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My research activity is developed at the LSC - Laboratorio de Sistemas Complejos (Complex Systems Laboratory) within the Research Group Grupo de investigación en Material blanda y Fluidos (Soft Matter and Fluids Group).

Research Lines

  • Interfacial Rheology of Langmuir Monolayers of Molecules with Biomedical Interest.
  • Drop microfluidics on superhydrophobic surfaces.
  • Microrheology and its Applications.
  • Structure and Properties of Magnetic Colloids.

Patents.

  • Procedimiento de calibración para sondas magnéticas de reómetros interfaciales de cizalla por aguja magnética (Calibration procedure for magnetic probes of magnetic needle interfacial shear rheometers)
    • OEPM (Spanish Patent Office) reference: P201431106.
    • Applicants: UNED, UCM y UPM.
    • Authors: M.A. Rubio, J. Tajuelo, J.M. Pastor, F. Martínez-Pedrero, F. Ortega y R.G. Rubio.
    • Application filed: July 23rd, 2014.
    • OEPM Approved: May 26th, 2015.
    • PCT application reference: PCT/ES2015/070527, published with international ref. WO2016012644.
  • Reómetro interfacial de cizalla por aguja magnética y sistema y método de accionamiento del mismo (Magnetic needle Interfacial shear rheometer and system and method of actuation thereof).
    • OEPM (Spanish Patent Office) reference: P201531113.
    • Applicants: UNED.
    • Authors: M.A. Rubio, J. Tajuelo, J.M. Pastor.
    • Application filed: July 28th, 2015.
    • OEPM Approved: December 1st, 2017.
    • PCT application reference: PCT/ES2016/070541, published with international ref. WO2017017299.
  • Magnetic needle interfacial shear rheometer and system and method for actuating same (translation of the Spanish patent P20151113).
    • European Patent Office reference: 16829899.0.
    • European application filed: February 14th, 2018.
    • European Patent Office publication date: June, 6th, 2018. Reference: EP3330695.

Publications.

  • E. Guzmán; J. Tajuelo; J.M. Pastor; M.A. Rubio; F. Ortega; R.G. Rubio. Shear rheology of fluid interfaces: Closing the gap between macro- and micro-rheology. Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science. 37, 33-48. 2018.
  • F. Martínez-Pedrero; J. Tajuelo; P. Sánchez-Puga; R. Chuliá-Jordán; F. Ortega; M.A. Rubio; R.G. Rubio. Linear shear rheology of aging B-casein films adsorbing a the air/water interface. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 511, 12-20. 2018.
  • P. Domínguez-García; M. Pancorbo; F. Ortega; M.A. Rubio. JColloids: Image analysis for video-microscopy studies of colloidal suspensions. Computer Physics Communications. 231, 243-244. 2018.
  • J. Tajuelo; M.A. Rubio; J.M. Pastor. Flow field based data processing for the oscillatind conical bob interfacial shear rheometer. Journal of Rheology. 62(1), 295-312. 2018.
  • J. Tajuelo; E. Guzmán; F. Ortega; R.G. Rubio; M.A. Rubio. Phase diagram of fatty acid Langmuir monolayers from rheological measurements. Langmuir. 33(17):4280-4290. 2017.
  • J. Tajuelo; J.M. Pastor; M.A. Rubio. A magnetic rod interfacial shear rheometer driven by a mobila magnetic trap. Journal of Rheology. 60(6), 1095-1114. 2016.
  • J. Tajuelo; J.M. Pastor; F. Martínez-Pedrero; M. Vázquez; F. Ortega, R.G. Rubio; M.A. Rubio. Magnetic microwire probes for the magnetic rod interfacial stress rheometer. Langmuir. 31 - 4, pp. 1410 - 1420. 2015.
  • P. Domínguez-García; M.A. Rubio. Single and multi-particle passive microrheology of low-density fluids using sedimented microspheres. Applied Physics Letters. 102 - 7, pp. 074101 - 4. 2013.
  • L.J. Bonales; F. Martínez-Pedrero; M.A. Rubio; R. González Rubio; F. Ortega. Phase Behavior of Dense Colloidal Binary Monolayers. Langmuir. 28 - 48, pp. 16555 - 16566. American Chemical Society, 04/12/2012.
  • P. Domínguez-García; J.M. Pastor; M.A. Rubio. Aggregation and disaggregation dynamics of sedimented and charged superparamagnetic micro-particles in water suspension. European Physical Journal E. 34 - 4, 04/2011.
