Roberto Alonso-Matilla received a B.S. in Engineering from University of Valladolid, Spain. His first research experience took place at Yale University, where he discovered a wide-range-specific-impulse propellant material to be used in electrically powered spacecraft. He then obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences (Mechanical Engineering) at UC San Diego, where he developed and provided a theoretical framework based on hydrodynamic theory and statistical mechanics to gain a better understanding of active suspensions at a macroscopic level. He then joined Prof. O’Shaughnessy’s group as a Postdoctoral Researcher, where he is using mathematical modeling and numerical simulations to further our physical understanding of different processes in cell mechanics and neurotransmission.