Dr. Gerardo C. Diaz


 Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
M.S., University of Notre Dame
B.S., Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Current Position: 
Associate Professor, School of Engineering, University of California, Merced
Research Interests: 
  • Energy conversion systems
  • Dynamic simulation and control of thermal systems
  • Adaptive thermal networks
  • Absorption chillers and heat pumps
  • Vapor compression systems with alternate refrigerants
  • Microchannel heat exchangers
  • Artificial neural networks and genetic algorithm for optimization of thermal components