About Us

We are a multidisciplinary research group headed by Professor Carlos F. M. Coimbra. Prof. Coimbra received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California Irvine (UCI) after graduating in both Mechanical Engineering and Physics from the University of Brasilia, and receiving a Masters of Science degree in Applied Thermodynamics/Energy from the IST/University of Lisbon. Prof. Coimbra is also associated with the Center for Energy Research (CER), which is one of the largest Organized Research Units (ORUs) at UCSD. He is currently the Chairman of the MAE department at UC San Diego. Prof. Coimbra has published more than 150 peer-reviewed journal (80+) and conference (70+) papers on various topics related to solar energy, heat and mass transfer, stochastic forecasting methods, unsteady multiphase flows, and nonlinear dynamics. He is the co-author (with Prof. Anthony F. Mills from UCLA) of a popular series of textbooks on Heat and Mass Transfer, and is an active member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and a life member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Selected Journal Editorship


Group Members

Carlos Coimbra

Prof. Carlos F. M. Coimbra
Principal Investigator


Hugo Pedro

Hugo T. C. Pedro, Ph.D.
Project Scientist


Rich Inman

Rich Inman
Ph.D. Candidate
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David P. Larson

David P. Larson
Ph.D. Candidate
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Mengying Li

Mengying Li
Ph.D. Candidate


Jeremy Orosco

Jeremy Orosco
Ph.D. Student
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Jessica Medrado

Jessica Medrado
Ph.D. Student


Zhouyi Liao

Zhouyi Liao
Ph.D. Student


Jessica Mart

Jessica Mart
M.S. Student



Recent Group Alumni

Post-Docs

  • Athanassios Zagouras, Ph.D.
  • Edwin Lim, Ph.D.
  • Raphael Nunes, Ph.D.
  • Yinghao Chu, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Students

  • Amanpreet Kaur (Ph.D. 2015, UC San Diego)
  • Ana Carolina Veloso (Ph.D. 2017, UFMG/UC San Diego)
  • Lukas Nonnenmacher (Ph.D. 2015, UC San Diego)
  • Yinghao Chu (Ph.D. 2015, UC San Diego)
  • Matheus Porto (Ph.D. 2013, UFMG/UC San Diego)
  • Ricardo Marquez (Ph.D. 2012, UC Merced)

M.S. Students

  • Renn Darawali (M.S. 2016, UC San Diego)
  • Yuanjie Jiang (M.S. 2016, UC San Diego)
  • Evan Greer (M.S. 2015, UC San Diego)
  • Khari Rockward (M.S. 2015, UC San Diego)
  • Benjamin Queener (M.S. Thesis 2012, UC San Diego)
  • Richard Inman (M.S. Thesis 2012, UC San Diego)
  • Bron Davis (M.S. Thesis 2012, UC Merced)