Annalisa Cardellini

Research Affiliate

B. Tech. in Energetic Engineering, Politecnico di Torino (2010)
M. S. in Energetic and Nuclear Engineering, Politecnico di Torino (2013)
Ph.D. in Energy Engineering, Politecnico di Torino (2017)


Annalisa graduated with a PhD in Energy Engineering from Professor Pietro Asinari's group at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2017. Her research focused on "Multi-Scale Phenomena in Nanoparticle Suspensions". During her PhD, Annalisa spent one year in Professor Blankschtein's group at MIT, where she investigated the roles of hydration forces and steric repulsions in the dispersion and stabilization of nanoparticles suspended in aqueous media. She also investigated the aggregation kinetics of surfactant-coated nanoparticles in aqueous media, including how it affects the thermo-physical properties of nanofluids in energy applications. Annalisa is currently a  post-doctoral fellow in the EU H2020 project OYSTER, and a research affiliate in the Blankschtein group at MIT. Her modeling work is currently focused on the characterization of nanostructured surfaces. In her free time, Annalisa enjoys cooking and traveling.

Contact details: 

Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room 66-411
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02139 USA
Phone: 617.253.6441