Jeffrey Guasto

Jeffrey Guasto

(617) 627-6838
212 College Avenue, Room 173
Research/Areas of Interest:

biophysics and soft matter, microscale fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, microfluidic devices


  • Ph.D., Engineering, Brown University, Providence, United States, 2009
  • Sc.M., Engineering, Brown University, Providence, United States, 2004
  • B.S., Physics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, United States, 2003
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, United States, 2003


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.

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 to investigate flagellar locomotion of swimming cells, the transport properties of active suspensions, and porous media and complex fluid flows.