Curriculum Vitae of Ramon Tovar Olvera

 

 A. General Data

 

Date of Birth: April 10, 1967

Nationality: Mexican

  

Present position

 

Investigador Titular  (Researcher since 2002)

Department of Thermosciences

Renewable Energy Institute

National Autonomous University of Mexico

rto@cie.unam.mx,

www.cie.unam.mx/~rto/index.htm

 

B: University Education

University of Guanajuato, Mexico. B. Sc. (Mechanical Engineer), 1994.

Thesis: Design of a high-efficiency water heater (in Spanish).

National Autonomous University of  Mexico, M. (Solar Energy, Photo-thermal), 1998.

Thesis: Experimental studies of natural convection in stratified fluids (in Spanish).

National Autonomous University of Mexico, Ph. D., (Engineering, Energy), 2002 (Hons).

Thesis: Studies in transition and turbulent natural convection flows (in Spanish).

University of California, San Diego. Postdoctoral Scholar (2004-2005).

 

 

C. Academic Experience

Lecturer in mechanical engineering, Universidad del Sol, 1995-1996.

Assistant of Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering (graduate school), UNAM, 2000.

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering (graduate school) UNAM, 2002-present

 

D. Scholarships

DGAPA-UNAM 1996-97. Graduate studies.

DGEP-UNAM 1998-2001. Ph. D. studies.

UC MEXUS-CONACYT Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2004-5.

 

E. Awards

Winner, The Best Photograph of The Gallery of Fluids 1998. Fluid Dynamic Division of the

Mexican Society of Physics.  (F. E. Avila, R. Tovar, J.H. Arakeri, J. M. Dada, 2000. Volutes inherent to a

 turbulent process, on the paper of G. Huelsz, Galery of fluids. Revista Mexicana de Física, 46, 405-412)

National Winner, The Best Master in Engineering Thesis 1999. Mexican National Association of Engineering.

 

National First place, Ph. D. Level, The National Thesis Competition, Area of Energy Generation.

Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Comision Nacional de Electricidad, Fideicomiso

para el Ahorro de Energia,.

Member of the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, since 2002, Mexico.

 

 

 

F. List of Papers

 

1. R. Tovar, F. Avila, J. Rojas y B. Vargas, 1999. Buoyancy driven flow of two stratifies liquids

in a cavity. Int. Comm. Heat and Mass Transfer, 26, pp 955-964.

 

2. J. H. Arakeri, F. E. Avila, J. M. Dada and R. Tovar, 2000. Convection in a long vertical tube

due to unstable stratification -A new type of turbulent flow? Current Science, 79, pp 859-866.

 

3. R. Tovar, F. E. Avila and J. Rojas, 2001. Buoyancy driven flow of two stratified liquids

numerical vs experimental results. Int. Comm. Heat Mass Transfer, 28, pp 221-231.

 

4. R. Tovar, J. Rojas and M. L. Cedillo, 2004. Development of a wall plume from a boundary

layer along a partially heated vertical wall. Int. Comm. Heat Mass Transfer, 31, pp 561-71.

 

5. G. Barrios, R. Rechtman, J. Rojas, R. Tovar, 2005. Lattice Boltzmann equation for natural

convection in a two-dimensional cavity with a partially heated wall. J. Fluid Mech 522, pp 91-100.

 

6. J.R. Castrejon-Pita, A.A. Castrejon-Pita, G. Huelsz, R. Tovar, 2006.

Experimental demonstration of the Rayleigh acoustic viscous boundary layer theory.

Physical Review E 73 .036601.

 

7.  R. Tovar, P. F. Linden and L.P. Thomas, 2007, Hybrid ventilation in two interconnected

 rooms with a buoyancy source.  Solar Energy Journal 81, 5 pp 683-691.

 

8. L. P. Thomas, B. M. Marino, R. Tovar, P. F. Linden, 2008. Buoyancy-driven flow between

two rooms coupled by two openings at different levels. J. Fluid Mech. 594, 425-443.

 

9. R Tovar, CA Campo Garrido, LP Thomas, PF Linden, 2009. Buoyancy-driven flow in two

interconnected rooms: effects of the exterior vent location and size. ASME J. Solar Energy

Engineering 131, pp 021005 1-6.

 

10. J Rojas, R Tovar, 2010. Transition on a partially heated vertical wall. Heat Transfer

Engineering 31(10), pp 862-869.

 

11. R Tovar, CA Campo Garrido, 2010. Stack-driven ventilation in two interconnected rooms

sharing a single opening and connected to the exterior by a lower vent. International Journal of

Ventilation 9 (3) paper 2.

 

 

12. LP Thomas, BM Marino, R Tovar, JA Castillo, 2011. Convection generated by a small heat

source in a box with a cooled upper contour at constant temperature. Journal of Physics:

Conference Series 296, 012022.

 

13. JA Castillo, R Tovar, 2011. Transient cooling of a room with a chilled ceiling. Aceptado para

su publicación en la revista Solar Energy.

