Hidrovo Selected as U.S. Fulbright Scholar at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia
Associate Professor Carlos Hidrovo, mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern University, was selected as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar for 2022-2023 in Australia. Fulbright Scholar Awards are prestigious and competitive fellowships that provide unique opportunities for scholars to teach and conduct research abroad.
Hidrovo will be carrying out his Fulbright work at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia, in the spring of 2023. He will be mainly researching the implementation of two techniques: surface acoustic waves (SAWs) at RMIT and micro magnetofluidics at Griffith University in Queensland, for controlling the generation of liquid droplets in gas-liquid droplet microfluidics. Successful implementation of these techniques might allow for the generation of submicrometer size droplets at generation rates of 1 MHz and with high uniformity (less than 5% deviation in size). This could represent a paradigm shift in the generation of highly uniform aerosols for applications in drug delivery (e.g., highly targeted nasal sprays), 3D printing, and the accurate detection of airborne targets (e.g., toxic gases and pathogens).