renewable energy, sustainable energy, solar energy, sustainable chemical synthesis, plasma science and engineering, computational fluid dynamics, computational modeling, advanced manufacturing
thermal plasmas, non-thermal plasmas, semiconductor manufacturing, finite element methods, hybrid fluid - particle methods, turbulence, large eddy simulation, variational multiscale methods, nonequilibrium phenomena
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.