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001
M.S.C.E.P., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002

Research Summary:

Dr. Rinaldi is a Professor in Biomedical Engineering. He also holds the Charles A. Stokes Professorship in Chemical Engineering.

Dr. Rinaldi’s research interests are in biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles and fundamental fluid physics of suspensions of magnetic nanoparticles. Students in his laboratory work on magnetic nanoparticle synthesis and functionalization, suspension hydrodynamics and rheology, and biomedical applications.

Honors and Awards:

  • International Journal of Nanomedicine Early Career Award, 2012
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Nanomedicine
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) 2006
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2006
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Rheology
  • Janice Lumpkin Future Minority Faculty Award recipient 2001, AIChE – Minority Affairs Committee
  • J. Edward Vivian Award for Exemplary Performance and Commitment to the MIT David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice class of 1999-2000
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow 1998-2001

Selected Publications:

Google Scholar Citations Link

M. Domenech, I. Marrero-Berrios, M. Torres-Lugo, and C. Rinaldi, “Lysosomal Membrane Permeabilization by Targeted Magnetic Nanoparticles in Alternating Magnetic Fields.” Accepted for publication in ACS Nano, May 2013.

L. Santiago-Rodríguez, M. Montalvo-Lafontaine, C. Castro, J. Méndez-Vega, M. Latorre-Esteves, E.J. Juan, E. Mora, M. Torres-Lugo, and C. Rinaldi, “Synthesis, Stability, Cellular Uptake, and Blood Circulation Time of Carboxymethyl-Inulin Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles.Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 1:2807-2817, 2013.

C. Barrera, A.P. Herrera, N. Bezares, E. Fachini, J.P. Hinestroza, and C. Rinaldi, “Effect of poly(ethylene oxide) graft molecular weight on the colloidal properties of iron oxide nanoparticles for biomedical applications.Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 377:40-50, 2012.

M. Creixell, A.C. Bohorquez, M. Torres-Lugo, and C. Rinaldi, “EGFR-targeted magnetic nanoparticle heaters can kill cancer cells without a perceptible temperature rise.ACS Nano, 5(9), 7124-7129, 2011.

M. Creixell, A.P. Herrera, M. Latorre-Esteves, V. Ayala, M. Torres-Lugo, and C. Rinaldi, “Effect of graft method on the stability and cytotoxicity of carboxymethyl dextran coated magnetic nanoparticles.” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20:8539-8547, 2010.