Francisco Ruiz

  • Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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

Research Interests

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

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

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.

Expertise

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Thermal Sciences

Francisco Ruiz

Contact Information

312.567.3212 312.567.7230 RE-246D