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Research Interests:

  • Renewable Energy Conversion
  • Dynamic Simulation and Control of Thermal Systems
  • Biomass Gasification
  • SOFCs
  • Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithm for Optimization of Thermal Components


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2000 – University of Notre Dame
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1999 – University of Notre Dame
  • Mechanical Engineer, 1994 – Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Sustainable Plasma Gasification Lab

Honors and Awards:

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching. (Notre Dame, 4/2000) 
  • Harman Fellowship in Engineering. (Notre Dame, 1998) 
  • Organization of American States Fellowship, Program: PRA-Mechanical Engineering, Number: F50222, (8/96-8/98)