JORGE E. GONZÁLEZ-CRUZ, Ph.D.

NOAA CREST Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School/Division
Grove School of Engineering

Department
Mechanical Engineering

Office
Steinman Hall (T-238)

 (212)650-5279
 jgonzalezcruz@ccny.cuny.edu

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Heat transfer applied to environmental flows; heat transfer in industrial processes; solar thermal technologies; urban climate and weather; HVAC.

TEACHING INTERESTS

Heat transfer; thermodynamics; HVAC; solar energy; boundary layer flows; climate change.

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 1994
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 1989
    University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 1987
    University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR
  • March 2008-Present, NOAA-CREST Professor of Mechanical Engineering, City College of New York, NY
  • May 2016-Present, Visiting Senior Scientist, Beijing Institute of Urban Meteorology
  • August 2016-Present, Visiting Senior Scientist, Brookhaven National Lab, Brookhaven, NY
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  • September 2003-August 2008, Professor and David Packard Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
  • June 2000-August 2003, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UPR – Mayagüez, PR
  • July 2002 – July 2005, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UPR – Mayagüez, PR
  • July 1997 – June, 2002, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UPR – Mayagüez, PR
  • January 94 – June 1997, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UPR – Mayagüez, PR
  • Summer 2005-2006, NASA Summer Faculty Fellow, Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA
  • Summer 2004, NASA Summer Faculty Fellow, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
  • Summer 2000-2002, Summer Faculty Fellow, Army Research Laboratory, Adelphia, Maryland
  • July-August 1996, Visiting Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
  • Summer 1995, Summer Faculty Fellow, Argonne National Laboratories, Chicago, IL
  • Fall 1993, Visiting Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
  • Winter 90 – Summer 1993, Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Spring 92, Woodruff Teaching Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • January 88 – August 89, Research Assistant, Center for Energy and Environmental Research, Mayagüez, PR
  • January 87 – May 87, Pneumatic Controls Engineer, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority – Cataño Plant, PR

Undergraduate Courses

  • Thermodynamics I; Thermodynamics II; Thermal Design (Developed); Heat Transfer; Thermal Sciences Laboratory; HVAC. Hydrometeorology (Developed).

 

Graduate Courses

  • Two-Phase Flows (Developed); Intermediate Fluid Mechanics (Developed); Conduction Heat Transfer; Radiation Heat Transfer; Solar Thermal Energy; Gas Dynamics; Energy Conversion; Turbulent Flows; Environmental Modeling (Developed); Sustainable Energy Conversion Systems (Developed),

 

Special Courses

  • Solar Thermal Energy, Short Course for ASME Professional Chapters
  • Thermal Management in Electronic Packaging
  • Thermally Efficient Buildings for the Caribbean-A short course- Havana, Cuba, April 20-22, 2000
  • Gas Droplet Flows, A short course as part of the course “Modern Trends in Heat Transfer” a Panamerican Studies Institute NSF Project, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, July 10-21, 2000.
  • A Short Course in Hydrometeorology. Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.  January 2011.

BOOKS

  • Jorge E. González and Fred Moshary. Energy Engineering for a Sustainable Environment.  Textbook in Preparation to be released August 2018.
  • Handbook on Mechanical Systems for Sustainable Buildings. Moncef Krarti and Jorge González (Editors).  ASME Press.  June 2017.  ISBN: 9780791861271.

 

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

(Google Scholar h10 index-27; 1100+ Citations)

