Dr Ottavio Croze has been appointed, from 1st October 2013, as a Winton Advanced Research Fellow. Dr Croze is a biological physicist with a background in both theory (PhD in theoretical soft matter) and experiment. He has worked in Biological Physics at University of Edinburgh, Mathematical Biology at University of Glasgow and Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge.
Dr Croze is interested in the physics of swimming microorganisms and how it can be used to improve environmental biotechnologies, such as cleaning up soil using bacteria (bioremediation), and efficient growing of algae (carbon capture and biofuels). He has strong local collaborations with Department of Plant Sciences, Engineering and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP).
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