faculty

Doug Fontes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering
805.565.6799

Office Location

Winter Hall 322 

Office Available

Thur. 3:10 - 4:00

Biography/Details

Dr. Fontes earned master and doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil. His main goal is to promote impactful teaching and research in multiphase and thermal flows. Dr. Fontes has published relevant studies about thermal performance improvement through nanofluids, gas-liquid interface problems, plume surface interactions, and droplet dispersion. As a teacher, he wants to inspire students to use their technical skills, gifts, and creativity to benefit others.

Publications

    Fontes, D., Mantovani, J. G., & Metzger, P. (2022). Numerical estimations of lunar regolith trajectories and damage potential due to rocket plumes. Acta Astronautica, 195(June 2021), 169–182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2022.02.016.

    Velasco LJ, Venturi DN, Fontes DH, de Souza FJ. Numerical simulation of drag reduction by microbubbles in a vertical channel. Eur J Mech - B/Fluids. 2022;92:215-225. doi:10.1016/j.euromechflu.2021.12.007.

    Reyes J, Fontes D, Bazzi A, Otero M, Ahmed K, Kinzel M. Effect of saliva fluid properties on pathogen transmissibility. Sci Rep. 2021;11(1):16051. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-95559-6.

    Hartig M, Stephens C, Foster A, Fontes D, Kinzel M, García-Godoy F. Stopping the COVID-19 pandemic in dental offices: A review of SARS-CoV-2 transmission and cross-infection prevention. Exp Biol Med. Published online August 3, 2021:153537022110341. doi:10.1177/15353702211034164.

    Jensen D, Jensen W, Estrada-Lopez J, Fontes D, Goodworth A.D. (2022) Assessing Distinctives of the New Westmont Engineering Program in Terms of Their Impact on Recruitment, Student Satisfaction and Employment Potential. American Society for Engineering Education (in Press).

    Fontes DH, Metzger PT. Rocket Plume Interacting with Mars Soil Particulates. In: AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; 2022:5-7. doi:10.2514/6.2022-0742.

    Fontes DH, Metzger PT. Evaluation of Different RANS Turbulence Models for Rocket Plume on Mars Environment. In: AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; 2022:1-13. doi:10.2514/6.2022-0741.

    Loubimov GE, Fontes DH, Kinzel MP. Three Dimensional CFD Analysis of the Sprayed Liquid Flap. In: AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; 2022:1-13. doi:10.2514/6.2022-1529