Luis Cruz Cruz, PhD

Associate Professor

Luis Cruz Cruz

Office: Disque Hall 912
Phone: 215.895.2739

Website: Group Website, Personal Website


  • 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

Correlation studies and density map analysis of the loss of spatial organization of neurons in the aged brain: computational studies of the folding of the Alzheimer amyloid beta protein using all-atom molecular dynamics:cellular automata models of the growth of plaques in Alzheimer's disease: fluid flow through porous media using computer lattice models.


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.