Jorge E. Gonzalez

The City College of New York, USA


Jorge E. Gonzalez earned a Doctorate degree in 1994 and a B.S. degree in 1988 in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Ga, USA and from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez ,Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, respectively. Currently, he is the NOAA CREST Professor of mechanical engineering and Director of the Graduate Initiative on Earth Systems and Environmental Sustainability at the City College of New York (CCNY) New York City, NY, USA. He joined CCNY Faculty in 2008 after tenures at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif, USA, as a Professor and David Packard Scholar, and as a Chairman and Professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez,Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. He teaches and conducts research in renewable energy, climate change, climate modeling, urban remote sensing, and low energy buildings. Professor González research has produced more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, four patents in building integrated and solar energy technologies, and in aerosol detection, and more than $20M in external research funding. He was recognized as a prominent young researcher by the National Science Foundation in 1997 with a prestigious Career Award, and received the 1999 Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Faculty Award at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez (UPRM) Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. He is a Fellow Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, a Member of the American Meteorological Society, and of the International Association of Urban Climate.

Biography Updated on 5 September 2012

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