Solar and Thermal Energy Conversión
Micro and Nanofluidics for Life Sciences
Electrokinetics Flows in Microchannels
Flow Mixing and Chaos in engineering Device and Systems
Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
effective properties of multiphase materials
Professor Amador M. Guzmán is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He earned his Mechanical Engineer degree from Universidad de Santiago de Chile and his Ph.D. (1995) from Carnegie Mellon University. Before coming to Pontifcia Universidad Catolica de Chile Professor Guzmán was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Universidad de Santiago de Chile and the director of the talleres de articulación en nanotecnología, an initiative funded by the Chilean government. His research interests are in the field of solar (and other sources of) energy conversion to thermal and electric energy by thermoelectric, thermophotovoltaic and hybrid systems. His main interests in this area are the theoretical and numerical techniques for determining thermoelectric properties such as thermal conductivity in composites and other nanostructures, and the development of novel technologies for energy conversion. Professor Guzmán also works in the areas of micro and nanofluidics for life sciences and biomedical applications, artificial organs and biomedical engineering, and heat transfer and fluid mechanics in microscale technologies. At the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Guzmán teaches courses in traditional topics such as heat transfer, fluid mechanics and heat convection, and in novel topics such as micro and nanofluidics, solar and thermal energy conversion by solid state devices, electrokinetics flows and heat transport in microdevices. He supervises master and doctoral students in he is founder and director of the micro and nanofluidcs laboratory and the energy conversion and device research laboratory.
Chilean Ministery of Energy and Conicyt Scholarship for Performing Research on Thermoelectric Material and Solar Energy Conversion at MIT, July-December 2011.
Most Distinguished Professor of Engineering Award 2000-2001, School of Engineering, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
Mideplan Scholarhip, Chilean Government, 1991
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