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Gerardo Diaz

School of Engineering

Contact Information:
University of California, Merced
School of Engineering
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

Email: gdiaz@ucmerced.edu
Office Phone: 209-228-7858
Fax: 209-228-4047

Research Interests

Renewable energy conversion, dynamic simulation and control of thermal systems, biomass gasification, thermal and non-thermal plasma applications to energy generation and water conservation, optimization of thermal systems, solar thermal systems.


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2000 ñ University of Notre Dame
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1999 ñ University of Notre Dame
Mechanical Engineer, 1994 ñ Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching. (Notre Dame, 4/2000)
Harman Fellowship in Engineering. (Notre Dame, 1998)
Organization of American States Fellowship, Program: PRA-Mechanical Engineering, Number: F50222, (8/96-8/98)
Research Member of the Biochar Research Advisory Group for the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (California 2/2017)


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