Marcos Vera Coello

ResearcherID: B-7122-2013Marcos Vera Coello

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Office: 1.1.D.01    Phone: (+34) 91 624 9987     Email: mvcoello @ ing.uc3m.es

Education

Marcos Vera holds a 6-year degree in Aeronautical Engineering (1999) from the School of Aeronautics in Madrid. During his 6-year education programme, he worked as under-graduate research fellow under the supervision of Prof. Jose M. Vega studying dynamical systems, bifurcations and chaos.

After his graduation, he obtained a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering (2004) in the Department of Propulsion and Fluid Dynamics of the School of Aeronautics, under the supervision of Prof. Amable Liñán. His dissertation dealt with unsteady, preferential diffusion and heat release effects in laminar flamelet models, with a focus on strained premixed flames and diffusion-flame/vortex interactions.

During his PhD, Marcos complemented his education with various stays at the University of California San Diego under the supervision of Prof. Forman Williams, and at the Institut Henri Poincaré, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, where he attended the trimestral program "Dynamique des fronts réactifs".

Research Interests

Marcos' research interests are in the field of the asymptotic and numerical analysis of laminar flows involving chemical (combustion) or electrochemical (fuel cells) reactions, and heat & mass transfer processes. His work covers a wide variety of topics, such as premixed and non-premixed flames, triple flames, flame/vortex interactions, starting jets & vortex rings, catalytic micro-reactors, PEM fuel cell modelling, counterflow heat exchangers, natural convection in power transformers, etc.

