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Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

301D Reber Building

bzr52@psu.edu

814-865-7557

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Computational and Experimental Fluid Dynamics, Interfaces and Surfaces, Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling, Computational Analysis, Thermal/Fluid Sciences

Interest Areas:

Solid-liquid interfacial phenomena at the nanoscale (atomistic modeling of wettability, friction, and heat transfer), transport phenomena and electrochemistry in PEM fuel cells, active-liquid cooling of electronics, thermal characterization of microelectronics, CFD modeling.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Guanajuato, 2009
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Guanajuato, 2011
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado and Satish Kumar, 2017, "Spectral analysis of the heat flow across crystalline and amorphous Si-water interfaces", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121, (21), pp. 11380-11389
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Satish Kumar and G. P. Peterson, 2016, "Hydrodynamic slip in silicon nanochannels", Physical Review E, 93, (3)
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Satish Kumar and G. P. Peterson, 2016, "Hydrodynamic slip length as a surface property", Physical Review E, 93, (2)
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Satish Kumar and G. P. Peterson, 2016, "On the wettability transparency of graphene-coated silicon surfaces", Journal of Chemical Physics, 144, (1)
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Satish Kumar and G. P. Peterson, 2016, "Solid-liquid thermal transport and its relationship with wettability and the interfacial liquid structure", Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 7, (17), pp. 3497-3501
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Satish Kumar and G. P. Peterson, 2016, "Wettability transparency and the quasiuniversal relationship between hydrodynamic slip and contact angle", Applied Physics Letters, 108, (7)
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Satish Kumar and G. P. Peterson, 2015, "Wettability of graphitic-carbon and silicon surfaces: MD modeling and theoretical analysis", Journal of Chemical Physics, 143, (4)
  • Benjamin Giron-Palomares, Xin Fu, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero and Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, 2014, "Evaluation of nonintrusive active infrared thermography technique to detect hidden solder ball defects on plastic ball grid array components", Journal of Electronic Packaging, 136, (3)
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Bo Feng and G. P. Peterson, 2013, "Comparison and optimization of single-phase liquid cooling devices for the heat dissipation of high-power LED arrays", Applied Thermal Engineering, 59, (1-2), pp. 648-659
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero and Michael W. Ellis, 2013, "Non-equilibrium two-phase model of the air-cathode of a PEM fuel cell based on GDL experimental water transport characteristics", Journal of Power Sources, 232, pp. 376-388
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, David Brown, Xiuping Chen, Bo Feng and G. P. Peterson, 2013, "On the assessment of voids in the thermal interface material on the thermal performance of a silicon chip package", Microelectronics Reliability, 53, (12), pp. 1987-1995
  • Daniel Lorenzini-Gutierrez, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Isaac Perez-Raya and Alejandro Alatorre-Ordaz, 2013, "Performance analysis of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell using tree-shaped designs for flow distribution", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38, (34), pp. 14750-14763
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Joshua D. Sole, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero and Michael W. Ellis, 2012, "Experimental characterization of the water transport properties of PEM fuel cells diffusion media", Journal of Power Sources, 218, pp. 221-232
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero and V. H. Rangel-Hernandez, 2012, "Irreversibilities reduction of a flow distribution system by means of the EGM methodology", International Journal of Exergy, 10, (1), pp. 94-109
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, Daniel Juarez-Robles and Peiwen Li, 2012, "Numerical investigation of the performance of symmetric flow distributors as flow channels for PEM fuel cells", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37, (1), pp. 436-448
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Peiwen Li, Hong Liu and Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, 2011, "CFD study of liquid-cooled heat sinks with microchannel flow field configurations for electronics, fuel cells, and concentrated solar cells", Applied Thermal Engineering, 31, (14-15), pp. 2494-2507
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, Francisco Elizalde-Blancas and Michael W. Ellis, 2011, "Constructal flow distributor as a bipolar plate for proton exchange membrane fuel cells", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36, (20), pp. 12965-12976
  • Daniel Juarez-Robles, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Francisco Elizalde-Blancas and Cesar E. Damian-Ascencio, 2011, "Multiple concentric spirals for the flow field of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell", Journal of Power Sources, 196, (19), pp. 8019-8030
  • Carlos Ulises Gonzalez-Valle, Satish Kumar and Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, , "Investigation on the wetting behavior of 3C-SiC surfaces: theory and modelling", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Conference Proceedings

