Principle Investigator

130807_10882_guasto008.JPGJeffrey S. Guasto, Assistant Professor
Prof. Guasto earned his bachelor’s degrees in physics and mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and his Sc.M. and Ph.D. in Engineering from Brown University studying colloidal transport using microfluidics. Subsequently, he was a postdoc at Haverford College in Physics, where he developed an interest in the biophysics of single cells. He continued these pursuits as a postdoc at MIT, combining his interests in biomechanics, transport, and microfluidics, prior to joining the Tufts faculty in 2013. (Google Scholar Profile)


WaisbordNicolas Waisbord, Ph.D.
Nicolas received his Ph.D. from Lyon in 2014, where he worked on magnetotactic bacterial motility with Lyderic Bocquet. At Tufts he’s studying bacterial transport using microfluidic devices.

Graduate Students

AminDehkharghaniAmin Dehkharghani (Ph.D. student)
Amin is a Ph.D. candidate (3rd year) in Mechanical Engineering, who is studying cell transport in complex geometries using microfluidics and high-speed video microscopy. He earned his B.S. in ME from Sharif University of Technology.

Ma_Allen_2015Allen Ma (Ph.D. student)
Allen earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, and he is now a Ph.D. candidate (3rd year) at Tufts working on the mechanics of drying aerogels in collaboration with Marc Hodes (Tufts) and Aerogel Technologies.


StehnachMichaelMichael Stehnach (Ph.D. student)
Michael came to Tufts with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Merrimack College, and he is now a second year Ph.D. candidate. Michael will be working on understanding cell motility in dense suspensions and complex fluids.

Derek Walkama (Ph.D. student)
Derek is a Ph.D. student in Physics, who came to us from Clark University where he earned his B.A. in Physics and Mathematics. He is currently working on how viscoelastic instabilities couple to geometry in porous media.                                                                                Here is my link.


Undergraduate and High School Students

Thomas Coons (Tufts ME, 2019)
Sydney Holway (Tufts Physics, 2018)
Shiva Mudide (Acton-Boxborough Regional HS, 2017)
Shikhar Sinha (Acton-Boxborough Regional HS, 2017)
Andrew Tsakiris (Acton-Boxborough Regional HS, 2017)


Graduate Students Affiliation Now at …
Yang Jin Tufts M.S., 2015
Undergraduate Students Affiliation Now at …
Kevin Holbrook Tufts ME, 2017
Dan Pasquale Tufts CEE, 2016 MIT
Abdullah Tarek GUC, 2016
Ray Bjorkman Tufts ME, 2015 Red Shift Systems
Thomas Joe Carroll Tufts ME & Physics, 2015
Jules Lacombe ENSTA, 2015
High School Students Affiliation Now at … 
Dan Epstein Newton South H.S. Lehigh University

Joining the Group

Our research is highly multi-disciplinary, and we are always on the lookout for talented, qualified students and postdocs with a background in just about any field of engineering or physics (experience in biology is not required).

Postdoctoral Scholars – We currently do not have any openings for postdocs.

Ph.D. Students – We currently have openings for talented students interested in pursuing a Ph.D., where a strong background in engineering or physics and an affinity for experimental research are a must. Please contact Prof. Guasto for more information, and you are encouraged to submit an application to the Ph.D. program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts.

M.S. Students – We also have a number of related projects available for M.S. students that are looking for research topics. Contact Prof. Guasto to find our more about doing M.S. research in our lab!

Undergraduates – We have many opportunities for curious and capable undergraduate students from engineering and physics to develop new interests and skills, while contributing to cutting edge research in our lab during the academic year or over the summer. Contact Prof. Guasto to learn more about research projects, undergraduate theses, and Tufts Summer Scholars.