Juan Pablo Trelles

Juan Pablo Trelles, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Center for Wind Energy, LoCSST

Assistant Professor
Perry Hall 214B


Renewable energy engineering, plasma science & engineering, semiconductor manufacturing, computational transport phenomena

Research Interest

Device and process design for renewable energy generation and advanced manufacturing, sustainable energy systems, numerical methods for multi-scale and non-equilibrium dynamics.

Educational Background

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
M.S. Energy Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Perú


Dr. Trelles joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2012. At UMass Lowell, he conducts computational and experimental research focused on the development of devices and processes for renewable energy generation and advanced manufacturing. Before joining the faculty at UMass Lowell, Dr. Trelles was a senior software engineer in the Department of Process Technology Modeling at Intel Corporation. His doctoral and post-doctoral research, conducted at the High Temperature and Plasma Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, involved the fundamental and applied study of flow instabilities and non-equilibrium processes in thermal plasma devices. Dr. Trelles’ previous research experience includes the design of Solar Energy devices and systems for remote rural areas and for electricity generation from biogas.