Supervising Faculty: Stuart Daw
Emilio’s research focuses on optimizing fluidized bed thermochemical processes. He has operated and maintained an industrial 24 MWe biomass combustion facility, where he created empirical models to optimize and increase plant reliability. He has also interned at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where he developed a pilot scale biomass gasification catalytic reactor model using ANSYS Fluent. Currently he is using MFIX, an open source Fortran CFD code, to improve mixing, heat transfer, and chemistry in fluidized bed biomass fast pyrolysis reactor. Through the Computational Pyrolysis Consortium, he collaborates with experimentalists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics - University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Science in Spanish - University of California, Santa Barbara