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Luis Cruz Cruz

Luis Cruz Cruz, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Office: Disque Hall 912
Phone: 215.895.2739

Additional Sites: Personal Website, Biophysics Group


  • BS, Physics, University of Puerto Rico, 1985
  • BM, Piano, Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, 1989
  • MS, Physics, University of Puerto Rico, 1989
  • PhD, Physics, MIT, 1994

Research Interests:

  • Computational studies of confinement effects on the folding of amyloidogenic proteins
  • Spatial correlations of neurons in the brain
  • Firing dynamics of neuronal networks
  • Fluid flow through porous media


Luis Cruz Cruz, who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the Fall of 2008 as Associate Professor of Physics, completed his PhD in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, focusing on electrical and magnetic properties of conducting polymers. He then went as post-doctoral fellow to Boston University where he applied methods of statistical physics to neurological conditions and disease. His current research focuses on computer simulations of the dynamics of protein folding and applications of statistical methods to understand possible relationships between neuronal organization in the brain and cognition.