José Rafael Morillas Medina

José R. Morillas Medina received a B.Sc. degree in Physics from University of Granada (Spain) in 2014. In 2015 he received FPU Predoctoral Fellowship which is currently allowing him to develop a doctoral thesis within the Department of Applied Physics.

His teaching activity is focused on laboratory practices in the subjects of Physics I: Mechanics (Degree in Building Engineering) and Experimental Techniques (Degree in Physics).

His research and doctoral thesis deal with experimental and numerical study of magnetorheological fluids (MRFs) at high confinement under simple shear and microcapillary flows. MRFs are a kind of smart material that experience a transition from the liquid state to a soft solid one when an external magnetic field is applied. This transition happens in a few milliseconds and is reversible. Therefore, it makes MRFs promising candidates for applications related to torque transfer systems and dampers.