  1. David Melecio-Vázquez, Prathap Ramamurthy, Mark Arend, Jorge E. González-Cruz (2018). Thermal Structure of a Coastal–Urban Boundary Layer.  Boundary-Layer Meteorology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10546-018-0361-7
  2. Xiaoyu Xu, Jorge E. González, Shuanghe Shen, Shiguang Miao, and Junxia Dou (2018). Impacts of urbanization and air pollution on building energy demands-Beijing case study.  Applied Energy 225 (2018) 98–109.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.04.120
  3. E. Ortiz, J.E. Gonzalez, W. Wu, M. Schoonen, J. Tongue, and R. Bornstein.  (2018).  New York City impacts on a regional heat wave.  J.  of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.  https://doi/pdf/10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0125.1
  4. Liang, S. Miao, J. Li, R. Bornstein, X. Zhang, Y. Gao, X. Cao, F. Chen, Z. Cheng, C. Clements, W. Dabberdt, A. Ding, D. Ding, J. J. Dou, J. X. Dou, Y. Dou, C. S. B. Grimmond, J. Gonzalez-Cruz, J. He, M. Huang, X. Huang, S. Ju, Q. Li, D. Niyogi, J. Quan, J. Sun, J. Z. Sun, M. Yu, J. Zhang, Y. Zhang, X. Zhao, Z. Zheng, M. Zhou. 2018. SURF: Understanding and predicting urban convection and haze, Bulleting of the American Society of Meteorology (early release).  https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0178.1
  5. E. Ortiz, J.E. Gonzalez, W. Wu, M. Schoonen, J. Tongue, and R. Bornstein. (2018).  New York city impacts on a regional heat wave.  J.  of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.  https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0125.1
  6. Angeles, M.E., González, J.E. González, and N. Ramírez. (2018). Projections of heat waves events in the Intra-Americas Region using multi-model ensemble.  Advances in Meteorology. Article ID 7827984, 16 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/7827984 .
  7. Nazario D. Ramirez-Beltran, Jorge E. Gonzalez, Joan M. Castro, Moises Angeles, Eric W. Harmsen, and Cesar M. Salazar. (2017).  Analysis of heat index in Mesoamerica and Caribbean Region.  of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.  https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0167.1
  8. Angeles, M.E., González, J.E. González, and N. Ramírez. (2017). Impacts of climate change on building energy demands in the intra-Americas region.  Theor Appl Climatol. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00704-017-2175-9
  9. Ramamurthy, P., González, J., Ortiz, L., Arend, M., and Moshary, F. (2017). Impact of heatwave on a megacity: an observational analysis of New York City during July 2016.  Environmental Research Letters, 12, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aa6e59.
  10. Hosannah, J. Gonzalez, R. Rodriguez, H. Parsiani, F. Moshary, L. Aponte, R. Armstrong, E. Harmsen, N. Ramirez, L. Leon, P. Ramamurthy, M. Angeles, D. Niyogi, and R. Bornstein. (2017).  The convection, aerosol, and synoptic-effects in the tropics (CAST) experiment: Building an understanding of multi-scale impacts on Caribbean weather via field campaigns.  BAMS (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0192.1).
  11. González, J. E., M. Georgescu, M. C. Lemos, N. Hosannah, and D. Niyogi. (2017), Climate change’s pulse is in Central America and the Caribbean, Eos, 98, https://doi.org/10.1029/2017EO071975. Published on 27 April 2017.
  12. Wang, N., P. Phelan, J.E. Gonzalez, C. Harris, G.P. Henze, R. Hutchinson, J. Langevin, M.A. Lazarus, B. Nelson, C. Pyke, K. Roth, D. Rouse, K. Sawyer, and S. Selkowitz. (2017). Ten questions concerning future buildings beyond zero energy and carbon neutrality. Buildings and the Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.04.006.
  13. Krarti, A., L. Ortiz, L., and J.E. González. (2017). On the Spatio-Temporal End-User Energy Demands of a Dense Urban Environment. of Solar Energy Engineering, http://doi:10.1115/1.4036545
  14. Ortiz, L., J.E. González, E. Gutierrez, and M. Arend. (2017). Forecasting Building Energy Demands with a Coupled Weather-Building Energy Model in a dense urban environment. of Solar Energy Engineering, 139 (1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4034909.
  15. Sequera, J.E. González, K. McDonald, S. LaDochy, and D. Comarazamy. (2016).  Improvements in land-use classification for estimating daytime surface temperatures and sea-breeze flows in Southern California.  Earth Interactions.  DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/EI-D-14-0034.1.
  16. Sequera, J.E. González, K. McDonald, R.D. Bornstein, and D. Comarazamy. (2015). Combined impacts of land-cover changes and large-scale forcing on Southern California summer daily maximum temperatures. J of Geophysical Res.-Atmosphere.  DOI: 10.1002/2015JD023536.
  17. Equisha Glenn, Daniel Comarazamy, Jorge E. González, and Thomas Smith,. (2015). Detection of recent regional sea surface temperature warming in the Caribbean and surrounding region.  Geophysical Research-Letters. http://doi.10.1002/2015GL065002.   Selected as Research Spotlight of the Year.
  18. Nathan Hosannah, Hamed Parsiani, and Jorge E. Gonzalez (2015). The role of aerosols in convective processes during the midsummer drought in the Caribbean.  Advances in Meteorology. Vol. 2015.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/261239.
  19. Gutierrez, J.E. González, A. Martilli (2015), and R. Bornstein.  On the anthropogenic heat fluxes using an air conditioning evaporative cooling parameterization for mesoscale urban canopy models.  J. of Solar Energy Engineering, 137; http://doi:10.1115/1.4030854
  20. Gutierrez, E., A. Martilli, J.L. Santiago, J.E. González. (2015). A mechanical drag coefficient formulation and urban canopy parameters assimilation technique for complex urban environments.   Boundary Layer Meteorology, June 2015.  http://doi:10.1007/s10546-015-0051-7
