Dr. Alejandro Bilbao
Department
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
Primary Campus
Jamestown Campus
Location
SCCE
Assistant Professor, Engineering Science

Before coming to JCC, I worked as a Research Assistant and performed work aimed at developing mathematical frameworks used to model the biomechanics of motion of swimming organisms. This work focused on developing fluid mechanics and undulatory kinesiology computer simulation codes to characterize and assess the swimming performance of the micro-swimmers. Given recent interest in biologically inspired engineering, my and similar work may inspire the future development of artificialswimmers for use in targeted drug delivery systems, for instance.

Having worked in research projects involving combustion, fluid mechanics, and biomechanical modeling, my academic background is fairly broad. I am continuously drawn to learning about emerging subjects in the sciences and have found that having a diversified body of knowledge has aided me in giving a broader context to the courses I teach. With this, my goal is to not only provide students with the tools they need to thrive professionally, but also give them the ability to see the bigger picture.

Education
Degree Field of Study Institution
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering Texas Tech University
M.S. Mechanical Engineering Texas Tech University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering Texas Tech University
Academic Interests
  • Biomechanical modeling
  • Low and high Reynolds number fluid dynamics
  • High Performance Computing
  • Numerical Methods
Publications
  • A. Bilbao, et al. “Nematode Locomotion in Unconfined and Confined Fluids”, Physics of Fluids, 2013.