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Roseanna N. Zia

  • Roseanna N. Zia
  • Dept: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Title: Assistant Professor, James C. and Rebecca Q. Morgan Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow, and Associate Editor, Journal of Rheology
  • Address: 344 Olin Hall
  • Phone: 607 254-3353
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Roseanna Zia received her Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology for research with John F. Brady in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Chemical Engineering, in 2011. She received her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Missouri, and subsequently worked as a mechanical engineer in the automotive industry in Detroit, Michigan at General Motors Corporation and Delphi Automotive. During this time she also received a Master of Engineering degree at the University of Michigan.


Selected Publications

  • Hoh, N. J., Roseanna Zia. 2015. "Force-induced diffusion in suspensions of hydrodynamically interacting colloids." J. Fluid Mech..
  • Hoh, N J., Roseanna Zia. 2015. "Hydrodynamic diffusion in active microrheology of non-colloidal suspensions: the role of interparticle forces." J. Fluid Mech. 785: 189-218.
  • Zia, Roseanna, J W. Swan, Y Su. 2015. "Pair mobility functions for rigid spheres in concentrated colloidal dispersions: force, torque, translation, and rotation." Journal of Chemical Physics 143: 224901.
  • Zia, Roseanna, B. J. Landrum, W. B. Russel. 2014. "A micro-mechanical study of coarsening and rheology of colloidal gels: Cage building, cage hopping, and Smoluchowski's ratchet." J. Rheol. 58 (5): 1121-1157.
  • Zia, Roseanna, J.F. Brady. 2012. "Microviscosity, microdiffusivity, and normal stresses." Journal of Rheology 56 (5): 1175-1208.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award (National Science Foundation) 2013
  • ONR Young Investigator Award (Office of Naval Research) 2014
  • Publication of the Year Award (Journal of Rheology) 2013
  • NAE Frontiers in Engineering Education (nominated & selected) (National Academy of Engineering) 2014
  • NSF BRIGE Award (National Science Foundation) 2013



  • Ph D (Mechanical Engineering), California Institute of Technology,
  • MEng (Manufacturing Engineering), University of Michigan,
  • BS (Mechanical Engineering), University of Missouri,