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    Francisco Ruiz, PhD - Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    Francisco Ruiz, PhD

    Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    Office: E1-246D

    Phone: 312.567.3212
    Fax: 312.567.7230
    Email: ruiz@iit.edu
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    Expertise

    • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Thermal Sciences

    Education

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

    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

    Current Projects

    Awards/Honors

    • 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.

    Patents

    Books

    Selected Publications

    Professional Society Memberships

    Department of Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Engineering
    10 West 32nd Street
    243 Engineering 1 Building
    Chicago, IL 60616-3793
    Phone: 312.567.3175
    Fax: 312.567.7230