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Carlos Hidrovo

Assistant Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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  • 617.373.7520

Research Focus

Multiscale and multiphase flow and transport phenomena, surface tension interactions in micro/nanoengineered structures, and electrokinetic ion transport in porous media for applications in energy storage, portable biochemical diagnostics, thermal management, and water treatment systems

Education

  • PhD (2001), Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honors & Awards

  • CAREER Award (2012), National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship (2009), Gordon Research Conferences (GRC)
  • Young Faculty Award (YFA) (2008), Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency (DARPA)
  • Robert T. Knapp Award (2001), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Teaching Interests

  • Thermal fluid sciences – fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics
  • Experimental and laboratory techniques

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Society – Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
  • US Association for Computational Mechanics

Research Overview

Multiscale and multiphase flow and transport phenomena, surface tension interactions in micro/nanoengineered structures, and electrokinetic ion transport in porous media for applications in energy storage, portable biochemical diagnostics, thermal management, and water treatment systems

Selected Publications

  • P. Tirandazi, C.H. Hidrovo, An Integrated Gas-Liquid Droplet Microfluidic Platform for Digital Sampling and Detection of Airborne Targets, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 267, 2018, 279-293
  • Y. Salamat, C.H. Hidrovo, A Parametric Study of Multiscale Transport Phenomena and Performance Characteristics of Capacitive Deionization Systems, Desalination, 438(7), 2018, 24-36
  • P. Tirandazi, C.H. Hidrovo, Liquid In-Gas Droplet Microfluids; Experimental Characterization of Droplet Morphology, Generation Frequency, and Monodispersity in a Flow-Focusing Microfluidic Device, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 27(7), 2017, 075020-9
  • T.J. Kim, M. Kim, S. Hann, J. Trejo, C.H. Hidrovo, Thermal Characterization of Microheated Microchannels with Spatially Resolved Two-Color Fluorescence Thermometry, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 24(1), 2015, 115-125
  • R.S. Hale, R. Ranjan, C.H. Hidrovo, Capillary Flow through Rectangular Micropillar Arrays, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 75, 2014, 710-717
  • O.N. Demirer, C.H. Hidrovo, Laser Induced Fluorescence Visualization of Ion Transport in a Pseudo-Porous Capacitive Deionization Microstructure, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 16(1-2), 2014, 109-122

Faculty

Jun 27, 2018

Hidrovo Awarded NSF Grant

MIE Assistant Professor Carlos Hidrovo was awarded a $291K NSF Grant for determining the "Formation and Transport Dynamics of High Speed Gas-Liquid Droplet Microfluidics". Abstract Source: NSF The goal of this project is to understand liquid droplet formation and transport dynamics in gaseous microfluidic systems, including compressibility effects. Understanding liquid droplet formation and transport in […]

Faculty

Aug 24, 2017

Hidrovo Awarded $309K NSF Grant

MIE Assistant Professor Carlos Hidrovo Chavez was awarded a $309K NSF grant for “Elucidating the True Role of Surface Microtexturing in Friction Reduction and Enhanced Convective Heat Transfer”.

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