Publications

  1. M. Vera, A. Liñán, Low Peclet number flow of a reacting mixture past an array of catalytic wires, Combustion Theory and Modelling, 8 (2004) 97-121. (e-journal, PDF)
  2. M. Vera, A. Liñán, On the interaction of vortices with mixing layers, Physics of Fluids, 16 (2004) 2237–2254. (e-journal, PDF)
  3. I. Iglesias, M. Vera, A. L. Sánchez, A. Liñán, Simulations of starting gas jets at low Mach numbers, Physics of Fluids, 17 (2005) 038105, 1-4. (e-journal)
  4. A. Liñán, E. Fernández-Tarrazo, M. Vera, A. L. Sánchez, Lifted laminar jet diffusion flames, Combustion Science and Technology, 177 (2005) 933–953. (e-journal, PDF)
  5. E. Fernández-Tarrazo, M. Vera, A. Liñán, Lift-off and blow-off of a diffusion flame between parallel streams of fuel and air, Combustion and Flame, 144 (2006) 261–276. (e-journal, PDF)
  6. A. L. Sánchez, M. Vera, A. Liñán, Exact solutions for transient mixing of two different gases of different density, Physics of Fluids, 18 (2006) 078102. (e-journal, PDF)
  7. M. Hermanns, M. Vera, A. Linán, On the dynamics of flame-edges in diffusion-flame/vortex interactions, Combustion and Flame, 149 (2007) 32–48. (e-journal)
  8. M. Vera, A single-phase model for liquid-feed DMFC cells with non-Tafel kinetics, Journal of Power Sources, 171 (2007) 763-777. (e-journal)
  9. A. Velazquez, B. Mendez, M. Vera, Finite point low Mach number algorithm for unsteady nonisothermal flows: Application to the study of reactive flow past a thin catalytic wire, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications,  55 (2009) 983–1003. (e-journal)
  10. M. Vera, A. Liñán, Laminar counterflow parallel-plate heat exchangers: Exact and approximate solutions, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 53 (2010) 4885–4898. (e-journal)
  11. M. Vera, A. Liñán, Exact solution for the conjugate fluid–fluid problem in the thermal entrance region of laminar counterflow heat exchangers, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 54 (2011) 490–499. (e-journal)
  12. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, R. Zaera, Nonlinear orthotropic model of the inhomogeneous assembly compression of PEM fuel cell gas diffusion layers, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36 (2011) 11856-11870. (e-journal, PDF)
  13. M. Vera, I. Iglesias, A. L. Sánchez, C. Martínez-Bazán, Ingeniería Fluidomecánica, Paraninfo S.A. Ediciones, ISBN: 978-84-9732-904-0, 2012. (URL)
  14. I. Iglesias, M. Vera, A. L. Sánchez, A. Liñán, Numerical analyses of deflagration initiation by a hot jet, Combustion Theory and Modelling, 16 (2012) 994–1010. (e-journal)
  15. J. Carpio, I. Iglesias, M. Vera, A. L. Sánchez, A. Liñán, Critical radius for hot-jet ignition of hydrogen-air mixtures, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38 (2013) 3105–3109 (e-journal)
  16. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, I. Iglesias, Modeling of the anode of a liquid-feed DMFC: inhomogeneous compression effects and two-phase transport phenomena, Journal of Power Sources 246 (2014) 239–252. (e-journal)
  17. A. E. Quintero, M. Vera, B. Rivero-de-Aguilar, Wall conduction effects in laminar counterflow parallel-plate heat exchangers, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 70 (2014) 939-953. (e-journal, PDF)
  18. D. G. Sanchez, T. Ruiu, I. Biswas, K. A. Friedrich, J. Sánchez-Monreal, M. Vera, Effect of the inlet gas humidification on PEMFC behavior and current density distribution, ECS Transactions 64(3) (2014) 603–617. (e-journal)
  19. A. Liñán, M. Vera, A. L. Sánchez, Ignition, lift-off, and extinction of gaseous diffusion flames, Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 47 (2015) 293–314. (e-journal)
  20. A. Liñán, M. Vera, A. L. Sánchez, The large-activation-energy analysis of strain-induced extinction, Supplemental Material to Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics 47 (2015) 293–314. (e-journal)
  21. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, On the effects of assembly compression on the performance of liquid-feed DMFCs under methanol-limiting conditions: A 2D numerical study, Journal of Power Sources 285 (2015) 543-558. (e-journal)
  22. P. A. García-Salaberri, G. S. Hwang, M. Vera, A. Weber, J. T. Gostick, Effective diffusivity in partially-saturated carbon-fiber gas diffusion layers: Effect of through-plane saturation distribution, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 86 (2015) 319–333. (e-journal)
  23. P. A. García-Salaberri, J. Gostick, G. Hwang, A. Z. Weber, M. Vera, Effective diffusivity in partially-saturated carbon-fiber gas diffusion layers: Effect of local saturation and application to macroscopic continuum models, Journal of Power Sources 296 (2015) 440–453. (e-journal)
  24. M. Vera, A. E. Quintero, Wall conduction effects in laminar counterflow parallel-plate heat exchangers with small scale wall corrugations, In: S. N. Kazi (Ed.), Heat Transfer Studies and Applications, InTech, Rijeka (2015). (e-book, PDF)
  25. J. Carpio, J. L. Prieto, M. Vera, A local anisotropic adaptive algorithm for the solution of time-dependent combustion problems, Journal of Computational Physics 306 (2016) 19–42. (PDF)
  26. D. G. Sanchez, T. Ruiu, K. A. Friedrich, J. Sanchez-Monreal, M. Vera, Analysis of the Influence of Temperature and Gas Humidity on the Performance Stability of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 163 (2016) F1–F10. (PDF)
  27. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, On the effect of operating conditions in liquid-feed DMFCs: A multiphysics modeling approach, Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2015) Submitted. (PDF)
  28. D. Martínez-Ruiz, M. Vera, A. L. Sánchez, Amable Liñán, The large-activation-energy analysis of strained-induced extinction of spray diffusion flames, Combustion and Flame (2016) In preparation.
  29. J. Sánchez-Monreal, P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, Mathematical modeling of the anode of a DEFC including free and adsorbed intermediate species, Journal of Power Sources (2016) In preparation.
  30. M. Vera, J. Carpio, M. Hermanns, A. Liñán, A diagram of combustion regimes for diluted H2-air diffusion flame/vortex interactions, Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2016) In preparation.
  31. M. Vera, A. E. Quintero, Thermal coupling between two shear-induced flows separated by a heat conducting wall with oblique periodic corrugations, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2016) In preparation.

