Rodrigo Castellanos, member of the ARTURO research team, was granted the Extraordinary Doctoral Award for the academic year 2022-2023 by Universidad Carlos III for his PhD thesis «Convective Heat Transfer Control in Turbulent Boundary Layers». This award recognizes the quality of his doctoral research based on its scientific and technological contributions.
Rodrigo’s thesis delved into convective heat transfer in turbulent wall-bounded flows, addressing innovative control solutions based on plasma actuators and pulsed jets. This experimental study showcased the potential of machine-learning methods, including Reinforcement Learning and Evolutionary Algorithms, in optimizing flow control for future technological applications in the field of heat transfer.
Congratulations to Rodrigo for his well deserved achievement!