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Carlos Romero-Talamas

Assoc Prof

Mechanical Engineering

Engineering 212

Education

Ph D California Institute of Technology 2005

MS California Institute of Technology 2000

MS International Space University 1998

BS Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey 1995

About

Carlos A. Romero-Talamás received his B.S. in Engineering Physics from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, México in 1995; a Master of Space Studies from the International Space University, France in 1998; a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA in 2005. He worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory until 2008. He then joined the University of Maryland's Institute for Research in Applied Physics as a Research Scientist. In 2013 Dr. Romero-Talamás joined UMBC as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, where he is now Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director.

Research Interests

Dusty plasmas, plasma-materials interactions, magnetic topology changes through magnetic reconnection, magnetic self-organization, and their application to laboratory and astrophysical plasmas, including the burning plasma regime.

Teaching Interests

Plasma Physics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Experimental Methods in Science and Engineering

Selected Classes

  • Fall 2014 ENME 489 – Spec Topics In Mech Engr: Fundamentals and Applications of Plasma Physics

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Principal). “Maryland Elite Researchers In-Training (MERIT) Program,” Grant (Funded). Sponsored By: NASA. (Sep 1, 2013 – Aug 31, 2015).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Co-Principal). “Creating new paths of success for STEM scholars in Mechanical Engineering,” Grant (Funded). Sponsored By: NSF. (Mar 1, 2014 – Feb 28, 2018).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Principal). “Summer Faculty Fellowship,” Fellowship (Funded). (May 27, 2014 – Aug 15, 2014).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Principal). “A Novel High-Field Resistive Magnet for Dusty Plasma Experiments,” Grant (Funded). Sponsored By: Special Research Assistantship/Initiative Support. (Jul 1, 2014 – Jun 30, 2015).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Principal). “Additive Manufacture of Plasma Diagnostics,” SubContract (Funded). Sponsored By: Woodruff Scientific Inc.. (Aug 1, 2014 – Mar 31, 2015).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Principal). “Simulations of spheromak formation and sustainment from multi-pulse helicity injection,” Grant (Funded). Sponsored By: DARPA. (Oct 1, 2014 – Sep 30, 2017).

Intellectual Contributions

Zhu, Liang, Eggleton, Charles D., Romero-Talamas, Carlos, Arola, Dwayne D., Spence, Anne M. (2018). Improvement of Student Retention and Graduation via Integration of Research into Education.. Paper number 74 Atlanta, GA: 2018 Transforming STEM Higher Education, Atlanta, November 8-10, 2018, ..

Romero-Talamas, Carlos, Rivera, William F. (2017). . Department of Energy.

Zhu, Liang, Arola, Dwayne D., Spence, Anne M., Eggleton, Charles D., Romero-Talamas, Carlos. (2016). Recruiting and Supporting Transfer students to Mechanical Engineering Program at UMBC.. Zhu, L., Arola, D., Spence, A., Romero-Talamas, C., and Eggleton, C.. Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, & Biotransport Conference, National Harbor, MD, 2016. Paper number SB3C-2016-23..

Rivera, William F., Romero-Talamas, Carlos. (2016). Vacuum Compatibility of 3-D-Printed Parts. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science.

Romero-Talamas, Carlos, Bates, Evan M., Birmingham, William J., Rivera, William F. (2016). . 4. 44 535 - 539 IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science.

Bates, Evan M., Birmingham, William J., Romero-Talamas, Carlos. (2015). . 4. 44 540 - 544 IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science.

Birmingham, William J., Bates, Evan M., Romero-Talamas, Carlos. (2015). . 2. 8 021008 Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications.

Romero-Talamas, Carlos, O'Bryan, John B., Woodruff, Simon. (2015). . 4 Department of Energy Fusion Energy Sciences.

Romero-Talamas, Carlos, Wang, Zhehui, Delzzano, Gian Luca., Thomas, Jr., Edward. (2015). . 4 Department of Energy Fusion Energy Sciences.