Teaching activities

Over the last years, Marcos has taught undergraduate courses of Fluid Mechanics, Acoustics, Combustion, and Explosion Dynamics, as well as graduate courses of Heat and Mass Transfer and Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering.

Present PhD Students

Juan Sánchez-Monreal, Experimental and numerical analyses of Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells

  • J. Sánchez-Monreal, P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, J. J. Linares, Modelización matemática del ánodo de una pila DEFC incluyendo especies intermedias libres y adsorbidas, Proceedings of CONAPPICE 2012 - V Congreso Nacional de Pilas de Combustible, Madrid, Spain (2012).
  • J. Sánchez-Monreal, P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, Mathematical modelling of Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells including free and adsorbed intermediate species, 10th Symposium on Fuel Cell and Battery Modelling and Experimental Validation – ModVal 10, Bad Boll/Stuttgart, Germany (2013).
  • D. G. Sanchez, T. Ruiu, I. Biswas, K. A. Friedrich, J. Sánchez-Monreal, M. Vera, Effect of the inlet gas humidification on PEMFC behavior and current density distribution, 2014 ECS and SMEQ Joint International Meeting, Cancun, Mexico (2014).
  • D. G. Sanchez, T. Ruiu, I. Biswas, K. A. Friedrich, J. Sánchez-Monreal, M. Vera, Effect of the inlet gas humidification on PEMFC behavior and current density distribution, ECS Transactions 64(3) (2014) 603–617. (e-journal)
  • J. Sánchez-Monreal, M. Vera, D. G. Sanchez, T. Ruiu, I. Biswas, K. A. Friedrich, Modeling the effect of the inlet gas humidification on PEMFC behavior and current density distribution, 12th Symposium on Fuel Cell and Battery Modelling and Experimental Validation – ModVal 12, Freiburg, Germany (2015).
  • D. G. Sanchez, T. Ruiu, K. A. Friedrich, J. Sanchez-Monreal, M. Vera, Analysis of the Influence of Temperature and Gas Humidity on the Performance Stability of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 163 (2016) F1–F10. (PDF)
  • J. Sánchez-Monreal, P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, J. J. Linares, Mathematical modeling of the anode of a DEFC including free and adsorbed intermediate species, Journal of Power Sources (2014) In preparation.

Alberto E. Quintero, Mathematical analysis of laminar counterflow heat exchangers

  • A. E. Quintero, M. Vera, B. Rivero-de-Aguilar, Wall conduction effects in laminar counterflow parallel-plate heat exchangers, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 70 (2014) 939–953 (e-journal, ).
  • A. E. Quintero, M. Vera, Wall conduction effects in laminar counterflow parallel-plate heat exchangers with small-scale wall corrugations, Convective Heat and Mass Transfer, CONV-14, Kusadasi, Turkey (2014).
  • M. Vera, A. E. Quintero, Wall conduction effects in laminar counterflow parallel-plate heat exchangers with small scale wall corrugations, In: S. N. Kazi (Ed.), Heat Transfer Studies and Applications, InTech, Rijeka (2015). (e-book, PDF)
  • M. Vera, A. E. Quintero, Thermal coupling between two shear-induced flows separated by a heat conducting wall with oblique periodic corrugations, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2015) In preparation.
  • A. E. Quintero, M. Vera, On the role of axial wall conduction in laminar counterflow parallel-plate heat exchangers, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2015) In preparation.

