Our people

The group consists of Postdoctoral, Ph.D, M.S. and B.S. level researchers and research assistants performing basic and applied research in convective and conductive heat transfer, headed by Dr. Alfonso Ortega, James R. Birle Professor of Energy Technology in the College of Engineering at Villanova University.



Alfonso Ortega, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs
James R. Birle Professor of Energy Technology

Postdoctoral Fellows  

Khosrow Ebrahimi
Postdoctral Fellow

Ph.D. Candidates

Marcelo del Valle
Research Assistant

Felipe Valenzuela
Research Assistant
Mahsa Ebrahim
Research Assistant
John Podhiny
Research Assistant
Carol Caceres
Research Assistant


Master Students

Daniel Fritch
Research Assistant

Undergrad Students

No current Undergraduate students at this time