Carlos Rinaldi, Ph.D.

Carlos Rinaldi
Carlos Rinaldi, Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering Dept. Chair & Dean's Leadership Professor
Primary Faculty
Nanomedicine and magnetic nanoparticles
1030 Center Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611
Office Phone: 
(352) 392-0881
Office Fax: 
(352) 392-9513
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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’s research is focused on advancing the understanding and biomedical applications of suspensions of magnetic nanoparticles. Of particular interest are situations where the particles respond to magnetic fields by rotating, exerting forces/torques on biological structures, or dissipating the energy of the magnetic field in the form of heat. Work in Rinaldi’s lab spans theoretical and simulation investigation of magnetic nanoparticle response to magnetic fields, nanoparticle synthesis and modification, characterization of nanoparticle physical, chemical and magnetic properties, and testing the interactions of magnetic nanoparticles with cells and tissues.

Honors and Awards:

  • UF Preeminence Term Professor, 2017-2020
  • Charles A. Stokes Term Professor, University of Florida, 2015-2018
  • International Journal of Nanomedicine Early Career Award, 2012
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2006

Selected Publications:

Google Scholar Citations Link

Lorena P. Maldonado-Camargo, Chuncheng Yang, and Carlos Rinaldi, “Scale-dependent rotational diffusion of nanoparticles in polymer solutions.” Nanoscale, 9(33):12039-12050, 2017. [doi:10.1039/C7NR01603D]

Mythreyi Unni, Amanda Uhl, Shehaab Savliwala, Benjamin Savitzky, Roham Dhavalikar, Nicolas Garraud, David Arnold, Lena Kourkoutis, Jennifer Andrew, and Carlos Rinaldi, “Thermal decomposition synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles with diminished magnetic dead layer by controlled addition of oxygen.” ACS Nano, 11(2):2284-2303, 2017. [doi: 10.1021/acsnano.7b00609]

Lorena P. Maldonado-Camargo and Carlos Rinaldi, “Breakdown of the Stokes-Einstein relation for the rotational diffusivity of polymer grafted nanoparticles in polymer melts.” Nano Letters, 16:6767-6773, 2016. [doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b02359]

Camilo Velez, Isaac Torres-Díaz, L.P. Maldonado-Camargo, Carlos Rinaldi, and David P. Arnold, “Magnetic assembly and crosslinking of nanoparticles for releasable magnetic microstructures.” ACS Nano, 9(10):10165-10172, 2015. [doi: 10.1021/acsnano.5b03783]

Maribella Domenech, Ileana Marrero-Berrios, Madeline Torres-Lugo, and Carlos Rinaldi, “Lysosomal Membrane Permeabilization by Targeted Magnetic Nanoparticles in Alternating Magnetic Fields.” ACS Nano, 7(6):5091-5101, 2013. [doi: 10.1021/nn4007048]

Mar Creixell, Ana C. Bohorquez, Madeline Torres-Lugo, and Carlos Rinaldi, “EGFR-targeted magnetic nanoparticle heaters can kill cancer cells without a perceptible temperature rise.” ACS Nano, 5(9), 7124-7129, 2011. [doi: 10.1021/nn201822b]