Javier Jose Martinez-Santos
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Javier J. Martinez is a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering and graduate research assistant in The Holloway from the Nelson Institute. He is currently advised by Dr. Tracey Holloway. He is also completing two graduate certificates as part of the Energy, Analysis, and Policy Program and DELTA Program to integrate Research, Teaching and Learning. He obtained his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and his B.S. with Honors in Mechanical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.
His research focuses on the Model assessment of near-surface and column NO2 diurnal cycle over the United States. He implements the U.S. EPA Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system to assess how the diurnal cycle of NO2 is affected by atmospheric chemistry, meteorology and emissions. His approach provides a scientific assessment method that supports future analysis of the geostationary satellite instrument Tropospheric Emissions Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) from NASA. His research and academic preparation are currently funded by the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (HAQAST) and Graduate Engineering Research Scholars (GERS).
His past M.S. thesis was focused on solar energy, supercritical fluids, heat exchangers and power cycles. His thesis project studied the Performance of Refractory Insulation for Recuperative Heat Exchangers in Brayton Power Cycles. As an undergraduate, he worked in the aerospace and oil & gas industries. Also gained recognized research related to nanocomposites in the field of Materials Science.