Teaching & Research Interests
Scholarship, Research & Creative Activities
Joaquin received his BSc and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Zulia, in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University.
Prior to joining Sheridan in 2015, Joaquin worked as a Senior Consulting Engineer at Hatch Ltd. His industrial experience revolves around energy projects and encompasses wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal systems, as well as energy management. In both industrial and research environments, he has had experience in flow-induced vibrations, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), oil and gas applications, modelling of sound generation and propagation, and aerodynamics. Joaquin was responsible for developing the Hybrid Power business initiative within Hatch, which entails the integration of renewable power options into remote mining and industrial projects.
Joaquin is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, where he collaborates with the research group at the ATOMS (Advanced Thermofluids Optimization, Modelling, and Simulation) Lab. He is registered as a Professional Engineer in Ontario (P.Eng.) and has been a member of ASME since 1997.
- Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Mechanical Vibrations, Engineering Mechanics
- Flow-induced vibrations, experimental and numerical analysis of vibrations and fluid mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), wind power, renewable energy systems and integration with conventional generation, machine learning/AI applied to energy systems