Dr Michael Ruggiero

Subject Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Fellow type Postdoctoral By-Fellows
Year started 2016

Biography


Michael is a postdoctoral research associate in the Terahertz Applications Group within the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. His research lies at the intersection of chemistry, materials science, physics, and computer science, and focuses on uncovering underlying fundamental quantum mechanical properties that govern the behaviour of solid materials. He is currently involved in numerous interdisciplinary endeavours, with projects ranging from the stability and dynamics of solid pharmaceuticals to probing charge carrier dynamics in semiconductor materials.

Prior to moving to the United Kingdom, Michael received his BSc from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, and his PhD from Syracuse University in the United States of America. Michael also has a strong interest in education, and completed coursework during his PhD specifically related to teaching university STEM classes.