Francisco Herbert

Francisco Herbert

Postdoctoral Fellow of the ConTex Program

AET 2.301

Educational Background:
Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from Monterrey Tech, Monterrey, Mexico
B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Monterrey Tech, Monterrey, Mexico

Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy designing and constructing wind energy conversion systems for diverse on- and off-grid applications. I also enjoy making sushi, listening to smooth jazz, playing volleyball, cycling and playing real-time strategy games.

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Renewable Energies: Wind Energy & Solar Energy
  • Theoretical, Computational and Experimental Thermo-Fluid Dynamics
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Computer Science & Data Analytics
  • General-Purpose/Interdisciplinary Simulation & Optimization

Principal areas of interdisciplinary research:

  1. Design and optimization of aero-electro-mechanical technologies for wind energy conversion systems
  2. Measurement, quantification and spatio-temporal extrapolation of wind resources
  3. Performance modeling and design optimization of large-scale onshore/offshore wind farm topologies.

Current Projects:

  1. Dual-Mode Rotors for Small Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbines

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