Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Marcos

Assistant Professor

School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)6790 5713
Office: N3-02c-93

  • PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2011
  • MEng Nanyang Technological University 2005
  • BEng (MPE) Nanyang Technological University 2003
Marcos joined the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering on 1 June 2011 as an Assistant Professor. He graduated with BEng (First Class Hons) and MEng degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He then went for his doctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and obtained his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011. His PhD study focused on the effects of fluid dynamics on swimming bacteria.

Research Interests
His research interests include small scale fluid dynamics, microfluidics, swimming in non-Newtonian fluids, and bio-locomotion.
Research Grant
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2015-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • Mahidol University-NTU (2017-) [by Mahidol University]
  • Singapore Maritime Institute (2016-) [by Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI)]
Current Projects
  • Development of a Microfluidic Bovine Sperm Sorting Device
  • Physics of porous particles traveling in a cylindrical tube at low Reynolds number
  • Portable Rapid On-board Bacteria Compliance Test for Ballast Water through Lab-on-Chip Dielectrophoretic Focusing and Detection
Selected Publications
  • Tran, N. P. and Marcos. (2015). Effect of Dielectrophoretic Force on Swimming Bacteria. Electrophoresis, 36, 1485-1492.
  • Koh, J. B. Y. and Marcos. (2015). The Study of Spermatozoa and Sorting in Relation to Human Reproduction. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 18, 755-774.
  • Marcos, Henry C. Fu, Thomas R. Powers, and Roman Stocker. (2012). Bacterial rheotaxis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 109(13), 4780-4785.
  • Marcos, Seymour JR, Luhar M, Durham WM, Mitchell JG, Macke A, Stocker R. (2011). Microbial Alignment in Flow Changes Ocean Light Climate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 108(10), 3860-3864.
  • Marcos, Fu HC, Powers TR, Stocker R. (2009). Separation of Microscale Chiral Objects by Shear Flow. Physical Review Letters, 102(15), 158103.

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