Luis Ortiz

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Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

Research:

On the Mean and Extreme Climate Trends of the Northeast as driven by Decadal Signals (summer 2012); The project explains the identifying trends of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) for past, present (1950-present) and future (2010-2100) climate conditions for the Northeast, and how these relate to general climate trends, such as precipitation, Sea Surface Temperatures, and maximum/minimum temperatures.

Bio : Luis was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez. His early interests included robotics and capacitive sensors. While pursuing his Master’s degree, his research focused on wireless sensor network development, geared towards monitoring manufacturing equipment. Luis also had the opportunity to teach Manufacturing Processes Laboratory. From his interests from a young age in the environment and earth sciences, he decided to switch gears for his Ph.D. research and now works in climate modeling, specifically in a dynamical downscaling project for the Northeast U.S. region.