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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.

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Academic Articles55
  • Salem, H., Mina, E. M., Alvarado, J. L., Abdelmessih, R. N., & Mekhail, T. A. (2022). Performance enhancement of photovoltaic panel by using microencapsulated phase change slurry in channel with staggered pins. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications. 1-20.
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  • Wang, Y. i., Alvarado, J. L., & Terrell, W. (2022). Thermal performance of microencapsulated phase change material slurry in helical coils with reversed loops and wire coil inserts. Experimental Heat Transfer. 1-28.
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  • 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 & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS. 110807-110807.
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  • Sakakeeny, J., Deshpande, C., Deb, S., Alvarado, J. L., & Ling, Y. (2021). A model to predict the oscillation frequency for drops pinned on a vertical planar surface. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. a28.
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  • 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 environmentA numerical perspective. Building and Environment. 108280-108280.
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Conference Papers40
  • 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. 2018-August, 3005-3014.
  • El Archi, C. Z., Nasser, T., & Alvarado, J. (2017). Modeling a DFIG based wind system for unbalanced grid voltage condition. 2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems (ISAP), 2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent System Applications to Power Systems (ISAP). 1-5.
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  • 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. Volume 2: Heat Transfer in Multiphase Systems; Gas Turbine Heat Transfer; Manufacturing and Materials Processing; Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment; Heat and Mass Transfer in Biotechnology; Heat Transfer Under Extreme Conditions; Computational Heat Transfer; Heat Transfer Visualization Gallery; General Papers on Heat Transfer; Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer; Transport Phenomena in Manufacturing and Materials Processing, ASME 2016 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. 2, v002t08a013-v002t08a013.
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  • 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.
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  • Li, Q., & Alvarado, J. L. (2015). Large Eddy Simulation of Emulsified Canola Oil Sprays in Swirl-Promoted Combustion Chamber. Volume 7B: Fluids Engineering Systems and Technologies, ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. 7B-2015, v07bt09a022-v07bt09a022.
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patents
Patents1
  • Wherley, B., Alvarado, J., White, R., Thomas, J., Men, J., Tate, D., Jaber, F., & Reynolds, W. (2018). Method and system for reduction of irrigation runoff.
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chaired theses and dissertations
Email
jorge.alvarado@tamu.edu
First Name
Jorge
Last Name
Alvarado
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Engineering Technology; 3367 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3367
USA