Carlos Hidrovo

Associate Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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Office

  • 207 SN
  • 617.373.7520

Lab

  • 160 EC
  • 617.373.6296

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

Multiscale Thermal Fluids Laboratory

In MTFL, we focus on thermal fluid problems ranging from the nanoscale to the macroscale over a wide spectrum of applications.

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Selected Research Projects

Selected Publications

  • Y. Salamat, C.H. Hidrovo, Significance of the Micropores Electro-Sorption Resistance and Non-Electrostatic Adsorption in Capacitive Deionization Systems, Water Research, 169, 2020, 115286
  • P. Tirandazi, C.H. Hidrovo, Study of Drag Reduction using Periodic Spanwise Grooves on Incompressible Viscous Laminar Flows, Physical Review Fluids, 5(6), 2020, 064102
  • 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
Carlos Hidrovo

Faculty

May 21, 2020

Patent for Generating Precise Liquid Droplets for Biochemical Sensing

MIE Assistant Professor Carlos Hidrovo was awarded a patent for “Platform for liquid droplet formation and isolation.”

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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