Dr. Jorge Alvarado is a professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University (TAMU). He holds a joint-appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at TAMU. He teaches courses in the areas of thermal sciences, fluid mechanics, and fluid power. Dr. Alvarado's research interests are in the areas of nanotechnology, micro-scale heat transfer, electronic cooling, phase change materials, thermal storage, bio-fuel combustion, and energy conservation and use of renewable energy in buildings. He received his BS degree in mechanical engineering (1991) from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayag?ez; MS (2000) and PhD (2004) degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He has worked and collaborated with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the University of Wisconsin at Madison and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, among others. Recent work involves enhanced condensation using hybrid surfaces with hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties, characterization of microencapsulated phase change material slurry and nanoparticles as heat transfer fluids, as well as the study of spray and droplet impingement cooling using nanostructured surfaces. He and his research team have also characterized experimentally the flow behavior and heat transfer performance of a heat exchanger consisting of vortex generators.
- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - (Urbana, Illinois, United States) 2004
- M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - (Urbana, Illinois, United States) 1999
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez - (Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, United States) 1991
- Sehgal, S., Alvarado, J. L., Hassan, I. G., & Kadam, S. T. (2021). A comprehensive review of recent developments in falling-film, spray, bubble and microchannel absorbers for absorption systems. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 142, 110807-110807.
- Muthusamy, J., Haq, S., Akhtar, S., Alzoubi, M. A., Shamim, T., & Alvarado, J. (2021). Implication of coughing dynamics on safe social distancing in an indoor environment—A numerical perspective. Building and Environment. 206, 108280-108280.
- Muthusamy, J. P., Zhang, T., Alvarado, J. L., Kanjirakat, A., & Sadr, R. (2021). Hydrodynamic and heat transfer characteristics of droplet train spreading-splashing transition on heated surface. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 164, 120500-120500.
- Wang, Y. i., Alvarado, J. L., & Terrell, W. (2020). Thermal performance of helical coils with reversed loops and wire coil inserts. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 146, 118723-118723.
- Ali, A. K., Wang, Y. i., & Alvarado, J. L. (2019). Facilitating industrial symbiosis to achieve circular economy using value-added by design: A case study in transforming the automobile industry sheet metal waste-flow into Voronoi facade systems. Journal of Cleaner Production. 234, 1033-1044.
- Park, J., Alvarado, J. L., Chamorro, L. P., & Marsh, C. P. (2018). Effects of multiple trapezoidal vortex generators on flow and surface cooling. International Heat Transfer Conference 16. 2018-August, 3005-3014.
- Archi, C., Nasser, T., & Alvarado, J. (2017). Modeling a DFIG Based Wind System for Unbalanced Grid Voltage Condition. 1-5.
- Zhang, T., Muthusamy, J. P., Alvarado, J., Kanjirakat, A., & Sadr, R. (2016). Experimental and Numerical Characterization of Droplet-Induced Spreading-Splashing Transition in Surface Cooling. 2, v002t08a013-v002t08a013.
- Kong, M., Alvarado, J. L., & Terrell, W. (2016). THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF MICROENCAPSULATED PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL SLURRIES IN A HEATED HELICAL COIL. 11TH IIR CONFERENCE ON PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS AND SLURRIES FOR REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING. 2016-January, 254-262.
- Li, Q., Lerma, I., Alvarado, J., Edinbarough, I., & Hung, W. (2015). Characterization of Micromist for Effective Machining. 2A-2015, v02at02a058-v02at02a058.
- EXPERIMENTAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MULTISCALE VORTICAL FLOW STRUCTURE awarded by DOD-Army-Corps of Engineers 2014 - 2018
- Charlotte and Walter Buchanan Faculty Fellow conferred by Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) - in Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution 2014
- Faculty Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service Award conferred by Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) - by the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution 2008
- Mohsin, Zaki (2020-08). Experimental Investigation of Plastic Heat Exchanger for Single Phase and Condensation Heat Transfer. (Master's Thesis)
- Wang, Yi (2019-12). Flow Behavior and Heat Transfer Performance of Microencapsulated Phase Change Material Slurry in Coiled Tubes with Reversed Loops and Wire Coil Inserts. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Deb, Sarojeet Bhaktibhushan (2019-12). Effects of Resonant Vibrations on Droplets for Enhanced Dropwise Condensation. (Master's Thesis)
- Haq, Syed Mohammad Hameed Ul (2018-12). Numerical Simulation of Uniform Circular Microjet and Mono Dispersed Micro Droplet Streams for Impingement Cooling. (Master's Thesis)
- Muthusamy, Jayaveera Pandian (2018-08). Numerical Investigation of Thermo-Hydrodynamics of Multiple Droplet Train Impingement for Surface Cooling. (Doctoral Dissertation)