Dr Alvaro Diez joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at Izmir Institute of
Technology (IYTE) in July 2012 as Assistant Professor. Prior to joining IYTE, he spent 3
years as a Research Associate in the Department of Engineering at the School of Engineering and Material Science at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL). He received a PhD in
Engineering from Brunel University, London, in 2009, where he studied diesel combustion.
His main topic was combustion and spray visualization, looking into the effect of different
injection strategies on engine performance, fuel consumption and emissions, using diesel and
biodiesel fuels. During his stay at QMUL he expanded his research interest in the combustion
processes of fuels and surrogate fuels for the modelling of improvement combustion control
and prediction of emissions.