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Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability

Department of Physics

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Ottavio Croze

Dr Ottavio  Croze

Winton Advanced Research Fellow

Biological and Soft Systems Group

Office Phone: 01223 337357


Msci Physics, Queen Mary College, University of London (2000)
PhD Theoretical Soft Matter Physics, University of Edinburgh (2004)
Visiting Scholar, Physics, Heriot-Watt University (2006)
Post-doctoral Research Associate, Biological Physics, University of Edinburgh (2006-2008)
Post-doctoral Research Associate, Mathematical Biology, University of Glasgow (2008-2012)
EPSRC mobility researcher co-investigator, Plant Metabolism, University of Cambridge (2012-2013)

Research Interests

Key Publications

A. Hope, O. A. Croze, W. C. K. Poon, M. A. Bees & M. D. Haw
Resonant alignment of microswimmer trajectories in oscillatory shear flows
Phys. Rev. Fluids 1, 051201(R)

M. A. Bees & O. A. Croze, Mathematics for streamlined biofuel production from unicellular algae. Biofuels 5, 53 (2014) DOI:10.4155/bfs.13.66

O. A. Croze, G. Sardina, M. Ahmed, M. A. Bees & L. Brandt Dispersion of swimming algae in laminar and turbulent channel flows: consequences for photobioreactors J. R. Soc. Interface 10 20121041 (2013) DOI:10.1098/rsif.2012.1041

 V. Martinez, R. Besseling, O. A. Croze, … , M. A. Bees, L. G. Wilson & W. C. K. Poon, Differential Dynamic Microscopy: a high-throughput method for the characterisation of microorganisms, Biophys. J. 103 525-534 (2012)
DOI:10.1016/j.bpj.2012.08.045  Nature Methods Research Highlight

O. A. Croze, G. P. Ferguson, M. E. Cates & W. C. K. Poon, Migration of chemotactic bacteria in soft agar: role of gel concentration, Biophys. J. 101 525-534 (2011) DOI:10.1016/j.bpj.2011.06.023

My full publication list can be found on my research group website and on my Research Gate page. Please also refer to my arXiv prerpints.