César Huete Ruiz de Lira

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Phone: (+34) 91 624 8810
Email: chuete @ ing.uc3m.es

Office: 1.1.F09
Av. Universidad, 30.
Edif. Betancourt
28911, Leganés (Madrid)

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César Huete received his 5-year degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) in 2007. He earned his PhD at the same university in connection with UNED in 2012. The thesis, supervised by Prof. Gustavo Wouchuk, was focused on the theoretical study of the interaction of shock waves with weak turbulent flows

Research Interests

After his PhD completion, he moved to University Carlos III de Madrid at the Thermal Engineering and Fluid Mechanics department, to work with Prof. Antonio L. Sánchez in the SCORE Consolider Research project. The research was there focused on the interaction of thin detonation waves with turbulent flows. In 2013, he moved to University of California San Diego (UCSD) to work with Prof. Forman A. Williams and Prof. Antonio L. Sánchez on problems involving the interaction of the detonations with small-scale turbulent flows, the effect of weak shocks on transonic mixing layers, and the ignition of reactive mixing layers by oblique shock impingement (Project grant by Fundación Iberdrola España). He is also actively working on topics related to safety issues related to undesired explosions. Some works on the blast wave characterization and forced attenuation has been already developed.

He is currently working on topics related to High-Energy-Density-Physics, as they are the accretion-shock influence on Core-Collapse Supernovae and the formation of ablation fronts by soft X-ray pulses in Inertial Confinement Fusion (Project grant by Fundación Iberdrola España). The latter is still an active research line through the support of a 2019 Leonardo Grant for Researchers and Cultural Creators, BBVA Foundation.

Teaching Activities

After his 2-year postdoc at UCSD, Cesar came back to UC3M (thanks to the National Juan de la Cierva grant in 2015) to carry on his research labour along with the teaching activities. Nowadays, as an Adjoint Professor, he is actively involved in the modules Engineering Fluid Mechanics (Bachelor Degree), Explosion Dynamics (Bachelor Degree) and Hydraulic Turbomachinery (Master Degree), Combustion (Master Degree), and Industrial Facilities I (Master Degree).

Other activities

He is also a frequent Member of Evaluation Committee, ANECA, Evaluation of Academic Curricula for Engineering Schools, working for ACREDITA and SIC programs for EURO-ACE and EURO-INF certificates. He is a member of the academic comision of the Bachelor in Energy Engineering.

Latest article:

Thermochemical effects on hypersonic shock waves interacting with weak turbulence (featured)
Physics of Fluids 33, 086111 (2021)

Recent conferences:

Presentation at the 25th  International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM),
August 22, 2021-August 27, 2021.

Presentation at the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics,
November 09, 2020-November 13, 2020.

Presentation at the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics,
November 22, 2020-November 24, 2020.