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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

Multiscale and multiphase flow and transport phenomena, surface tension interactions in micro/nanoengineered structures, and electrokinetic ion transport in porous media for applications in energy storage, portable biochemical diagnostics, thermal management, and water treatment systems
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College Research Initiatives

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

  • P. Tirandazi, C.H. Hidrovo, Liquid In-Gas Droplet Microfluids; Experimental Characterization of Droplet Morphology, Generation Frequency, and Monodispersity in a Flow-Focusing Microfluidic Device, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 27(7), 2017, 075020-9
  • A. Shahriari, M. Kim, S. Zamani, N. Phillip, B. Nasouri, C.H. Hidrovo, Flow Regime Mapping of High Inertial Gas-Liquid Droplet Microflows in Flow-Focusing Geometries, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 20(1), 2016, 1-13
  • S. Salamat, C.A. Rios Perez, C. Hidrovo, Performance Characterization of a Capacitive Deionization Water Desalination System With an Intermediate Solution and Low Salinity Water, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 138(3), 2016, 032003-032005
  • T.J. Kim, M. Kim, S. Hann, J. Trejo, C.H. Hidrovo, Thermal Characterization of Microheated Microchannels with Spatially Resolved Two-Color Fluorescence Thermometry, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 24(1), 2015, 115-125
  • R.S. Hale, R. Ranjan, C.H. Hidrovo, Capillary Flow through Rectangular Micropillar Arrays, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 75, 2014, 710-717
  • O.N. Demirer, C.H. Hidrovo, Laser Induced Fluorescence Visualization of Ion Transport in a Pseudo-Porous Capacitive Deionization Microstructure, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 16(1-2), 2014, 109-122
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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".