Presentations

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author & Presenter), Bates, Evan M. (Author), Birmingham, Willima J. (Author), Rivera, William F. (Author), Smith, Robert Pierce. (Author), Lacarra, Manuel (Author). 59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Magnetized Dusty Plasmas," American Physical Society. Milwaukee, WI. (Oct 23, 2017).

O'Bryan, John (Author & Presenter), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), Woodruff, Simon (Author), Stuber, James (Author), Bowman, C (Author), Sieck, Paul (Author). 59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Numerical investigation of design and operation parameters on CHI spheromak performance," American Physical Society. Milwaukee, WI. (Oct 23, 2017).

Woodruff, Simon (Author & Presenter), Bowman, C. (Author), Melnik, Paul (Author), Miller, Ron (Author), O'Bryan, John B., Olson, Kara (Author), Sieck, Paul (Author), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), Stuber, James (Author). IAEA CRP on Compact Steady State Fusion Neutron Sources. Oral Presentation. "Physics and Engineering Design Point for a 1MW Fusion Neutron Source," International Atomic Energy Agency. Vienna, Austria. (Nov 22, 2016).

Quinley, Morgan (Author & Presenter), Chun, Katherine (Author), Sieck, Paul E. (Author), Melnik, Paul A. (Author), Smith, Trevor (Author), Stuber, James (Author), Woodruff, Simon (Author), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), Rivera, William F. (Author), Card, Alexander (Author). 58th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Additive Manufacture (3D Printing) of Plasma Diagnostic Components and Assemblies for Fusion Experiments," American Physical Society. San Jose, CA. (Nov 2, 2016).

Bates, Evan M. (Author & Presenter), Birmingham, William J. (Author), Rivera, William F. (Author), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author). 58th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "BETA (Bitter Electromagnet Testing Apparatus) Design and Testing," American Physical Society. San Jose, CA. (Nov 2, 2016).

Sieck, Paul E. (Author), Melnik, Paul A. (Author), Woodruff, Simon (Author), Stuber, James (Author), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), O'Bryan, John B. (Author), Miller, Ron (Author). 58th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Engineering design point for a 1MW fusion neutron source," American Physical Society. San Jose, CA. (Nov 2, 2016).

Woodruff, Simon (Author), Melnik, Paul A. (Author), Sieck, Paul E. (Author), Stuber, James (Author), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), O'Bryan, John B. (Author), Miller, Ron (Author). 58th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Physics design point for a 1MW fusion neutron source," American Physical Society. San Jose, CA. (Nov 2, 2016).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), Lemma, Tewodros (Author), Bates, Evan M. (Author), Birmingham, William J. (Author), Rivera, William F (Author & Presenter). 58th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Single-Camera Stereoscopy Setup to Visualize 3D Dusty Plasma Flows," American Physical Society. San Jose, CA. (Nov 2, 2016).

Rivera, William F. (Author & Presenter), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), Bates, Evan M. (Author), Birmingham, William J. (Author), Quinley, Morgan (Author), Woodruff, Simon (Author), Stuber, James E. (Author), Sieck, Paul E. (Author), Melnik, Paul A (Author). 58th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Vacuum Compatibility of Laser-Sintered Metals," American Physical Society. San Jose, CA. (Oct 31, 2016).

O'Bryan, John B. (Author & Presenter), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), Woodruff, Simon (Author), Stuber, James (Author), Bowman, C. (Author), Sieck, Paul E (Author). US-Japan Compact Torus Workshop. Oral Presentation. "Numerical investigation of design and operational parameters on CHI spheromak performance," Department of Energy. Irvine, CA. (Aug 22, 2016).

Woodruff, Simon (Author & Presenter), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), O'Bryan, John B. (Author), Stuber, James (Author), Bowman, C. M. (Author). Technology of Fusion Energy. Oral Presentation. "Adiabatic Compression of a Compact Toroidal Plasma," American Nuclear Society. Philadelphia, PA. (Aug 21, 2016).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author & Presenter). U.S. Science and Engineering Festival. Demonstration. "How do we know what stars are made of?," U.S. Science and Engineering Festival Committee. Washington, DC. (Apr 16, 2016).

