Dr Juan Felipe Torres


2014  Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Mechanical Systems and Design, Tohoku University, Japan
2014  Doctor of Engineering, Mechanical, Energy, Civil and Acoustics, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
2011  Master of Engineering, Mechanical Systems and Design, Tohoku University, Japan
2009  Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan

Work Experience

2016-pres. Research Fellow, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
2014-2016  Research Scientist, Research and Development Center, Toshiba Corporation, Japan
2013-2014  Research Fellow, Tohoku University, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan
2010-2013  Research Assistant, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Japan


Dr Torres's research interests are in complex transport phenomena involving heat transfer and fluid mechanics, with applications in energy, environmental and biomedical engineering. He is particularly interested in experimental and theoretical mass diffusion, solid-gas interfacial transport and natural convection phenomena. He has first-authored publications in renowned journals on various topics: nonlinear dynamics and chaos, natural convection, thermodiffusion, multicomponent diffusion and phase-shifting interferometry.

Journal publications

  1. JF Torres, I Ellis, J Coventry. Degradation mechanisms and non-linear thermal cycling effects in a high-temperature light-absorber coatingSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 218, 110719, Elsevier (2020)
  2. B Liu, M Taheri, JF Torres, Z Fusco, T Lu, Y Liu, T Tsuzuki, G Yu, A Tricoli. Janus conductive/insulating microporous ion-sieving membranes for stable Li–S batteries, ACS Nano (2020)
  3. X Kang, I Di Bernardo, H Yang, JF Torres, L Zhang. Metal–Organic Framework Microdomains in 3D Conductive Host as Polysulfide Inhibitor for Fast, Long-Cycle Li–S BatteriesApplied Surface Science, Vol. 535, 147680, Elsevier (2020) 
  4. F Ghanadi, JF Torres, M Arjomandi, J Pye. Flow structure and convective heat transfer in a bladed structure under wind conditionsInternational Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 85, 108676, Elsevier (2020)
  5. E Abbasi-Shavazi, JF Torres, G Hughes, J Pye. Experimental correlation of natural convection losses from a scale-model solar cavity receiver with non-isothermal surface temperature distributionSolar Energy, Vol. 198, 355-375, Elsevier (2020)
  6. JF Torres, F Ghanadi, Y Wang, M Arjomandi, J Pye. Mixed convection and radiation from an isothermal bladed structureInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 147, 118906, Elsevier (2020)
  7. E Chen, X Wu, Y Zhao, E Hu, JF Torres. Scaling up capacity of stand-alone adsorption refrigeration tubesResults in Engineering 4, 100066, Elsevier (2019)
  8. Y Zhao, P Zhao, Y Liu, Y Xu, JF Torres. On the selection of perturbations for thermal boundary layer controlPhysics of Fluids, Vol. 31, 104102, American Institute of Physics (2019)
  9. J Fang, N Tu, JF Torres, J Wei, J Pye. Numerical investigation of the natural convective heat loss of a solar central cavity receiver with air curtain, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 152, 147–159, Elsevier (2019)
  10. JF Torres, F Ghanadi, I Nock, M Arjomandi, J Pye. Mixed convection around a tilted cuboid with an isothermal sidewall at moderate Reynolds numbers, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 119, 418–432, Elsevier (2018)
  11. JF Torres, D Henry, A Komiya, S Maruyama. Transition from multiplicity to singularity of steady natural convection in a tilted cubical enclosure, Physical Review E, Vol. 92, 023031, American Physical Society (2015)
  12. JF Torres, D Henry, A Komiya, S Maruyama. Bifurcation analysis of steady natural convection in a tilted cubical cavity with adiabatic sidewalls, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 756, pp. 650–688, Cambridge University Press (2014)
  13. JF Torres, D Henry, A Komiya, S Maruyama, HB Hadid. Three-dimensional continuation study of convection in a tilted rectangular enclosure, Physical Review E, Vol. 88, 043015, American Physical Society (2013)
  14. JF Torres, A Komiya, D Henry, S Maruyama. Measurement of Soret and Fickian diffusion coefficients by orthogonal phase-shifting interferometry and its application to protein aqueous solutions, Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 139, 074203, American Institute of Physics (2013)
  15. JF Torres, A Komiya, E Shoji, J Okajima, S Maruyama. Development of phase-shifting interferometry for measurement of isothermal diffusion coefficients in binary solutions, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Vol. 50, pp. 1287–1296, Elsevier (2012)
  16. JF Torres, A Komiya, J Okajima, S Maruyama. Measurement of the molecular mass dependence of the mass diffusion coefficient in protein aqueous solutions, Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 326-328, pp. 452–458, Trans Tech Publications (2012)
  17. A Komiya, JF Torres, S Maruyama. Measurement of mass diffusion coefficient of multi-component system in aqueous media by phase-shifting interferometer, Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 297-301, pp. 624–630, Trans Tech Publications (2010)


  1. JF Torres, H Kano, M Shiratsuchi, S Tatsuta, Thermal laser stimulation apparatus, method of thermally stimulating, and program. Japan: 2016-053114; USA: US20170269154A1 (2019)
  2. JF Torres, T Jimbo, Medical data processing apparatus, method, and program. Japan: 2016-011108, filed in 2016 – application withdrawn
  3. JF Torres, K Matsuoka, Apparatus and method for detecting faults in multilayer semiconductors. Japan: 2015-182508; USA: US20170074928A1 (2018)

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PhD Candidate

Seyedeh Sahar Hosseini »

PhD Student

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PhD Candidate

Distinguished Awards

2017  Scientific Contribution Award – Heat Transfer Society of Japan
2015  Distinguished Referee Award – European Physical Journal
2014  Presidential Prize for Excellence, highest recognition for PhD thesis – Tohoku University

Presentation Awards

2013  Best Poster Award – Annual ELyT Laboratory Workshop, Japan
2012  Outstanding Award – International Young Researchers Seminar on Flow Dynamics, Japan
2012  Best Poster Award – International Meeting on Thermodiffusion, Belgium
2011  Outstanding Award – International Young Researchers Seminar on Flow Dynamics, Japan
2011  Outstanding Presentation Award – National Heat Transfer Symposium, Japan
2009  Best Presentation Award – Japan Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Japan

Scholarships & Fellowships

2013  Research Fellowship for Young Scientists – Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2009  Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for Master Course – Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2004  Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship for Undergraduate Course – Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

ENGN3224 -- Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Lecturer (2018, 2019, 2020)

ENGN3100 -- Practical Experience, Course Convener  (2019)

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