  • A. Maestro; F. Ortega; R.G. Rubio; M.A. Rubio; J. Kraegel; R. Miller. Rheology of poly(methyl methacrylate) Langmuir monolayers: Percolation transition to a soft glasslike system. Journal of Chemical Physics. 134 - 10, 14/03/2011.
  • P. Domínguez García; M.A. Rubio. Three-dimensional morphology of field-induced chain-like aggregates of superparamagnetic microparticles. Colloids and Surfaces A- Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 358 - 1-3, pp. 21 - 27. 05/04/2010.
  • P. Domínguez García; M.A. Rubio. JChainsAnalyser: an ImageJ-based stand-alone application for the study of magneto-rheological fluids. Computer Physics Communications. 180 - 10, pp. 1956 - 1960. 05/10/2009.
  • P. Domínguez García; J.M. Pastor; S. Melle; M.A. Rubio. Electrostatic and hydrodynamics effects in a sedimented magnetorheological suspension. Physical Review E. 80 - 2, 05/08/2009.
  • P. Domínguez García; S. Melle; M.A. Rubio. Morphology of anisotropic chains in a magneto-rheological fluid during aggregation and disaggregation processes. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 333 - 1, pp. 221 - 229. 01/05/2009.
  • J. Schneider; A. Egatz Gómez; S. Melle; S. Lindsay; P. Domínguez García; M.A. Rubio; M. Márquez; A.A. García. Motion of viscous drops on superhydrophobic surfaces due to magnetic gradients. Colloids and Surfaces A-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 323 - 1-3, pp. 19 - 27. 20/06/2008.
  • P. Domínguez García; S. Melle; J.M. Pastor; M.A. Rubio. Scaling in the aggregation dynamics of a magnetorheological fluid. Physical Review E. 76 - 5, 20/11/2007.
  • A. Egatz Gómez; J. Schneider; P. Aella; D. Yang; P. Domínguez García; S. Lindsay; S.T. Picraux; M.A. Rubio; S. Melle; M. Márquez; A. A. García. Silicon nanowire and polyethylene superhydrophobic surfaces for discrete magnetic microfluidics. Applied Surface Science. 254 - 1, pp. 330 - 334. 31/10/2007.
  • A.A. García; A. Egatz Gómez; S.A. Lindsay; P. Domínguez García; S. Melle; M. Márquez; M.A. Rubio; S.T. Picraux; D. Yang; P. Aella; M.A. Hayes; D. Gust; S. Loyprasert; T. Vázquez Alvarez; J. Wang. Magnetic movement of biological fluid droplets. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 311 - 1, pp. 238 - 243. 01/05/2007.
  • A. Egatz Gómez; S. Melle; A.A. García; S.A. Lindsay; M. Márquez; P. Domínguez García; M.A. Rubio; S.T. Picraux; J.L. Taraci; T. Clement; D. Yang; M.A. Hayes; D. Gust. Discrete magnetic microfluidics. Applied Physics Letters. 89 - 12, 034106, 18/09/2006.
  • A. Egatz Gómez; S. Melle; A.A. García; S.A. Lindsay; M. Márquez; P. Domínguez García; M.A. Rubio; S.T. Picraux; J.L. Taraci; T. Clement; D. Yang; M.A. Hayes; D. Gust. Discrete magnetic microfluidics. Applied Physics Letters. 89 - 3, 17/07/2006.
  • P. Domínguez García; S. Melle; O.G. Calderón; M.A. Rubio. Doublet dynamics of magnetizable particles under frequency modulated rotating fields. Colloids and Surfaces A- Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 270, pp. 270 - 276. 01/12/2005.
  • T. Martín; P. Español; M.A. Rubio. Mechanisms for dynamic crack branching in brittle elastic solids: Strain field kinematics and reflected surface waves. Physical Review E. 71 - 3, 01/03/2005.
  • S. Melle; O.G. Calderón; M.A. Rubio; G.G. Fuller. Microstructure evolution in magnetorheological suspensions governed by Mason number. Physical Review E. 68 - 4, 01/10/2003.
  • S. Melle; O.G. Calderón; M.A. Rubio; G.G. Fuller. Chain rotational dynamics in MR suspensions. International Journal of Modern Physics B. 16 - 17-18, pp. 2293 - 2299. 20/07/2002.
