Gustavo Gutierrez, Ph.D

Gustavo Gutierrez, Ph.D




  • Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, USA, 2002
  • M.S.
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, USA, 1998
  • B.S.
National University of Cordoba, Argentina, 1991


  • 2006-present
Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
  • 1992-1996
Supervisor Engineer. Coordinated the collection of garbage services. Responsible for a team of 50 personnel.
Design Engineer. A member of engineering team completing sewer system projects.
Construction Engineer. Responsible for the construction of a natural gas distribution system.

Academic and Professional Leadership

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • Coordinator of the Thermosciences committee of Mechanical Engineering Department, UPRM.
  • Coordinator of the Thermofluid Lab, responsibilities include the updated and development of the Thermofluid lab for undergraduate education.
  • Invited Panelist for NSF-CTS program, 2005, Washington, D.C.
  • Chaired and co-chaired technical sessions in National and International conferences.



Conference Publications

  • Introducing CFD Fundamentals and Commercial Software to Undergrad Fluid Mechanics: An out of the Box Approach for Professors, Academic Webcast, CD-adapco, April 3, 2014. ( CFD using STAR CCM+ in the undergraduate curriculum at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez, STAR Global Conference, Viena, March 17-19, 2014.
  • J. G. Gutierrez, M. Riccetti, Analysis and development of a magnetocaloric pump for electronic cooling applications using a mn-zn ferrite ferrofluid, 2009
  • J.G. Gutierrez, M. Giordano, Study of the bioheat equation using monte carlo simulations for local magnetic hyperthermia, 2009.
  • J.G. Gutierrez, J. Aponte, Development of a passive cooling panel for residential buildings, integrated into a novel “magnetic/pcm” ground coupled flat heat pipe, 2009.
  • Gutierrez, G., Cataño, J., Melendez, C. Perales-Perez, O. Tomar, M.S., and Calderon, E., Characterization of Mn-Zn magnetic fluid for cooling applications at ambient temperature, International Mechanical Engineering Congress and R&D Expo, Orlando, Florida, November 5-11, 2005
  • Gutierrez, G., Jia, .Y, and Jen, T.C., (2004) “Analysis of the Temperature Evolution at the Vapor-Liquid Interface During a Transient Operation of a Heat Pipe”, 13th International Heat Pipe Conference (13th IHPC), Shanghai, China, September 21-25, 2004.
  • Gutierrez, G., Cataño, J. and Jen, T.C., 2004, “Numerical investigation of a transient operation of a heat pipe with experimental validation”, International Mechanical Engineering Congress and R&D Expo Anaheim, California, November 15-21.
  • Gutierrez, G., and Cataño, J., 2004, “Transient analysis of a flat heat pipe working as a passive air conditioning system in residential buildings” 2004 ASME Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, July 11-15.
  • Gutierrez, G., and Medici, E., 2004, “Effect of a Magnetic Field In The Heat Transfer Rate on Free Convection in a Rectangular Cavity”, XIV Congress on Numerical Methods and their Applications, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, November 8-11.
  • Jen, T.C. Chen, Y. M., and Gutierrez G., 2003, “Thermal Performance of Heat Pipe Drill: Experimental Study”, ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 21-23.

Major Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • S. Urcia-Romero, O. Perales-Perez, and G. Gutierrez, “Effect of Dy-doping on the structural and magnetic properties of Co-Zn ferrite nanocrystals for magnetocaloric applications,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 107, May 2010.
  • M. A. Giordano, G. Gutierrez, and C. Rinaldi, “Fundamental solutions to the bioheat equation and their application to magnetic fluid hyperthermia,” International Journal of Hyperthermia, vol. 26, pp. 475-484, 2010.
  • E. Calderon-Ortiz, O. Perales-Perez, R. Voyles, G. Gutierrez, and M. S. Tomar, “MnxZn1-xFe2-yRyO4 (R = Gd, Eu) ferrite nanocrystals for magnetocaloric applications,” Microelectronics Journal, vol. 40, pp. 677-680, Apr-May 2009.
  • Jen, T.C., and Gutierrez, G., 2003, “Prediction of Transient Cutting Tool Temperatures,” International Journal of Transport Phenomena Vol. 5, pp. 19-30.
  • Jen, T.C., Gutierrez, G., and Eapen, S., 2003, “Non-linear Numerical Analysis in Transient Cutting Tool Temperatures,” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 125, pp. 48-56.
  • Jen, T.C., and Gutierrez, G., 2003, “Analytical study of heat conduction in a finite region due to a laser source, International Journal of Transport Phenomena Vol. 5, pp. pp. 203-216

Books Publications

  • Gutierrez, G. and Jen, T.C., 2005, “Numerical Analysis of the Vapor Flow in an Axially Rotating Heat Pipe in Drilling Process” International Journal of Transport Phenomena, Volume 7, Number 2.
  • Gutierrez, G., Cataño, J. Jen, T.C and Quan Liao, Transient Heat Transfer Analysis on A Heat Pipe with Experimental Validation, International Journal of Transport Phenomena, Volume 8, Number 2, 2006
  • Araya, G. and Gutierrez, Gustavo, Analytical Solution for a Transient Three Dimensional Temperature Distribution due to a Moving Laser Beam, Vol.(49), 2006, 4124-4131, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.


  • UW-Milwaukee Graduate School Fellowship in 2000-2001.
  • UW-Milwaukee Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship in 2001-2002.
  • Twice awarded the Science and Technology Scholarship of the National University of Cordoba, Argentina, 1994-1996.