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Carlos F. Coimbra

Assoc Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering




Solar energy, intelligent energy systems, stochastic modeling and forecasting, fractional and variable order methods, evolutionary methods, and multiphase flows/unsteady flow phenomena.

Professor  Coimbra
 explores
 the
 intersection
 between
 experimental, theoretical and
 fieldwork
 methods
 to
 analyze and develop
 new
 technologies
 to  harvest
 solar
 power
 in
 its diverse
 forms (direct, wind,
 hydro­potential,
 etc).
 He  uses a network  of
 solar observatories  distributed throughout
 several University
 of
 California
 campuses
 to harvest
 valuable 
ground
 data
 to
 be
 used
 in
 forecasting
 simulations
 with
 time
 horizons
 varying
 from seconds to multiple  days.
 He  is particularly interested
 in
 the
 development  of
 highly  nonlinear,
 evolutionary stochastic
 models
 for
 chaotic 
processes,
 and
 linking
 this
 knowledge
 to
 the
 development
 and
 active control
 of
 receiver-­to-­storage solar and  wind
 systems. Visit the Carlos Coimbra research page at UC San Diego.

Capsule Bio:

Professor Coimbra received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, in 1998. He was an associate professor and founding Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics graduate program at UC Merced from 2006 to 2011. He joined the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego in July 2011, and is now the Co-Director of the UCSD Center for Excellence in Renewable Resource Integration (CERRI) and the Faculty Director of the IDEA Student Center

Selected Publications:

Google Scholar Publications

Carlos Coimbra
Office Phone:
858-534-4285


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