  • S. Melle; O.G. Calderón; G.G. Fuller; M.A. Rubio. Polarizable particle aggregation under rotating magnetic fields using scattering dichroism. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 247 - 1, pp. 200 - 209. 01/03/2002.
  • S. Melle; O.G. Calderón; M.A. Rubio; G.G. Fuller. Rotational dynamics in dipolar colloidal suspensions: video microscopy experiments and simulations results. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics. 102 - 2, pp. 135 - 148. 15/02/2002.
  • S. Melle; M.A. Rubio; G.G. Fuller. Time scaling regimes in aggregation of magnetic dipolar particles: Scattering dichroism results. Physical Review Letters. 87 - 11, pp. art. no. - 115501. 10/09/2001.
  • S. Melle; M.A. Rubio; G.G. Fuller. Orientation dynamics of magnetorheological fluids subject to rotating external fields. International Journal of Modern Physics B. 15 - 6-7, pp. 758 - 766. 20/03/2001.
  • T. Martín; P Español; M.A. Rubio; I Zúñiga. Dynamic fracture in a discrete model of a brittle elastic solid. Physical Review E. 61 - 6, pp. 6120 - 6131. 20/06/2000.
  • J. Buceta; J.M. Pastor; M.A. Rubio; F.J. de la Rubia. Finite resolution effects in the A.lysis of the scaling behavior of rough surfaces. Physical Review E. 61 - 5, pp. 6015 - 6018. 20/05/2000.
  • S. Melle; G.G. Fuller; M.A. Rubio. Structure and dynamics of magnetorheological fluids in rotating magnetic fields. Physical Review E. 61 - 4, pp. 4111 - 4117. 20/04/2000.
  • J. Galeano; P. Español; M.A. Rubio. Experimental and theoretical results of stress relaxations in a model of earthquake dynamics. Europhysics Letters. 49 - 4, pp. 410 - 416. 20/02/2000.
  • J. Buceta; J.M. Pastor; M.A. Rubio; F.J. de la Rubia. Small scale properties of the stochastic stabilized Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation. Physica D. 113 - 2-4, pp. 166 - 171. 01/03/1998.
  • J. Buceta; J.M. Pastor; M.A. Rubio; F.J. de la Rubia. The stochastic stabilized Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation: a model for compact electrodeposition growth. Physics Letters A. 235 - 5, pp. 464 - 468. 17/11/1997.
  • P. Español; I. Zúñiga; M.A. Rubio. Effect of boundary conditions in mode I fracture in brittle materials. Physica D. 96 - 1-4, pp. 375 - 383. 15/09/1996.
  • J.M. Pastor; M.A. Rubio. Instabilities in the growth of compact electrodeposits. PHYSICA D. 96 - 1-4, pp. 384 - 395. 15/09/1996.
  • J.M. Pastor; M.A. Rubio. Rough growth and morphological instability of compact electrodeposits. Physical Review Letters. 76 - 11, pp. 1848 - 1851. 11/03/1996.
  • I. Echeverría; M.A. Rubio. High-precision magnetic-levitation device with electro-optical feedback. Review of Scientific Instruments. 66 - 7, pp. 3931 - 3938. 11/07/1995.
  • P. Español; M.A. Rubio; I. Zúñiga. Scaling of the time-dependent selr-diffusion coefficient and the propagation of hydrodynamic interactions. Physical Review E. 51 - 1, pp. 803 - 806. 11/01/1995.
  • J. Galeano; M.A. Rubio. Experiments on earthquakes in a continuous elastic medium. Annales de Physique. 19 - 6, pp. 735 - 738. 11/12/1994.
  • M.A. Rubio; J. Galeano. Stick-slip dynamics in the relaxation of stresses in a continuous elastic medium. Physical Review E. 50 - 2, pp. 1000 - 1004. 11/08/1994.
  • J.C. Antoranz; M.A. Rubio; J. Duarte; D. Fernández-Caleya; M.M Desco; M. Cano; P. García-Barreno; J.M. Alvarez-Valdivielso; J.F. del Cañizo. Improvement of the hydrodynamic response of a ventricular assist device - A false aurcle solution. Artificial Organs. 16 - 3, pp. 301 - 305. 11/06/1992.
  • L. Conde; M.A. Rubio; V. Fairén; E. Riande. Oscillatory measurement of linear viscoelasticity - Dynamic moduli revisited. Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics. 29 - 12, pp. 1525 - 1531. 11/11/1991.