  21. Gutierrez, J.E. González, M. Arend, R. Bornstein, and A. Martilli (2015). Simulations of a heat wave event in New York City using a multi-layer urban parameterization. J. of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 54, 283–301. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0028.1
  22. Comarazamy, D. E., González, J. E., Moshary, F., and Piasecki, M., (2015), On the hydro-meteorological changes of a tropical water basin in the Caribbean and its sensitivity to changes in regional climate, Hydrometeorology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-14-0083.1
  23. Nathan Hosannah and Jorge E. Gonzalez. Impacts of Aerosol PSD and LCLU on Precipitation in a Coastal Urban Environment using a Cloud-Resolving Mesoscale Model. Advances in Meteorology, Vol. 2014, doi.org/10.1155/2014/904571.
  24. Gutierrez, J.E. González, M. Arend, A. Martilli, and R. Bornstein. A new modeling approach to forecast building energy demands during extreme heat events in complex cities.  J. of Solar Energy Engineering, 135, DOI: 10.1115/1.4025510.
  25. Lebassi B., J.E. González, and R. Bornstein. On the environmental sustainability of building integrated solar technologies in a coastal city.  of Solar Energy Engineering, 135, DOI: 10.1115/1.4025507.
  26. Gonzalez Cruz, J., P. Sequera, Y. Molina, R. Picon, J. Pillich, A. T. Ghebreegziabhe, and B. Bornstein, 2013: Climate and Energy Vulnerability in Coastal Regions: The Case for US Pacific and Northeast Corridor Coastal Regions. Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources. Pielke, Ed. Elsevier Inc., Academic Press, 3–35 pp.  ISBN: 9780123847034.
  27. E. Comarazamy, J.E. González, and J.C. Luvall (2013), Quantification and Mitigation of Long-Term Impacts of Urbanization and Climate Change in the Tropical Coastal City of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Int. J. Low-Carbon Tech., Special Issue on Mitigation Alternatives. doi: 10.1093/ijlct/ctt059.
  28. Comarazamy, J.E. González, J. Luvall, D. Rickman, and R. Bornstein. 2013.  Climate impacts of land cover and land use changes in tropical islands under conditions of global climate change. J. of Climate, doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00087.1
  29. Escobar-Vargas, J.E. Gonzalez, D. Fabris, R. Sharma, C. Bash, 2012. High heat flux with small scale monodisperse sprays.  J. of Heat Transfer. 134, pp. 22202-1-22202-9.
  30. Fabris, S. Escobar-Vargas, J.E. Gonzalez, R. Sharma, C. Bash, 2012.  Monodisperse spray cooling of small surface areas at high heat flux.  J. of Heat Transfer Engineering. 33, pp. 1161-1169.  doi:10.1080/01457632.2012.677686.
  31. Sequera, J.E. González, Y. Molina, R. Bornstein. Energy Demand Projections in the 21st Century for Coastal California. 6th ASME International Conference on Energy Sustainability, July 23-26, 2012, San Diego, CA. Paper No.  ESFuelCell2012-91243.  Selected Best Paper of the Conference. 
  32. Lebassi B., J.E. González, and R. Bornstein.   Modeled Large-Scale Warming Impacts on Summer California Coastal-Cooling Trends, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D20114, doi:10.1029/2011JD015759.
  33. Comarazamy and J.E. González. 2011.  Regional Long-Term Climate Change (1950-2000) in the Mid Tropical Atlantic and its Impacts on the Hydrological Cycle of Puerto Rico.  J. Geophysical. Res.-Atmosphere, 116, D00Q05, doi:10.1029/2010JD015414.
  34. Comarazamy, J.E. González, J. Luvall, D. Rickman, and P.J. Mulero, A land-atmospheric interaction study in the coastal tropical city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Earth Interactions Journal, 14, 1–24. doi: 10.1175/2010EI309.1.
  35. Lebassi B., J.E. González, D. Fabris, C. Milesi, N. L. Miller, P. Switzer, and R. Bornstein Observed 1970-2005 cooling of summer daytime temperatures in coastal California. of Climate. 22, pp. 3558-3573.
  36. Moisés E. Angeles, Jorge E. González, Nazario D. Ramírez-Beltrán, Craig A. Tepley, Daniel E. Comarazamy, Origins of the Caribbean Rainfall Bimodal Behavior, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, D11106, (17 pages), 2010, doi:10.1029/2009JD012990 .
  37. Lebassi B., J.E. González, D. Fabris, and R. Bornstein. Impacts of climate change in degree days and energy demands in coastal California. ASME J. of Solar Energy Engineering, August 2010, 132, 031005 (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4001564.
  38. Moises Angeles, J. E. Gonzalez, D. J. Erickson, III, and J. Hernandez-Figueroa, The impacts of climate changes in the renewable energy resources in the Caribbean region. ASME J. of Solar Energy Engineering, August 2010, 132, 031009 (13 pages), doi:10.1115/1.4001475.
  39. Pokhrel R., González J.E., Hight T., and Adalsteinsson T. “Analysis and design of a paraffin/graphite composite PCM integrated in a thermal storage unit,” ASME J. of Solar Energy Engineering, November 2010 , 132, 041006 (8 pages).   Selected Best Paper of the 2008 ASME Energy Sustainability Conference.
  40. Daniel E. Comarazamy and Jorge E. González. On the validation of the simulation of Early Season precipitation in the Island of Puerto Rico Using a Mesoscale Atmospheric Model. Journal of 2008 (Vol. 9, No. 3, doi: 10.1175/2007JHM804.1).
  41. Torres, J. E. González, and D. E. Comarazamy. Impacts of a changing climate and low land use on a Tropical Montane Cloud Forest. WIT Press. 2008. 10.2495/CENV080061.
  42. Escobar-Vargas, D. Fabris, J.E. Gonzalez, R. Sharma, C. Bashand O.E. Ruiz, 2009, Bubble growth characterization during fast boiling in an enclosed geometry, International J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52, pp. 5102-5112.
  43. Moises Angeles, J. E. Gonzalez, P. Mulero, D. J. Erickson, III, and J. Hernandez-Figueroa, Assessment of PCM results for predictions of climate changes in the Caribbean. International Journal of Climatology. 27, pp. 555-569.
