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Gilbert Moreno is a senior research engineer with NREL's power electronics and electric machines group, where he conducts research into the thermal management of power electronics. He has worked on several Department of Energy and industry-funded projects to develop advanced cooling technologies for various power electronics applications, including technologies for light- and heavy-duty vehicles, aviation, and power generation. He has patented multiple advanced cooling technologies for power electronics in collaboration with industry partners, including John Deere. 

Research Interests

Designing advanced power electronics cooling systems that employ aggressive (e.g., jet impingement) cooling configurations

Developing dielectric fluid power electronics cooling technologies in both single- and two-phase heat transfer applications

Designing advanced packaging configurations to increase power density and improve thermal performance 

Professional Experience

Senior Research Engineer, Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences, NREL (2009–present)

Research and Teaching Assistant, The University of Texas at Arlington (2004–2009)

Mechanical Design Engineer, Lockheed Martin (2001–2004)

Technician, Nalco Chemical (2000–2001)

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington

Master, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at El Paso


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