  • L. Conde; E. Riande; M.A. Rubio; V. Fairén. Nonlinear effects in the vicinity of the resonant frequency of viscoelastic measurement devices. Journal of Non-Cristalline solids. 131, pp. 883 - 886. 11/06/1991.
  • J. Duarte; D. Fernández-Caleya; J.M. Alvarez-Valdivielso; C. Romero; M.M Desco; M. Cano; F. Rodríguez; M.A. Rubio; J.C. Antoranz; J.F. del Cañizo. First clinical implantation of the BCM 3.5 ventricular assist device (VAD). European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 5 - 1, pp. 46 - 50. 15/01/1991.
  • M.A. Rubio; B.J. Gluckman; A. Dougherty; J.P. Gollub. Streams with moving contact lines: Complex dynamis due to contact angle hysteresis. Physical Review A. 43 - 2, pp. 811 - 818. 15/01/1991.
  • M.A. Rubio; A. Dougherty; J.P. Gollub. Self-affine fractal interfaces from immiscible displacemente in porous media - Reply. Physical Review Letters. 65 - 11, pp. 1389 - 1389. 10/09/1990.
  • M.A. Rubio; P. Bigazzi; L. Albavetti; S. Ciliberto. Spatiotemporal regimes in Rayleigh-Bénard convection in a small rectangular cell. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 209, pp. 309 - 334. 10/12/1989.
  • M.A. Rubio; C.A. Edwards; A. Dougherty; J.P. Gollub. Self-affine fractal interfaces from immiscible displacement in porous media. Physical Review Letters. 63 - 16, pp. 1685 - 1688. 16/10/1989.
  • M.A. Rubio; M. de la Torre; J.C. Antoranz. Intermittencies and power-law low-frequency divergencies in a nonlinear oscillator. Physica D. 36 - 1-2, pp. 92 - 108. 16/06/1989.
  • M. Desco; M.J. Cano; J. Duarte; F. Rodríguez; D. Fernández-Caleya; J.M. Alvarez-Valdivielso; J.C. Antoranz; M.A. Rubio; P. García-Barreno; J.F. del Cañizo. Blood biochemistry values of sheep (Ovis-aries-ligeriensis). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-Physiology. 94 - 4, pp. 717 - 719. 16/03/1989.
  • J.C. Antoranz; M.A. Rubio; M. de la Torre. Soft transition between type-I and type-III intermittencies in a nonlinear map. Progress of Theoretical Physics. 81 - 3, pp. 544 - 548. 16/03/1989.
  • M.A. Rubio; L. Conde; E. Riande. High-precision temperature controller based on phase-locked loop circuits. Review of Scientific Instruments. 59 - 9, pp. 2041 - 2044. 16/09/1988.
  • J.C. Antoranz; M.A. Rubio. Hyperchaos in a simple model for a laser with a saturable absorber. Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics. 5 - 5, pp. 1070 - 1073. 16/05/1988.
  • R Badii; G. Broggi; B. Derighetti; M. Ravani; S. Ciliberto; A. Politi; M.A. Rubio. Dimension increase in filtered chaotic signals. Physical Review Letters. 60 - 11, pp. 979 - 982. 14/03/1988.
  • S. Ciliberto; M.A. Rubio. Chaos and order in the temperature field of Rayleigh-Bénard convection. Physica Scripta. 36 - 6, pp. 920 - 926. 14/12/1987.
  • L. Conde; M.A. Rubio; E. Riande. Low-cost device for the precise measurements of dynamic moduli in the Weissenberg rheogoniometer. Journal of Rheology. 31 - 7, pp. 527 - 535. 14/10/1987.
  • S. Ciliberto; M.A. Rubio. Local oscillations, traveling waves and chaos in Rayleigh-Bénard convection. Physical Review Letters. 58 - 25, pp. 2652 - 2655. 22/06/1987.
  • F.T. Arecchi; S. Ciliberto; M.A. Rubio. Oscillations and chaos on the free-surface of a heated fluid. Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica D-Condensed Matter, Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics, Fluids, Plasmas, Biophysics. 3 - 4, pp. 793 - 802. 22/06/1984.
  • M. Dubois; M.A. Rubio; P. Bergé. Experimental evidence of intermittencies associated with a subharmonic bifurcation. Physical Review Letters. 51 - 16, pp. 1446 - 1449. 22/06/1983.