(born in Asturias, Spain) is a faculty member of the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Mechanical Engineering. He also serves as an associate dean in the Graduate Division at Berkeley, where he oversees the Graduate Diversity Program, the American Indian Graduate Program, Graduate Division’s academic services, fellowships, publications, and websites. His research interests are in combustion, heat and mass transfer, microgravity combustion, micro and meso-scale combustion, ignition and flame propagation, smouldering and transition to flaming combustion.
Prof. Fernández-Pello has experience in dozens of research projects, with more than 400 published papers and book chapters. During his academic career, he has advised many students: more than 20 Ph.D.’s, 45 M.Sc.’s, and numerous undergraduate students and teacher assistants. He has been involved in teaching and research activities since the 1970s in different institutions around the globe, mainly in U.S., Spain, France and Japan.