Arturo Pacheco-Vega, Ph.D.

Outstanding Professor Award
Los Angeles
Department of Mechanical Engineering

My research on modeling and simulation of thermal systems is not only important for solving the pressing issue of global warming, but for educating the engineers and scientists of the future.

Arturo Pacheco-Vega is considered a leader in the field of soft computing and heat transfer. His research interests are broadly centered in the fields of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. He often combines analytical, numerical and experimental approaches to carry out interdisciplinary state-of-the-art research in the analysis, design and control of energy systems.

Pacheco-Vega has helped to secure more than $12.4 million in external funds to support research projects, including the University’s internationally recognized Center for Energy and Sustainability. He is associate director for the center, which focuses on addressing energy issues and educating a new generation of engineers and scientists who specialize in energy and sustainability. He is also associate chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.