Antonio Lecuona

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain


Antonio Lecuona-Neumann was born in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, in 1953. He served as an aeronautical engineer in 1975. Then he got his Ph.D. degree on aeronautical engineering in 1980, by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain. He worked there as an Associate Professor till 1993. Since 1993, he occupied the position of a Full Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid where he developed the Engineering Campus as Vice-Chancellor for whose such duty, he received the highest recognition in Spain by the Encomienda Alfonso X El Sabio. After that, he has been appointed as Professor in thermal machines, teaching energy engineering, internal combustion engines, turbomachines, technical acoustics, combustion, absorption machines, environmental engineering, and measurement techniques in thermal and mechanical sciences. His research activities include lean combustion (Low NOx Combustors and their stability), laser measurement techniques for industrial flows of energy interest which involves PDA, LDV, stereo-PIV, and shadowgraphy, besides, flow visualization techniques using image processing. Recently, absorption heat pumps and solar cooling, heating and sanitary hot water production which have received substantial effort and attention together with the solar cooking for the third world population, numerical modeling of residential, buildings energy systems, and components of energy systems are current cross-linked activity. Incidental attention has been devoted to electronics cooling and polygeneration.

Biography Updated on 8 January 2013

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