 

14. LP Thomas, BM Marino, R Tovar, JA Castillo, 2001. Flow generated by a thermal plume in a

cooled-ceiling system. Aceptado para su publicación en la revista Energy and Buildings.

 

 

 

G. Tesis Advisory

Ma. Loreto Cedillo Rocel, 2001. Construction of a schlieren system for the analysis of natural

convection flows. (B. S. Mechanical engineer).

Ma. Loreto Cedillo Rocel, 2004. Experimental analysis of natural convection in a simplified

model of a building. (M. S. Energy Engineering).

Carlos Campo Garrido, 2009. Hybrid ventilation in two interconnected rooms.

(in Spanish, M.S. Engineering)


José Antonio Castillo Torres, 2010. Passive cooling of buildings by chilled ceilings.

(in Spanish,M.S Architecture)


José Antonio Castillo Torres, 2012. Natural ventilation in rooms with a chilled ceiling and a

heat source (in Spanish, M. S. Engineering)

 

 

H. Papers in extenso in proceedings of national and international conferences.

 

R. Best, J. M. Cruz, R. Tovar y F. J. Hernández, 1995. Experimental evaluation of a rice dryer

operated with a heat pump and solar energy. Annual meeting Mexican Association for Solar

Energy. La Paz, Mexico.

 

R. Tovar, F. E. Avila, J. Rojas and B. Vargas, 1996. Natural convection in a brine-water

stratified system. Effects of the initial concentration and the wall angle. Annual Meeting Mexican

Association for Solar Energy. Xalapa, Mexico.

 

R. Tovar, F. E. Avila, J. Rojas and B. Vargas, 1997. Experimental studies on the transient

natural convective motion of two stratified liquids inside a cavity. International Symposium on

Liquid-Liquid Two-Phase Flow and Transport Phenomena. Ankara, Turkey.

 

R. Tovar, M. L. Cedillo and J. Rojas, 2001. Flow visualization and temperature measurements

on a natural convection flow developed in a vertical wall. VII Conference of Mexican Physics

Society, Dynamics Division. Morelia, Mexico.

 

R. Tovar, M. L. Cedillo and J. Rojas, 2001. A large double-mirror schlieren system for the

analysis of natural convection flows. Annual Meeting of the Mexican Instrumentation Society.

Queretaro, Mexico.

 

R. Tovar and J. Rojas, 2002. Natural convection in a vertical wall heated on its lower half.

VIII Annual Meeting of the Mexican Society of Mechanical Engineer. Monterrey, Mexico.

 

R. Tovar, J. Rojas y M. L. Cedillo, 2003. Development of a wall plume from a thermal boundary

layer. Annual Meeting of Mexican Physics Society, Fluid Dynamics Division. Mexico City, Mexico.

 

G. Huelsz, A. A. Castrejon-Pita, J. R. Castrejon-Pita, F. Lopez-Alquicira, E. Ramos, and

R. Tovar, 2004. Measurements in acoustic boundary layers. 146th Meeting Acoustical Society of

America, USA. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 114, p 2362.

 

M. L. Cedillo y R. Tovar, 2004. Automatization of a schlieren system. National conference on

Electro-mechanical engineering. Zacatepec, Mexico.

 

 

 

 

R. Tovar, P. F. Linden and L. P. Thomas, 2005. Hybrid ventilation in two interconnected rooms

with a buoyancy source. Solar Renewable Energy News, International Conference. Florence,

Italy.

 

R. Tovar, P. F. Linden and L.P. Thomas, 2005. Ventilation of two rooms interconnected

thorough a bottom opening. 58th Annual Meeting of the Fluid Dynamics Division of the

American Physical Society. Chicago Illinois, EUA.

 

R Tovar, JA Castillo, 2009. Enfriamiento pasivo por techos fríos en habitaciones. XXXIII

Semana Nacional de Energía Solar ABC_047, Guadalajara, Jal.

 

J Rojas, G Huelsz, R Tovar, P Elías, MG Alpuche, 2009. Confort térmico mediante ventilación

nocturna en un auditorio bioclimático en clima cálido subhúmedo. XXXIII Semana Nacional de

Energía Solar, ABC-052, Guadalajara, Jal.

 

MD Rivero, I Pilatowsky, O García, J Rojas, R Tovar,  JJ Muñoz, 2010. Evaluación experimental

de un sistema de enfriamiento radiativo nocturno en una zona con clima cálido sub-húmedo.

XXXIV  Reunión Nacional de Energía Solar, ERE-010, Guanajuato, Gto.

 

JJ Muñoz, MD Rivero, I Pilatowsky, O García, J Rojas, R Tovar, 2010.  Análisis numérico de un

sistema de enfriamiento radiativo nocturno para su uso en el acondicionamiento térmico de

edificaciones en una zona con clima cálido sub-húmedo. XXI Congreso Internacional de Ahorro

de Energía, Guadalajara, Jal.