César Huete Ruiz de Lira

Office:   Phone: (+34)    Email: chuete @ ing.uc3m.es


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 Siego (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.

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Teaching Activities

After his 2-year postdoc at UCSD, Cesar is back to UC3M where he combines his research labour with teaching activities thanks to the National Juan de la Cierva grant. He is currently a Visiting Professor and he is involved in the coordination and teaching of the module Engineering Fluid Mechanics (Batchelor Degree) along with Hydraulic Machines (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 EURO-ACE certificate programs.