Jorge Alvarado

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology



Office: THOM 117E
Phone: 979.458.1900

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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


  • 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

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.