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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, University of Notre Dame
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1999, University of Notre Dame
Mechanical Engineer, 1994, 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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