Ph.D. Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science, University of California, San Diego, California, 1975
M.S. Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science, University of California, San Diego, California, 1973
Dr. Eng. Aeronautical Engineer, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, 1979
Eng. Aeronautical Engineer, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, 1968
Education and Research
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California. Professor (1986-present), Associate Dean Graduate Division U.C. Berkeley (2003-present). Vice-Chairman Graduate Council U.C. Berkeley (2000-2001). Vice-Chairman of Graduate Matters, ME Department (1997-2000), Associate Professor (1982-1986), Assistant Professor (1980-1982).
Scientist, Energy and Environment Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
Research Staff Member, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Engineering and Applied Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Consultant to government, industry and private sector. Work related to performance of combustion systems, accidental fires and explosions in industry and transportation. Testing of materials thermal and fire properties.
Research Engineer, SENER, Madrid, Spain. Development of heat exchangers and cooling towers.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE
Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain, Member. American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Fellow. Universities Space Research Association, Microgravity Science and Applications Council (2001-present). Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics, U.C. Berkeley, board of directors (2001-present). NASA Space Station Science and Applications Advisory Committee, (1990-1996). Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, (1984-1997). National Institute of Standard and Technology, Center for Fire Research, (1982-83). CI, DOE, IAFSS, NASA, NFPA, NRC, NSF.
Editorial Advisory Board:
Combustion Science and Technology (1992-present), Progress in Energy and Combustion Science (1995-present), Combustion and Flame (1994-2001).
The Combustion Institute, ASME (Fellow), AIAA, IAFSS, NFPA
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
The Philip Thomas Medal of Excellence for the Best Paper at the 6th International Symposium of Fire Safety Science. Pi Tau Sigma Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Mechanical Engineering, U. C. Berkeley. Fellowships from the Fulbright and Juan March Foundations, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and Ministry for Industry and Technology (MITI), and the French and the Italian Centers for National Research.