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Francisco Ruiz, Ph.D.

Francisco Ruiz
Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Office: 

RE-246D

Phone: 

312.567.3212

Fax: 

312.567.7230

Email: 

Education 

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 1985
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Universidad Politicnica de Madrid, 1983

Expertise 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Thermal Sciences

Research 

Atomization: Fundamental mechanisms: cavitation, turbulence, surface instability

Diesel injection

Mach number effects

Internal combustion engines:

Regenerative cycles: ultra-lean burn and diesel

Natural gas

Computer modeling

Invention: New curriculum to coach students to become successful inventors

Awards 

Tanasawa Award, International Conference of Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Japan, 1988.

Teetor Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1990.

Teetor Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1990.

Science All-Professor Team. Chicago Tribune, 1993.

Science All-Professor Team. Chicago Tribune, 1993.

Listed: "Who's who in American Education," "Who's who in Hispanic Professionals," "Who's who in Science and Engineering." 1996.

Professional Society Memberships