  44. Comarazamy D., J.E. González, C.A. Tepley, S. Raizada, and V. Pandya The effects of atmospheric particle concentration on cloud microphysics over Arecibo, Geophysical. Res., 111, D09205, DOI:10.1029/2005JD0062432006.
  45. González, J. E., J. C. Luvall, D. Rickman, D. E. Comarazamy, A. J. Picón, E. W. Harmsen, H. Parsiani, Ramírez, R. Vázquez, R. Williams, R. B. Waide, and C. A. Tepley, 2005: Urban heat islands developing in coastal tropical cities. EOS Transactions, AGU, 86, 42, pp. 397 & 403.
  46. Lebassi B., D. Fabris, J. E. Gonzalez, S. Zarantonello, S. Chiappari, N. L. Miller, and R. Bornstein, 2005, Urban heat islands in California’s Central Valley, AMS BAMS, November 2005, pp. 1542-1543.
  47. Velazquez-Lozada, A., J.E. Gonzalez, A. Winter, and P.J. Mulero, Urban heat island studies for San Juan, Puerto Rico. Journal of Atmospheric Environment. 40, pp. 1731-1741. 
  48. González, J. E., J. C. Luvall, D. Rickman, D. E. Comarazamy, and A. J. Picón, Urban heat Island an a Coastal Tropical City: Case Study In The Metropolitan Area Of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Chapter 11 in Urban Remote Sensing, CRC Press, D. Quatrochi and Q. Weng Eds.
  49. Alva, L.H., J.E. González and N. Dukham, Initial analysis of PCM integrated solar collectors, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering Journal, 128, 173-177.  
  50. Hernández-Mora, J.E. González, M. Vélez-Reyes, J. M. Ortíz, Y. Pang, and E. Scott, Dynamic Reduced Electrothermal Model for Integrated Power Electronics Modules (IPEM), Journal of Electronic Packaging, 2004, 126, pp. 477-490.
  51. Salazar, V., J. E. González+, and L.A. Rivera, 2004, Measurement of temperatures on in-flight water droplets by laser induced fluorescence thermometry, Journal of Heat Transfer, 126, pp. 279-285.
  52. H. Alva-Solari, J.E. González, and Yei, M. Design of a flat plate solar collector for absorption-cooling applications in the Caribbean, Proceedings of the ASME Solar 2004 Meeting, July 11-14, 2004, Portland, OR. Paper No. ISEC 2004-65124.
  53. A. Pérez,, J.E. González, H.M. Sánchez, and L.H. Alva, Design and construction of a compact air-cooled absorption machine for solar energy applications, Proceedings of the ASME Solar 2004 Meeting, July 11-14, 2004, Portland, Or. Paper No. ISEC 2004-65097.
  54. Carbajal, G, J.E. González, and R. Díaz, Simulation of the discharging process throughout a porous medium initially saturated with fluid, Proceedings of the 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Paper # IMECE2003-42857.
  55. Cabrera, E. and J.E. González, Heat flux correlation for spray cooling in the nucleate boiling regime, Journal of Experimental Heat Transfer 64, pp. 19-44, 2003.
  56. Tavárez, A. and J.E. González, 2003, Modeling the thermal behavior of solder paste inside reflow ovens, Journal of Electronic Packaging, 125, pp. 335-346.
  57. Alva, L.H. and J.E. González, Simulation of an air-cooled solar-assisted absorption air conditioning system, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 124, pp. 276-282,  
  58. Altagracia-Castillo, H and J.E. González, Experimental investigation of saturated turbulent buoyant jets, Proceedings of the 6th ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering Conference, March 16-20, 2003, Hawaii.
  59. Escobar S, J.E. González, and L. Rivera, Laser induced fluorescence temperature sensor for in-flight droplets” Journal Experimental Heat Transfer 14, pp. 119-134, 2001.
  60. Cabrera, E. and J.E. González, A heat flux correlation for spray cooling in the nucleate boiling regime, Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer Division, Vol. 366-4, pp. 123-132, 2000.
  61. Parrado M. and J.E. González, Hydrodynamics and thermodynamics of in-flight droplets generated by thermal ink-jet print heads, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Liquid Spray and Atomization, Pasadena California, July 16-21, 2000.
  62. Pérez P.A. and J.E. González, Characterization of the deposition process of spray forming in linear atomizers, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Liquid Spray and Atomization, Pasadena California, July 16-21, 2000.
  63. Escobar S. and J.E. González, Measurements of temperature of in-flight droplets by Laser induced fluorescence, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Liquid Spray and Atomization, Pasadena California, July 16-21, 2000.
  64. González J.E., G. Beauchamp, and L. Meléndez, Novel improvements for the operation of solar air conditioning systems, Proceedings of the Solar 2000 Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, June 16-21, 2000.
  65. Díaz R. and J.E. González, Passive thermal optimization for office buildings in the Caribbean, Proceedings of the Sustainable Applications for Tropical Island States Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 25-27, pp. 75-80, 1999.
  66. Acevedo R. and J.E. González, Stratification manifolds for thermal storage tanks in high temperature applications, Proceedings of the Solar 99 Conference, Portland Maine, June 12-16, pp. 117-124, 1999.
  67. Escobar S., J.E. González, and L. Rivera, Non-contact sensors to measure temperature of in-flight droplets, Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 16-19, pp. 97-100, 1999. Awarded as the “Most Significant Contribution of the Congress ILASS 1999”. 
  68. Ortiz L. and J.E. González, Experiments on steady-state high heat fluxes using spray cooling. Experimental Heat Transfer 12, pp. 215-233, 1999.
  69. González J.E., A.Y. Khan, H. R. Hernández, and J. I. Meza, Towards commercialization of solar-assisted air conditioning systems in the Caribbean, Renewable Energy 16, pp. 2101-2105, 1998.
  70. Meza J.I., A. Y. Khan, and J. E. González, Experimental assessment of a solar-assisted air conditioning system for applications in the Caribbean, Solar Engineering 1998, pp. 149-154.
