Dr Juan Felipe Torres

Education

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 papers

  1. J. Fang, N. Tu, J.F. 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 (2019)
  2. J.F. 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 (2018)
  3. J.F. Torres, D. Henry, A. Komiya and 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)
  4. J.F. Torres, D. Henry, A. Komiya and 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)
  5. J.F. Torres, D. Henry, A. Komiya, S. Maruyama and H. Ben Hadid, "Three-dimensional continuation study of convection in a tilted rectangular enclosure". Physical Review E, Vol. 88, 043015, American Physical Society (2013)
  6. J.F. Torres, A. Komiya, D. Henry and 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)
  7. J.F. Torres, A. Komiya, E. Shoji, J. Okajima and 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)
  8. J.F. Torres, A. Komiya, J. Okajima and 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)
  9. A. Komiya, J.F. Torres and 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)

Patents

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

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PhD Candidate

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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

ENGN3100 -- Practical Experience, Course Convener

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