F. Javier Diez-Garias

F. Javier Diez-Garias


Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Office:ENG B-236
Office Hours: By Appointment
Website: Laboratory for Experimental Fluids and Thermal Engineering


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

Professional Affiliations

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

Research Interests

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

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.