  71. Pérez H., A. Marrero, and J.E. Gonzalez. 1999, Study of the thermal behavior of PCB’s during reflow in SMT lines, Proceedings of the 5th ASME/JSME Joint Thermal Engineering Conference, San Diego, California, March 15-19.
  72. González J.E. and W.Z. Black, Study of droplet sprays prior to impact on a heated horizontal surface, Journal of Heat Transfer 119, pp. 279-285, 1997.
  73. Pérez H., J.E. González, and P.M. Dones, Study of the thermal behavior of a printed circuit board during the reflow process inside an SMT oven, Proceedings of the COPIMERA ‘97 Congress, Santiago, Chile, pp. 112-117, 1997. Also Published in Dimensión 4, pp. 19-23. 
  74. Rosa F., J.E. González, and A.Y. Khan, Performance comparison of evacuated tube heat pipe collectors versus flat Plate collectors for tropical climates. Solar Engineering 1997, 319-325.
  75. Hernández H., J.E. González, and A.Y. Khan, A parametric study of solar assisted air conditioning and dehumidification systems operating in the Caribbean region, Solar Engineering 1997, 327-334. Selected best paper of the 1997 International Solar Energy Conference held in Washington, D.C., April 1997. 
  76. González J.E. and L. Ortiz, Determination of the steady-state high heat flux using spray cooling, Proceedings of the International Society for Optical Engineering, 2855, pp. 82-93, 1996.
  77. Hernández H., J. González, and A.Y. Khan, Modeling of a solar-assisted hybrid absorption/desiccant system for applications in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, Proceedings of the Solar 1996 Conference, Asheville, NC, pp. 124-131.
  78. Divavin V., V. Tanchuk, A. Shrubok, R. Watson, and J. González, An experimental and numerical investigation of post-chf heat transfer for one-sided heat load with highly sub-cooled flow boiling, Fusion Engineering and Design Journal 31, pp. 189-200, 1996.
  79. González J.E., W.Z. Black, and P.V. Desai, Numerical solution of saturated laminar buoyant jets, Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer Division, 317-1, pp. 321-329, 1995.
  80. González J.E., L. R. Pérez, and J. Benítez, Modeling the thermal process in a shallow solar pond water heater,  Solar Energy 48, 261-265, 1992.
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), Fellow Member
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS), Member and Co-Chair of the Board on Urban Environment
  • Phi-Kappa-Phi National Honor Society
  • International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
  • Caribbean Solar Energy Society
  • Fellow Member Grade of ASME (2012)
  • Distinguished Professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department for 1998-1999 Academic Year
  • Georgia – Tech Hispanic Engineer of the Year (1991-1992)
  • Georgia Tech President’s Fellowship (1989 -1993)
  • Patricia Robert Harris Fellowship (1989-1992)
  • Economic Development Administration Scholarship (1989-1993)
  • National Hispanic Scholarship Fund Fellow (1988)
  • Academic Senate, Member of Executive Committee, City College of New York (2014-present)
  • President Graduate Committee, Department and Engineering Faculty-UPRM (1998-2000)
  • President Research Committee, Engineering Faculty-UPRM (1996-1998)
  • Various and Continuous Academic Hiring Search Committees for; Faculty; Distinguished Faculty, Provost for Research, Dean of Arts and Humanities, Chief Librarian, President of City College of New York.
  • Accreditation Bodies for ABET and Middle State Accreditation
  • Member of New York City Panel on Climate Change (2015-present)
  • Member Department of Homeland Security Task Force on Sustainability (2012-present)
  • Member Advisory Board of US Department of Energy for Buildings of the Future (2014-present)
  • Member of the Scientific Board for the Climate Change Program for the Intra-Americas (IASCLIP)
  • Vice-Chair American Meteorological Society Board on Urban (2010-2018)
  • Chair of ASME Research Committee on Sustainable Buildings (2011-present)
  • Member Executive Committee ASME Solar Energy Division (2006-2011)
  • General Chair 2009 ASME Energy Sustainability Conference
  • General Technical Track Leader for ASME Energy Sustainability Conference 2008
  • Program Leader Santa Clara University Team for the Solar Decathlon Event (2006-2007)
  • Chairman of the Heating and Cooling Division of the ASME Solar Energy Division (2000-2010)
  • Program Leader of the University of Puerto Rico Team for the Solar Decathlon Event (2001-2002)
  • President of the Latin American Congress for Heat and Mass Transfer (2001-2002)
  • Chairman for the 1999 Caribbean Solar Energy Society Conference, San Juan, PR
  • Member of Board for the PR Economic Development Scholarship (1996-2002)
  • Chairman of the Third Annual Alliance for Hispanic Engineering Advancement Conference, Mayagüez, PR, 1995
  • Associate Technical Editor, ASME J of Solar Energy Engineering (2015-present)
  • Editorial Board, Advances in Meteorology (2015-Present)
  • Guest Editor, ASME J of Solar Energy Engineering, Special Issue on Sustainable Buildings (2013)
  • Technical Reviewer for Bulleting of the American Meteorological Society (2017-present)
  • Technical Reviewer for the National Science Foundation (1998-Present)
  • Technical Reviewer for the US Department of Energy Building Technology Office (2010-Present)
  • Technical Reviewer for the US Environmental Protection Agency, P3 Program (2014-Present)
  • Technical Reviewer for the Solar Energy Engineering Journal (1996-Present)
  • Technical Reviewer for the Journal of Heat Transfer (1999-Present)
  • Technical Reviewer of AMS Journal of Applied Meteorology (2006-Present)
  • Technical Reviewer of J. of Atmospheric Environment (2005-Present)
  • Technical Reviewer for J. of Geophysical Research (2012-present)

