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).
Hugo T. C. Pedro, Ph.D.