  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Peiwen Li, Hong Liu and Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, 2012, "CFD Analysis of flow and heat transfer in a novel heat sink for electronic devices", Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2010, Vol 7, PTS A AND B, pp. 1589-1596
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, Francisco Elizalde-Blancas and Cuauhtemoc Rubio-Arana, 2012, "Improving the performance of a PEMFC by means of achieving uniform flow distribution", Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2010, Vol 5, PTS A AND B, pp. 883-891
  • Isaac Perez-Raya, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, Francisco Elizalde-Blancas, Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado and Daniel Lorenzini-Gutierrez, 2012, "Combined flow fields (serpentine-interdigitated) for improvement of a PEMFC performance", Proceedings of the 11th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis ESDA 2012
  • Daniel Lorenzini-Gutierrez, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado and Cuauhtemoc Rubio-Arana, 2011, "Numerical analysis of a PEM fuel cell perfomance using a tree-shaped vascular design for flow distribution", Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Peiwen Li, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero and Francisco Elizalde-Blancas, 2010, "CFD analysis of the heat dissipation of plates with novel flow fields for the cooling of electronic devices", Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
  • Daniel Juarez-Robles, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, V.H. Rangel-Hernandez and Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, 2010, "Multiple concentric spirals for the flow field of the PEMFC part 1: Performance comparison", Proceedings of the 5th International EGE Energy Symposium and Exhibition
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, V.H. Ranger-Hernandez and Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, 2010, "Entropy generation analysis of a symmetric flow distributor"
  • Daniel Juarez-Robles, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado and Cuauhtemoc Rubio-Arana, 2010, "Performance of a PEMFC with a variable cross section area flow field", Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Nuclear and Renewable Energy Resources
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, Daniel Juarez-Robles, Peiwen Li and J. C. Rubio-Arana, 2010, "Parametric study of a symmetric flow distributor", Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2009, Vol 9, PTS A-C, pp. 883-889
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, Daniel Juarez-Robles, Cuauhtemoc Rubio-Arana and Francisco Vital-Flores, 2010, "CFD analysis of a constructal flow distributor as a bipolar plate for PEMFCs", Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2009, VOL 6, pp. 641-649
  • Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Abel Hernandez-Guerrero, Daniel Juarez-Robles and Cuauhtemoc Rubio-Arana, 2009, "Analysis of flow distribution in a symmetric bipolar plate for PEMFC", Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
  • Carlos Ulises Gonzalez-Valle and Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, , "Interfacial liquid layering at SiC-water interfaces and its effect on heat transfer", Proceedings of The Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems

Research Projects

  •   -  , "Theoretical Study of Novel Dielectric Nanocomposites," (Sponsor: The Institute for Cyber Science Seed Grant Program).

Honors and Awards

  • Sigma Xi Best PhD Dissertation Award at Georgia Tech, Sigma Xi, 2017
  • The Goizueta Foundation Fellowship, The Goizueta Foundation at Georgia Tech, 2014 - 2016
  • Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Students Abroad, Mexican International Affairs Secretary, 2015 - 2016
  • Scholarship for the Formation of Young Researchers, University of Guanajuato, October 2010 - June 2011
  • National Graduate Studies Scholarship, National Council on Science and Technology, Mexico, 2009 - 2011
  • Scholarship for International Internships, University of Guanajuato, 2011
  • Mixed Scholarship for Graduate Studies, National Council on Science and Technology, Mexico, 2011
  • Youth Award, State Government of Guanajuato, 2011
  • The Best of our Youth, State of Guanajuato Government, 2011
  • Bicentennial Award, the Best of our Youth, State Government of Guanajuato, 2010
  • 1st place in the 5th Contest for Creativity and Innovation, University of Guanajuato and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, 2010
  • 1st place in the 12th District Contest of Technological Innovation, National Association of Universities and Institutes of Higher Education, 2010
  • Best Academic Trajectory Award, University of Guanajuato, December 2009
  • Undergraduate Research Scholarship, State Council on Science and Technology, Guanajuato, Mexico, 2009
  • National Award for Outstanding Engineering Graduates, National Association of Schools and Colleges of Engineering, Mexico, 2009
  • Academic Merit Award, University of Guanajuato, December 2008
  • Professional Service Scholarship, Mexican Education Secretary, 2008
  • National Undergraduate Scholarship PRONABES, Mexican Education Secretary, July 2004 - December 2008
  • Academic Merit Award, University of Guanajuato, December 2006
  • Academic Merit Award, University of Guanajuato, December 2005
  • Lucy and Charles Clarke W. E. Scholarship, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2005
  • Outstanding Academic Performance Scholarship, University of Guanajuato, 2005
  • National Researcher Level 1, National Council on Science and Technology, Mexico, 2017

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Co-Chairperson, Heat Transfer Caucus, Penn State University, Heat Transfer Caucus, 2017 - 2018
  • Reviewer, January 2018 - January 2018
  • Participant, Blue Chip Event, 2017

Service to External Organizations:

  • Session ChairSession Chair, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Intersociety Thermal and Thermomechanical Conference (ITHERM) 2018, 2018
  • Session ChairSession Chair, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Intersociety Thermal and Thermomechanical Conference (ITHERM) 2017, 2017
 


 

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