Carlos Coimbra

Associate Director, Center for Energy Research; Principal Investigator, Coimbra Energy Group; Co-Director of the Center for Renewable Research Integration; Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Professor Coimbra explores the intersection between experimental, theoretical and fieldwork methods to analyze and develop new technologies for the mitigation of Abrupt Climate Change (ACC). This technologies revolve around renewable energy resourcing, forecasting and integration, which build on a number of diverse fields of study such as heat and mass transfer, meteorology, stochastic modeling, atmospheric radiation, remote sensing, image analysis and machine learning.

Professor Coimbra received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, in 1998. He joined the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego in July 2011, and was the Chairman of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) department from 2017-2020. He is currently the Associate Director of CER, the Co-Director of the UCSD Center for Excellence in Renewable Resource Integration (CERRI), the John Dove Isaacs Endowed Chair in Natural Philosophy at UC San Diego, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, which is published by the American Institute of Physics.