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Jeffrey S. Guasto

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Guasto Lab

Jeffrey Guasto

Jeffrey S. Guasto

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Guasto Lab

Phone 617-627-6838
Robinson Hall, Room 173
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
biophysics and soft matter, microscale fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, microfluidic devices

Jeffrey Guasto earned his bachelor's degrees in physics and mechanical engineering from Lehigh University in 2003 and his Sc.M. and Ph.D. in Engineering from Brown University in 2009. He was briefly a visiting scientist at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, prior to joining Haverford College as a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Physics. He then moved to MIT as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and joined the Tufts faculty in 2013.

Ph.D., Engineering, Brown University, 2009
Sc.M., Engineering, Brown University, 2004
B.S., Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, 2003
Professional Experience: 

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

  • 2020-present: Associate Professor
  • 2013-2020: Assistant Professor

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, Haverford College


Visiting Researcher, Laboratory for Aero and Hydrodynamics, Delft University of Technology

Research Interests: 

Jeffrey Guasto's research program is at the intersection of engineering, physics, and biology, and aims to understand the emergent transport properties of complex systems through fluid, solid, and statistical mechanics approaches. His work is highly interdisciplinary and motivated by problems in human health, the environment, and soft materials, with diverse applications ranging from biomedical devices to ecosystem dynamics to micro-robotics. The laboratory uses microfluidic devices and high-speed imaging techniques to investigate the flagellar locomotion of single cells (bacteria, sperm), the transport properties of active suspensions, porous media flows, and complex fluid flows.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2016: CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
2010: Milton Van Dyke Award, Division of Fluid Dynamics, American Physical Society
2006: Simon Ostrach Fellowship in Fluid Mechanics, Brown University
2004: Edward Mason Fellowship, Brown University
2003: Dean's Fellowship, Brown University
2003: President's Scholarship, Lehigh University
2002: John R. Wagner Award, Lehigh University
2002: Pi Tau Sigma Prize, National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
Professional Memberships: 
American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)