PATENTS

  • Compact Solar Air Conditioning System, J.E. González, G. Beauchamp. US Patent No. 6539738. 2003.
  • Automation and Control of Solar Air Conditioning Systems, J.E. González, G. Beauchamp, and L. Meléndez. US Patent 6536677. 2003.
  • Bioaerosol Fluorescence Detection Device, US Patent No. 7,152,469.
  • Optical sensor for the instantaneous detection and identification of bioaerosols, US Patent No. 8013984, 2011.
  • Method for forecasting energy demands that incorporates urban heat island. JE González et al. U. S. Patent Pending No.: 14/530,099, 2014.
  • Method to forecast building energy loads balance from renewable resource and electrical grid. Application no. 62398099 (2016).
  • Solar powered water purification device with cylindrical structure US Patent Pending at US20140231327 A1. Sadegh, J.E. González, J. D’Alba, G. St. Pierre.  2015.

MASTERS THESIS SUPERVISED

  1. Studies of Steady-State High-Heat-Fluxes in Spray Cooling by Lester R. Ortiz, May 1997.
  2. Analysis and Simulation of Solar-Assisted Air Conditioning and Dehumidification Systems for Applications in Puerto Rico by Horvin R. Hernández Ramos, November 1997.
  3. Study of the Thermal Behavior of a Printed Circuit Board During the Reflow Process Inside a Surface Mount Technology Oven by Heriberto Pérez Soto, May 1998.
  4. Experimental Investigation of Solar Air Conditioning Systems for Tropical Applications, by José. I. Meza Pereira, May 1998.
  5. Measurements of Temperature of Falling Droplets for Spray Cooling Applications by Sergio Escobar, December 1999.
  6. Mathematical Modeling of an Actual PCB in Reflow Ovens by Angel Marrero, December 1999
  7. Development of a Heat Flux Correlation for Spray Cooling by Eduardo Cabrera, May 2000
  8. Characterization of the Deposition Process of Spray Forming in Linear Atomizers by Pedro A. Pérez, December 2000
  9. Characterization of In-Flight Droplets Generated by Thermal Ink-Jet Print Heads by Manuel Parrado, December 2000
  10. Mathematical Modeling of Actual PCB’s in Reflow Ovens Including Solder Paste Effects by Antonio Tavárez, April 2001.
  11. Atmospheric Modeling of the Caribbean Region: Precipitation and Wind Analysis in Puerto Rico for April 1998 by Daniel Comarazamy, December 2001.
  12. Experimental Investigation of Saturated Turbulent Buoyant Jets by Horacio Altagracia,, December 2001.
  13. Urban Heat Island Study for the City of San Juan, Puerto Rico by Alexander Velázquez, June 2002.
  14. Solar Air Conditioning Systems with PCM Solar Collectors by Luis H. Alva-Solaris, July 2002.
  15. Measurement of temperatures on in-flight water droplets by laser induced fluorescence thermometry by Victor Salazar, January 2003.
  16. Fluid Flow Modeling of Ink-Jet Storage Devices by Gerardo Carbajal, May 2003.
  17. Dynamic reduced electrothermal model for integrated power electronics modules (IPEM) by Madelaine Hernández, May 2004.
  18. An assessment of future Caribbean climate change using “business as usual” scenario by coupling global circulation and regional atmospheric models by Moisés Angeles, July 2005.
  19. Impacts of low land use on a tropical montane cloud forest under a changing coastal climate by Isaac Torres-Díaz, December 2007.
  20. PCM storage systems for solar A/C by Rabindra Pokhrel, December 2008.
  21. Forecasting energy demands in dense urban environments. Yehisson Tibana.  May 2015.
  22. Impacts of climate change in the water resources of Dominican Republic. Ambar Mesa.  May 2018.
  23. An under-ground parameterization for urban climate models. Harold Gamarro.  December 2010.

 

PHD THESES SUPERVISED

  1. Daniel Comarazamy. Impacts of land use in a tropical coastal environment.  2010; Santa Clara University.
  2. Bereket Lebassi. Changes of California coastal environment due to global warming and land use.  2010; Santa Clara University.
  3. Sergio Escobar. On-limits of spot cooling for high heat flux removal.  March 2012;  Santa Clara University.
  4. Nathan Hosannah, Cloud aerosol interaction in coastal urban environments. December 2013.  The City College of New York.
  5. Estatio Gutierrez, A high resolution mesoscale model for complex urban environments. June 2015.  The City College of New York.
  6. Pedro Sequera, Energy-climate nexus for Coastal California in a changing climate. May 2015.  The City College of New York.
  7. Luis Ortiz, Extreme heat events and impacts on energy infrastructure in the Northeast Corridor.    Expected.  The City College of New York.
  8. David Melecio-Velázquez, On the convective urban boundary layer.   Expected.  The City College of New York.
  9. Rabindra Pokhrel, Climate-energy nexus in tropical coastal environments.   Expected.  The City College of New York.
  10. Equisha Glenn, Water budgets variability in the Meso-Americas.   Expected. The City College of New York.