Past PhD Students

Pablo A. García-Salaberri, Multiphysics modelling of Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

  • P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, R. Zaera, Simulación numérica de los efectos de compresión no homogénea de la capa porosa en pilas de combustible PEM, Proceedings of CONAPPICE 2010 - IV Congreso Nacional de Pilas de Combustible, Sevilla, Spain (2010) 71-74.
  • P. A. García-Salaberri, M.Vera, R. Zaera, An anisotropic nonlinear FEM model of the inhomogeneous compression of PEMFC gas diffusion layers, Fuel Cells Science & Technology Conference 2010: A Grove Fuel Cell Event, Zaragoza, Spain (2010).
  • P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, R. Zaera, Nonlinear orthotropic model of the inhomogeneous assembly compression of PEM fuel cell gas diffusion layers, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36 (2011) 11856-11870. (e-journal)
  • P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, I. Iglesias, R. Zaera, Multiphysics model of the anode of a direct methanol fuel cell, Proceedings of the 15th European Fuel Cell Forum, Luzern, Switzerland (2011).
  • P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, I. Iglesias, R. Zaera, Multiphysics modeling of the anode of liquid-feed direct methanol fuel cells, Proceedings of the European Fuel Cell Technology & Applications - Piero Lunghi Conference, Rome, Italy (2011).
  • P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, I. Iglesias, R. Zaera, Modelado del ánodo de una pila DMFC: flujo multifásico y efectos de la compresión no homogénea de ensamblaje, Proceedings of CONAPPICE 2012 - V Congreso Nacional de Pilas de Combustible, Madrid, Spain (2012). (PDF)
  • P. A. García-Salaberri, On the role of inhomogeneous assembly compression effects on transport phenomena in the anode of liquid-feed DMFCs, M.Sc.-Thesis, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2012).
  • P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, I. Iglesias, R. Zaera, Inhomogeneous assembly compression effects on two phase transport phenomena in the anode of a DMFC, 223rd ECS Meeting, Toronto, Canada (2013). (URL)
  • P. A. García-Salaberri, J. T. Gostick, M. Vera, A. Z. Weber, G. Hwang, Lattice Boltzmann simulations of anisotropic permeabilities in partially-saturated PEM fuel cell gas diffusion layers, HYCELTEC 2013 – IV Iberian Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and advanced Batteries, Estoril, Portugal (2013).
  • P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, I. Iglesias, Modeling of the anode of a liquid-feed DMFC: inhomogeneous compression effects and two-phase transport phenomena, Journal of Power Sources 246 (2014) 239–252. (e-journal)
  • P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, On the influence of GDL compression on the performance of liquid-feed DMFCs under low cathode flooding conditions, 11th Symposium on Fuel Cell and Battery Modelling and Experimental Validation – ModVal 11, Winterthur, Switzerland (2014).
  • P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, Understanding the interplay between GDL compression and operating conditions in liquid-feed DMFCs, 12th Symposium on Fuel Cell and Battery Modelling and Experimental Validation – ModVal 12, Freiburg, Germany (2015).
  • P.A. García-Salaberri1, J.T. Gostick, G. Hwang, M. Vera, A.Z. Weber, Pore-Scale Calculations of Effective Diffusivity in Partially-Saturated GDLs: Application to PEFC Continuum Models, 12th Symposium on Fuel Cell and Battery Modelling and Experimental Validation – ModVal 12, Freiburg, Germany (2015).
  • J.T. Gostick, P.A. García-Salaberri, G. Hwang, M Vera, A.Z. Weber, On the mass-transfer properties of partially-saturated carbon-paper gas diffusion layers: global vs. local effective diffusivity, 227th ECS Meeting, Chicago, USA (2015).
  • P. A. García-Salaberri, G. S. Hwang, M. Vera, A. Weber, J. T. Gostick, Effective diffusivity in partially-saturated carbon-fiber gas diffusion layers: Effect of through-plane saturation distribution, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 86 (2015) 319–333. (e-journal)
  • P. A. García-Salaberri, J. Gostick, G. Hwang, A. Z. Weber, M. Vera, Effective diffusivity in partially-saturated carbon-fiber gas diffusion layers: Effect of local saturation and application to macroscopic continuum models, Journal of Power Sources 296 (2015) 440–453. (e-journal)
  • P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, On the effect of operating conditions in liquid-feed DMFCs: A multiphysics modeling approach, Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2015) Submitted.