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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Experimental thermal and fluid sciences, fire safety, sprays, microfluidics, flow diagnostics, turbulence, combustion and energy.

Professional Affiliations

•    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
•    American Physical Society
•    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Selected Publications

  • Diez, F.J., Cheng, Y., Villegas, A., Time Resolved Visualization of Structures of Velocity Gradients Measured with Near Kolmogorov-Scale Resolution in Turbulent Free-Shear flows, Exp. Thermal Fluid Sci., vol. 35, pp. 1223-1229, 2011.
  • Cheng, Y.,Torregrosa, M.M., Villegas, A., Diez, F.J., Time Resolved Scanning PIV Measurements at Fine Scales in a Turbulent Jet, Int. J. Heat Fluid Flow, vol. 32, pp. 708-718, 2011.
  • Diez, F.J., Torregrosa, M.M., Pothos, S., A comparison between jets and particle-laden jets in crossflow by using time-resolved stereoscopic PIV, J. Fluids Engineering, vol. 133, no 9, 091301, 2011.
  • Cheng, Y., Pothos, S., Diez, F.J., Phase Discrimination Method for Simultaneous Two-Phase Separation in Time-Resolved Stereo PIV Measurements, Experiments in Fluids, vol. 9, no. 7, pp. 1375-1392, 2010.
  • Cheng, Y., Diez, F.J., A 4D Imaging Tool for Lagrangian Particle Tracking in Stirred Tanks, AIChE Journal, 2010.


•    Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2002
•    M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Saint Louis University, 1997
•    B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Saint Louis University, 1995