Álvaro Romero-Calvo

Biography:

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.

Honors:

Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department Graduate Award for Research 2022; Elected President of ASGSR Students 2021; Rafael del Pino Excellence Fellowship 2021; ASGSR Ken Souza Spaceflight Research Program 2020; Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department Excellence Award 2019; University of Colorado Boulder Engineering School Dean's Fellowship 2019; UNOOSA DropTES Program 2019; La Caixa Fellowship for Postgraduate Studies 2018; Student European Low-Gravity Research Association Member of the Month 2018; Erasmus+ Double Master's Degree Fellowship 2017; ESA Drop Your Thesis! Program 2017;

Lab/Collaborations:
  • Space Systems Design Lab (SSDL)
Disciplines:
  • Aerodynamics & Fluid Mechanics
  • Propulsion & Combustion
  • Systems Design & Optimization
AE Multidisciplinary Research Areas:
  • Space Exploration and Earth Monitoring
  • Sustainable Transportation and Energy Systems