Roberto Rusconi

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Roberto Rusconi earned a MS in Nuclear Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan and a PhD in Radiation Science and Technology working in the group of Prof. Roberto Piazza at the Polytechnic of Milan. His graduate research work focused on out-of-equilibrium phenomena in colloidal suspensions. In 2006, he was awarded a Roberto Rocca doctoral fellowship for a six-month research stay as visiting student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to study the thermal properties of metal nanoparticle dispersions (also known as “nanofluids”) under the guide of Prof. Jacopo Buongiorno. From 2007 to 2010, he has been a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Howard Stone in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University and from 2010 to 2015 in the group of Prof. Roman Stocker in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. In 2016, he became a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering at ETH Zurich. Since September 2017, he is Associate Professor of Applied Physics in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Humanitas University in Milan.


Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.