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Dr Juan Manuel Rosselló awarded an MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship for the NASCAP project

Dr. Juan Manuel Rosselló, source: personal archive

Publish Date: 17.06.2022

Category: Researchers in focus , ERC & MSCA, Our contribution to sustainable development goals

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With an MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dr Juan Manuel Rosselló will work on the NASCAP project at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Mechanical Engineering under the mentorship of Prof. Matevž Dular.

The main objectives of the project are to determine the basic physical mechanics that allow nanoscale bubbles to remain in stable suspension in liquids for long periods of time, and the potential of nanoscale bubbles in the treatment of (waste)water and surface cleaning. The aims of the project are not only academic, as the findings will in the long term contribute to the development of devices for removing particles and non-polar contamination from surfaces. Researchers at the UL Faculty of Mechanical Engineering will conduct laboratory experiments to investigate the real-world problem of removing bacteria from the distribution network.

JuanDr Juan Manuel Rosselló has a PhD from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo; Centro Atómico Bariloche in Argentina. He completed his postdoctoral training at the Drittes Physikalisches Institut, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany. He is currently a Humboldt Fellow at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität in Magdeburg, Germany. His research interests include sonoluminescence, nanoscale bubbles and cavitation bubble dynamics. He will begin his two-year appointment at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in the second half of June.

DularSupervisor, Prof. Matevž Dular, focuses on fluid mechanics, ultrasound, cavitation and water purification. His project CABUM – An investigation of the mechanisms at the interaction between cavitation bubbles and contaminants – was successful in the 2017 European Research Council call for proposals, and this year he was awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant for the project CAVIPHY.


Nascap 1 

Image: Laser-induced nanoscale bubbles. Source: J. M. Rosselló and C.-D. Ohl, Phys. Rev. Lett. 127(4), 044502, 2021

Nascap 2

Image: Interaction between a nanoscale bubble and a shock wave. Source: J. M. Rosselló and C.-D. Ohl, Phys. Rev. Lett. 127(4), 044502, 2021


Image: A microfluidic platform for investigating the effect of nanoscale bubbles on biofilms. Source: J. M. Rosselló and C.-D. Ohl, Phys. Rev. Lett. 127(4), 044502, 2021.


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