Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez

Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez

Office: 1.1.D.02    Phone: (+34) 91 624 6222    Email: bubbles @ ing.uc3m.es


Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez received his degree in Aerospace Engineering (6 year programme) at the School of Aeronautics of the Polytechnic University of Madrid in the year 2000. During his time in college he collaborated as a research assistant with the Microgravity Institute “Ignacio da Riva” in the design of attitude control algorithms for small satellites. After finishing his studies he moved as a teaching assistant to Carlos III University, where he got his PhD in Fluid Mechanics in 2004 under supervision of Prof. Carlos Martínez-Bazán. His thesis research concerned the breakup of gas bubbles in a turbulent jet.

In january 2005 he moved to the University of California at San Diego to work as a postdoctoral researcher in the team of Prof. Juan C. Lasheras. During that period, although he continued working on bubbly turbulent flows, he turned his interest towards the applications of fluid mechanics to biology and medicine. He had the opportunity of working in several problems of biofluid mechanics: cell locomotion, hemodynamics of intracraneal aneurysms or microbubble interaction with ultrasounds, among others.

In october 2006 he got his current position as an assistant professor at the Fluid Mechanics Group of Carlos III University of Madrid.

Research Interests

Bubbly turbulent flows; waves; starting jets & Vortex rings; biofluid mechanics: hemodynamics, ultrasound interaction with microbbubles (Ultrasound Contrast Agents), viscous locomotion of gastropods & cell mechanics.

Recent Publications

  • Rodríguez-Rodríguez J, Marugán-Cruz C, Aliseda A, Lasheras JC. “Dynamics of large turbulent structures in a hydraulic jump”. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Submitted (2008)
  • Revuelta A, Rodríguez-Rodríguez J, Martíinez-Bazán C. “On the breakup of bubbles at high Reynolds numbers and subcritical Weber numbers”. European Journal of Mechanics B: Fluids. 27(5) 591-608 (2008)
  • del Álamo JC, Meili R, Alonso-Latorre B, Rodríguez-Rodríguez J, Aliseda A, Firtel R, Lasheras JC. “Spatio-temporal analysis of eukaryotic cell motility by improved force cytometry”.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 10413343-13348 (2007)
  • Santana D, Rodríguez-Rodríguez J, Almendros-Ibanez JA, Martínez-Bazán C. “Characteristic lengths and maximum entropy estimation from probe signals in the elliptic bubble regime”. International Journal of Multiphase Flow. 32 1123-1139 (2006)
  • Hölscher T, Rodríguez-Rodríguez J, Wilkening W, Lasheras JC, Sang UH. “Intra-Operative brain ultrasound: a new approach to study flow dynamics in intracraneal aneurysms.”Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 32 1307-1313 (2006)
  • Revuelta A, Rodríguez-Rodríguez J, Martínez-Bazán C. “Bubble breakup in a straining flow at finite Reynolds number”.Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 551 175-184 (2006)
  • Rodríguez-Rodríguez J, Gordillo JM, Martínez-Bazn C. “Breakup time and morphology of drops and bubbles in a high-Reynolds number flow”. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 548 69-86 (2006)
  • Gordillo JM, Sevilla A, Rodríguez-Rodríguez J, Martínez-Bazán C. “Axisymmetric bubble pinch-off at high Reynolds numbers”. Physical Review Letters 95 194501 (2005)
  • Rodríguez-Rodríguez J, Sanchez AL, Martínez-Bazán C. “The boundary layer flow induced by a flat plate emerging normally to a wall”. Heat and Mass Transfer. 40 959-962 (2004)
  • Rodríguez-Rodríguez J, Martínez-Bazán C, Montanés JL. “A novel particle tracking and break-up detection algorithm: application to the turbulent break-up of bubbles.” Measurement Science and Technology. 14 1328-1340 (2003).

Teaching Activities

Javier Rodríguez teaches a number of both undergraduate and graduate courses at the Department of Thermal and Fluids Engineering of Carlos III University. Besides the regular teaching activity, Javier supervises the work of several undergraduate students (about 15) working on different topics as part of their education (end-of-degree projects).

Past and Present PhD Students

Carolina Marugán Cruz, Experimental and numerical analyses of starting jets with different jet-to-ambient density ratios (2008)

Pablo Martínez-Legazpi Aguiló, Corner waves downstream from a partially submerged vertical plate (2011)

Ana Medina Palomo

Other Interests

Glider pilot; hiking; currently studying the fifth course of Physics Degree at UNED; spacecraft dynamics: Javier supervises a group of students working on the european initiative ESMO (European Student Moon Orbiter), intended to launch a lunar orbiter by the year 2011.