 

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS SUPERVISED AND SPONSORED

  • Daniel Comarazamy, 2011-2014.
  • Nathan Hosannah, 2014-2017.
  • Moises Angeles-Malaspina-2015-2017.

EXTERNAL FUNDED RESEARCH ( more than $20,000,000 as PI, More than $60,000,000 as Co-PI)

Selection of Pending

  • Developing an Integrated East Coast DMA Test Bed. Summer 2017.  Applicant/Institution: Brookhaven National Laboratory.  $9,000,000 (PI: Martin Schoonen; Co-PI: J.E. González). US Department of Energy, Office of Science. Proposed timeframe:  2017-2020.
  • Industry-University Collaborative Research Center (IUCRC) for Building Energy Smart Technology (BEST). Principal Investigator, $3,000,000 (in partnership with Arizona State University, University of Colorado-Boulder, and New York University).

Past and Current

  • “Study of Spray Cooling Prior to Impact on a Hot Surface: A National Science Foundation Minority Research Initiation Planning Grant,” Principal Investigator (PI). Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF). Total Amount:  $17,000,
  • “Study of Droplet Sprays Prior to Impact a Heated Horizontal Surface,” Sponsor: Department of Defense. Total Amount: $5,000, 1994.
  • “Development of an Hybrid Solar-Assisted Air Conditioning System for the Tropics,” PI. Sponsor: Sandia National Labs. Total Amount: $10,000, 1994-1995.
  • “A Solar-Assisted Air Conditioning and Dehumidification System for Applications in Puerto Rico,” Sponsor: US Department of Energy, Puerto Rico Administration of Energy Affairs. Total Amount: $37,000, 1995-1996.
  • “A Solar-Assisted Air Conditioning and Dehumidification System for Applications in Puerto Rico,” Sponsors: US Department of Energy; Puerto Rico Administration of Energy Affairs; University of Puerto Rico,. $80,000, 1996-1997.
  • “Development of Computational Code to Simulate the Propagation of Gases from Industries in Puerto Rico,” Sponsor: INDUNIV. Total Amount: $22,000, 1995-1996.
  • NSF-CAREER: Characterization of Sprays Impacting Heated Surfaces: Emphasis on the Pre-Impact Behavior,” Sponsor: National Science Foundation. Total Amount: $310,000, 1997-2002.
  • “Near-Commercialization Venture for Solar-Assisted Air Conditioning Systems for Applications in Puerto Rico,” Sponsors: Department of Energy/PR Department of Natural Resources/Universal Solar. Total Amount: $200,000, 1998-2000.
  • “Educational Programs to Motivate Installation of PV Panels and Domestic Hot Water Heaters in Puerto Rico,” Sponsor: US Department of Energy. Total Amount: $50,000, 2001-2002.
  • “Regional Climate Studies for the Caribbean,” Sponsor: NASA. Total Amount: $2,250,000, 1999-2006.
  • “NOAA Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center,” Co-PI. Sponsor: NOAA.2001-2021. Total Amount: $60,000,000. Renewed in 2006, 2011, 2016.
  • “Development of a Compact Air Cooled Solar Air Conditioning System,” Sponsor: NSF/STTR Program. Total Amount: $600,000, 1999-2004.
  • NSF-GOALI: Industry/University Collaboration to Study Thermofluids Problems in TIJ,” PI. Sponsors: National Science Foundation & Hewlett-Packard.  Total Amount: $400,000, 2002-2006.
  • “A Solar Pumping System for Isla Zacatillo”, Sponsor: United Nations Development Program. Total Amount: $25,000, 2005.
  • “The Climatic Impact of the Changing Lowlands on the Caribbean National Forest in Eastern Puerto Rico,” PI. Sponsor: NASA. Total Amount: $30,000, 2006-2008. .
  • “Phase Change Material for Solar A/C,” PI. Sponsor: California Energy Commission. Total Amount: $100,000, 2006-2008.
  • “Santa Clara University 2007 US DOE Solar Decathlon Entry,”   Sponsor: US DOE and Private Companies.  Total Amount: $1,000,000, 2006-2007.
  • “Enabling photovoltaic markets in California through building integration, standardization and metering in the carbon economy,” Co- Sponsor: California Energy Commission.  Total Amount:  $750,000, 2008-2010
  • “Planning Grant for NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Quantifiable Sustainability,” PI. Sponsor, NSF. Total Amount:  $30,000, 2008-2009.
  • “Understanding Impacts of Climate Change on Energy Infrastructure in Urbanized Coastal Area,” PI. Sponsor: National Science Foundation. Total Amount: $323,000, 2009-2012.
  • “Study to Determine Causes for Lake Enriquillo Growth,” Co-PI. Agency: Government of Dominican Republic. Total Amount.  $300,000, May 2010-April 2013.
  • “US DOE Solar Decathlon-CCNY Entry for 2011,” Co-PI, Agency: US Department of Energy. Total Amount: $100,000, April 2010-December 2011.
  • “Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability (ESE) Graduate Initiative,” Agency: US Department of Education. Total amount; $2,400,000.  October 2010-September 2016.
  • “A Regional Earth System Model of the Northeast Corridor: Analyzing 21st Century Climate and Environment,” Co-PI.   NSF. Total amount.  $3,000,000, April 2011-March 2014.
  • The Alliance for Continuous Innovative Learning Environments in STEM (CILES),” Sponsor: US Department of Education. Total Amount:  $4,200,000, October 2011-September 2017.
  • “RAPID: Understanding Sudden Hydro-Climatic Changes and Exploring Sustainable Solutions in the Enriquillo Closed Water Basin (Southwest Hispaniola),”   Agency.  NSF. Total amount: $199,000, October 2012-December, 2013.
  • Impacts of Urbanization and Climate Change on the Energy Infrastructure of Tropical Coastal Regions,” Agency:  NSF. Total amount; $327,000, August 2014-July 2018.
  • Improved Access to Relevant and Usable Climate Information,” Agency: USAID. Total amount: $306,000, April 2015-March 2018.
  • Energy Forecasting for Dense Urban Environments,” Agency. NYSERDA/PowerBridge NY. Total amount: $150,000, May 2015-April 2017.
  • “CCNY Initiative to Promote Academic Success in STEM (CiPASS),” Agency: US Department of Education, Total Amount $5,500,000.  2016-2021.
  • “New York City Built Environment: Wind Effects and Public Safety in a Changing Climate,” Co- Agency: City of New York. Total Amount: $561,000, Jan 2017-November 2018.
  • “Collaborative Research: AGEP-T: The Hispanic Alliance for the Graduate Education and the Professoriate on Environmental Sciences and Engineering,” Agency: NSF. Total Amount: $3,200,000 (in partnership with U. of Texas-El Paso), July 2017-June 2022.
  • “RAPID: Impacts of Post-Hurricane Land-Atmosphere Interactions on Convective and Precipitation Processes in the Caribbean Region,” CoPI.   NSF. Total amount; $175,000. December 1, 2017-November 30, 2018.
  • “HSI Conference: URBANO-INCREASING ACCESS AND SUCCESS IN URBAN STEM PROGRAMS,” Agency.  NSF. Total amount; $100,000,  January 1, 2018-December 31, 2018.
  • “Urban Climate and Resiliency Workshop,” Agency. NSF. Total amount; $50,000,  January 1, 2018-December 31, 2018.

