Gerardo Carbajal

Associate Professor - 9
Gerardo Carbajal

Phone 863-874-8760

Location Main Campus

Office BARC-1177

Directory Mechanical Engineering

Gerardo Carbajal is an associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, FL. After spending several years as a full professor at the Ana G. Mendez University System (AGMUS) Gurabo-Campus in Puerto Rico, he joined Florida Poly in the spring of 2019. Carbajal has published 10 peer-reviewed journal papers and 44 peer-reviewed conference papers and co-organized the NSF wind energy and turbulence workshop in Puerto Rico in 2011.
 
  • Nominated to the ABLAZE Research Award 2022- Florida Polytechnic University, March 2022.
  • Inaugural Address, Third International Conference on Computing in Mechanical Engineering – ICCME'21, SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Kerala, India, 2021.
  • Keynote Address, Third International Conference on Computing in Mechanical Engineering – ICCME'21, SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Kerala, India, 2021.
  • Fellow DOE-NETL Summer Program, Morgantown, West Virginia, 2018.
  • The Cash Family Award for Best Mentor, National Wind Renewable Center, Texas Tech University, August 2014.
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 2006.
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, USA, 2003.
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, National University of Trujillo, Peru, 1995.
  • Heat Pipes Applications and Numerical Simulations (CFD)
  • Flow boiling in mini and microchannels
  • Hybrid cooling system for applications in Li-Ion batteries
  • Heat transfer enhancement
  • Thermal and water management of PEMFC
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), 2003-current
  • Carbajal G. (2022). Study of Flow Configuration and Heat Pipe Combination Effects in Air Cooling Systems, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 86700, pp. V008T11A041. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2022-97105.
  • Frear C., Carbajal G., Romero E. (2022). Extended Analysis of Micro Fin Array Configurations for Single- and Two-Phase Flow, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 86700, pp. V008T11A038. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2022-95984
  • Frear C, Carbajal G. Romero-Ramirez E, Carbajal G. (2022). Comparison of Micro Fin Array Configurations for Heat Transfer Enhancement in Microchannels, Heat Transfer Summer Conference, 85796, pp. V001T08A005. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2022-85752
  • Carbajal G. (2021). Study of Flow Field Configuration Effect in Cooling Systems, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 85673, pp. V011T11A046. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2021-72170.
  • Montoya Segnini J., Carbajal G. (2019). A 5-cm2 PEM Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layer Experimental Study, and Scanning Electron Microscopy Visualization, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 59438, pp. V006T06A067.https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2019-12018
  • Mehdi F., G. Carbajal, Chen Li. (2014). Transient Analysis of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in a Polymer-Based Micro Flat Heat Pipe with Hybrid Wicks. Int. Journal Heat and Mass Transfer, 70, pp. 545-555. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2013.11.019.
  • Jiang Y., G. Carbajal, Sobhan C.B., Li J. (2013) 3D Heat Transfer Analysis of a Miniature Copper-Water Vapor Chamber with Wicked Pillars Array, The ISRN Mechanical Engineering, Article ID 194908, 10 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/194908
  • Carbajal G., C.B. Sobhan, G.P. Bud Peterson, (2013). Symmetrical Porous Surfaces for Performance Enhancement in Mini-channels:  Effects on Pressure Drop, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, 20 (1) pp. 73-81 DOI: 10.1615/JEnhHeatTransf.2013006950
  • Quinones D.P. and Carbajal, G., (2012). Capillary-Column enhanced CHF Microgravity Flow Boiling, Int. Journal Heat and Mass Transfer, 55, pp. 260-271. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2011.09.01
  • Queheillalt D.T., Carbajal G., Wadley H.N.G., and Peterson G.P. (2008). A Multifunctional Heat Pipe Sandwich Panel Structure, Int. Journal Heat and Mass Transfer, 51, pp. 312-326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2007.03.051