Dr Guido Bolognesi is currently a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University, UK. He completed his Master degree in Mechanical Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome in 2008, and obtained an international joint PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in 2012 from the Sapienza University of Rome and the Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 (UCBL), France. His PhD research focussed on the characterization of single/multi-phase micron-scale flows and colloidal particles by means of a number of optical techniques, such as digital holographic microscopy, optical trapping and micro-particle image velocimetry.
In 2011, he joined the Membrane Biophysics Group in the Chemistry Department of Imperial College, London as a post-doctoral research associate, working on a multi-centre EPSRC-funded project titled “Optical Control of Emulsion Drops for Nanofluidics and Microfabrication”. This project explored the fundamental science behind the optical manipulation of ultralow interfacial tension droplets and was developed in collaboration with Durham University, UK, and the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK. At Imperial College, he also developed optical and microfluidic technologies for the bottom-up construction of synthetic biology systems based on lipid bilayer membranes.
In October 2016, he joined the School of Aeronautical and Automotive, Chemical and Material Engineering at Loughborough University as Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
His research interests lie in the experimental investigation of the physico-chemical behaviour of soft matter systems and fluid flows at the micrometer length scale as well as the development of innovative microsystem technologies. His research is based on an interdisciplinary approach encompassing the fields of fluid mechanics, microfabrication, optics, interfacial and colloidal science.