RECENT INVITED TECHNICAL OPINIONS AND PRESS RELEASES

  1. STEM Initiatives at City College of New York: A Formula for Success. Hispanic Outlook; March 23, 2012.
  2. Jorge E. González, Buildings, Sustainability and Impacts for the Mechanical Engineer. ASME Magazine, March 2013, pp 08-09.
  3. See press release of heat wave event summer 2010
    http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2010/07/28/more-frequent-more-intense-heat-waves-in-store-for-new-york/
  4. See ASME Podcast on Integrated Technologies for Buildings
    http://www.asme.org/kb/news—articles/media/2011/12/trends-in-environmental-monitoring-and-modeling
  5. See article about Lake Enriquillo water level changes in Dominican Republic: New York Times Cover (January 12, 2014)
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/12/world/americas/rising-tide-is-a-mystery-that-sinks-island-hopes.html?_r=1
  6. See article EOS Science Spotlight on Increasing sea-surface temperatures in the Caribbean: December 2015.
    https://eos.org/research-spotlights/sea-surface-temperatures-on-the-rise-in-the-caribbean
  7. See Opinion on EOS April 2017.
    https://eos.org/opinions/climate-changes-pulse-is-in-central-america-and-the-caribbean

SPONSORED VISITING SCHOLARS

  • Alvaro Lentz, 2015-2016 Visiting Faculty. Autonomous University of the City of Mexico, Energy Program.
  • Miao Yu, Beijing Institute of Urban Meteorology. Summer 2016.

COLLABORATORS

  • CUNY-CCNY–Mark Arend, Fred Moshary, Barry Gross, Reza Khanbilvardi, Michael Bobker, Christian Volkmann, Nicholas Madamopoulos, Ali Sadegh, Kyle McDonald, Charlie Vorosmarty
  • U. of Colorado-Moncef Krarti
  • Arizona State University-Agami Reddy
  • U. of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, Nazario Ramírez, Ramón Vásquez, Eric Harmsen, Hamed Parsiani, Rafael Solis
  • U. of Texas-El Paso, Miguel Vélez
  • Santa Clara U.-Edwin Maurer, Tim Hight, Drazen Fabris, Mark Aschheim
  • San José State University, Robert Bornstein
  • Purdue University, Dev Niyogi
  • Beijing Institute of Meteorology – Dr. S. Miao
  • EPA – Ed Linky
  • USDOE-Wei Wu (BNL), Pat Phelan (BTO), Martin Schoonen (BNL)
  • NOAA-Thomas Smith (NESDIS), Daniel Comarazamy (NESDIS)
  • NASA – Jeff Luvall, Rema Nemani, Cristina Milesi, Douglas Rickman
  • New York University-Masoud Ghandehari
  • Arecibo Observatory – Craig Tepley, Shikha Raizada
  • Dominican Republic- Yolanda León (INTEC), Solhanlle Bonilla (INTEC)
  • Spain-CIEMAT, Alberto Martilli
  • México, Eduardo Rincón (UACM), Alvaro Lentz (UACM)
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