Álvaro Romero-Calvo

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Dr. Romero-Calvo joined the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in August 2022. His research explores the use of electromagnetic actuation mechanisms to control multiphase flows in microgravity and partial gravity. Dr. Romero-Calvo approaches the study of low-gravity fluid mechanics from an analytical, numerical, and experimental perspective with the goal of developing next-generation spacecraft fluid management technologies. Applications span from life support to in-space propulsion and include phase separation, cryogenics storage and transfer, propellant slosh damping, SmallSat propellant management, boiling and condensation, water electrolysis, and carbon dioxide reduction, among others.



  • Space Systems Design Lab (SSDL)


  • Aerodynamics & Fluid Mechanics

  • Propulsion & Combustion

  • Systems Design & Optimization

AE Multidisciplinary Research Areas:

  • Space Exploration and Earth Monitoring

  • Sustainable Transportation and Energy Systems

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder, 2022;
  • M.Sc., Space Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2019;
  • M.Sc., Aeronautical Engineering, Universidad de Sevilla, 2019;
  • B.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, Universidad de Sevilla, 2016;
Distinctions & Awards
  • ASGSR Governing Board member 2022-2025
  • COSPAR Scientific Commission G Vice-Chair
  • AIAA Microgravity and Space Processes Technical Committee Member
  • University of Colorado Boulder Outstanding Dissertation Award 2022