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Faculty Profile

Carlos Hidrovo

334 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD (2001), Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research & Scholarship Interests

Fluid mechanics and mechanics of mecroscale multiphase transport phenomena with applications in portable biochemical diagnostics, thermal management and water desalination
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Honors & Awards

  • CAREER Award (2012), National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship (2009), Gordon Research Conferences (GRC)
  • Young Faculty Award (YFA) (2008), Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency (DARPA)
  • Robert T. Knapp Award (2001), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Teaching Interests

  • Thermal fluid sciences – fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics
  • Experimental and laboratory techniques

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
  • US Association for Computational Mechanics

Selected Publications

  • Demirer, O. N., and Hidrovo, C. H., "Laser Induced Fluorescence Visualization of Ion Transport in a Pseudo-Porous Capacitive Deionization Microstructure", Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Vol. 16, No. 1-2, pp. 109-122, 2014.
  • Hale, R., Bonnecaze, R. T. and Hidrovo, C. H., "Optimization of Capillary Flow through Square Micropillar Arrays", International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 58, pp. 39-51, 2014.
  • Chhabra, A., Kanapuram, R., Kim, T. J., Geng, J., da Silva, A., Bielawski, C. andHidrovo, C., "Humidity Effects on the Wetting Characteristics of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) During a Lower Critical Solution Transition", Langmuir, Vol. 29, No. 25, pp. 8116-8124, 2013.
  • Kim, T. J. and Hidrovo, C., "Pressure and Partial Wetting Effects on Superhydrophobic Friction Reduction in Microchannel Flow", Physics of Fluids, Vol. 24, No. 11, pp. 112003-18, 2012.
  • Carroll, B. and Hidrovo, C., "Droplet Collision Mixing Diagnostics Using Single Fluorophore LIF", Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 53, No. 5, pp. 1301-1316, 2012.
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Related News

August 24, 2017

MIE Assistant Professor Carlos Hidrovo Chavez was awarded a $309K NSF grant for "Elucidating the True Role of Surface Microtexturing in Friction Reduction and Enhanced Convective Heat Transfer".