• Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Professor
  • Program Coordinator
Jorge Alvarado

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, December 2004
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 2000
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, June 1991

Research Interests

    • Experimental and Computational Convective Heat Transfer
    • Electronic Cooling
    • Energy Management and Conservation in Buildings
    • Renewable Energy
    • Alternative Energy Fuels
    • Mechanical and Thermal Analysis of Amorphous Metallic Alloys

Selected Publications

  • Kong, M. (PhD Student), J.L. Alvarado, C. Thies, S. Morefield, C.P. Marsh, “Field Evaluation of Microencapsulated Phase Change Material Slurry in Ground Source Heat Pump Systems,” Energy, in production, May 2017.
  • Zhang, T. (PhD student), J.P. Muthusamy (PhD student), J.L. Alvarado, A. Kanjirakat, R. Sadr, “Experimental and Numerical Visualization of Droplet-Induced Crown Splashing Dynamics,” Journal of Heat Transfer, in production, Feb 2017.
  • Park, J., A. Pagan-Vazquez, J. L. Alvarado, L.P. Chamorro, S. M. Lux, C.P. Marsh, “Characterization of Tab-Induced Counter-Rotating Vortex Pair for Mixing Applications,” Journal of Fluids Engineering, March, 2017, Vol. 139/031102.
  • Kong, M. (PhD student), J.L. Alvarado, W. Terrell, C. Thies, "Performance characteristics of microencapsulated phase change material slurry in a helically coiled tube," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 101, October 2016, Pages 901-914.
  • Zhang, T. (PhD student), J.L. Alvarado, J.P. Muthusamy (PhD student), A. Kanjirakat, R. Sadr, "Effects of Screen Laminates on Droplet-Induced Film Hydrodynamics and Surface Heat Transfer," Journal of Heat Transfer, 080902-1 / Vol. 138, August 2016.