O'Bryan, John B. (Author & Presenter), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), Woodruff, Simon (Author), Stuber, James (Author), Bowman, C. (Author). Sherwood International Fusion Theory Conference. Poster. "Numerical Investigation of Spheromak Formation Efficiency," Department of Energy. Madison, WI. (Apr 4, 2016).

Sieck, Paul (Author & Presenter), Woodruff, Simo (Author), Steuber, James (Author), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), Rivera, William F. (Author), You, Setthivoine (Author), Card, Alexander (Author). 57th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Additive manufacture (3d printing) of plasma diagnostic components and assemblies for fusion experiments," American Physical Society. Savannah, GA. (Nov 20, 2015).

Bates, Evan M. (Author & Presenter), Birmingham, William J. (Author), Rivera, William F. (Author), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author). 57th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Prototype of 10 Tesla Water Cooled Bitter-type Magnet System," American Physical Society. Savannah, GA. (Nov 19, 2015).

Birmingham, Willam (Author & Presenter), Bates, Evan (Author), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), Rivera, William (Author). 57th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Thermal Design of a Bitter-Type Electromagnet for Dusty Plasma Experiments: Prototype Design and Construction," American Physical Society. Savannah, GA. (Nov 19, 2015).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author & Presenter), Bates, Evan (Author), Birmingham, Willam (Author), Rivera, William (Author), Takeno, Jillian (Author), Knopp, Sarah (Author). 57th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Viscosity and Shear Flows in Magnetized Dusty Plasmas," American Physical Society. Savannah, GA. (Nov 19, 2015).

Stuber, James (Author & Presenter), Woodruff, Simo (Author), O'Bryan, John B. (Author), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author). 57th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "3D MHD Simulations of Spheromak Compression," American Physical Society. Savannah, GA. (Nov 16, 2015).

Woodruff, Simo (Author & Presenter), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), O'Bryan, John B. (Author), Steuber, James (Author). 57th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Design Point for a Spheromak Compression Experiment," American Physical Society. Savannah, GA. (Nov 16, 2015).

O'Bryan, John B. (Author & Presenter), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), Woodruff, Simo (Author). 57th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Numerical investigation and optimization of multi-pulse CHI spheromak performance," American Physical Society. Savannah, GA. (Nov 16, 2015).

Lemon, Danielle (Author & Presenter), Woodruff, Simo (Author), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), O'Bryan, John B (Author). 57th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Development of Synthetic Diagnostics for use in Validation," American Physical Society. Savannah, GA. (Nov 16, 2015).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author & Presenter), O'Bryan, John B. (Author), Woodruff, Simon (Author). Young Faculty Award Kickoff Meeting and Review. Poster. "Simulations of Spheromak Formation and Sustainment from Multi-pulse Helicity Injection," DARPA. Arlington, VA. (Oct 27, 2015).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author & Presenter), Wang, Zhehui (Author), Delzanno, Gian Luca. (Author), Thomas, Jr., Edward (Author), Kaita, Robert (Author), Jaworski, Michael (Author). Virtual Town Hall on Plasma Self-Organization. Oral Presentation. "Plasmas, particulates, and plasmafacing surfaces at high magnetic fields," Department of Energy. Bethesda, MD (Teleconference). (Aug 12, 2015).

O'Bryan, John B. (Author & Presenter), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), Woodruff, Simon (Author). Frontiers of Plasma Science Town Hall Meeting. Poster. "Challenges for Spheromak Confinement at Fusion Relevant Temperatures," Department of Energy. Bethesda, MD. (Jul 1, 2015).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author & Presenter), Wang, Zhehui (Author), Delzanno, Gian Luca. (Author), Thomas, Jr., Edward (Author), Kaita, Robert (Author), Jaworski, Michael A (Author). Frontiers of Plasma Science Town Hall Meeting. Poster. "Plasma, particulates, and plasma-facing surfaces at high magnetic fields," Department of Energy. Bethesda, MD. (Jun 30, 2015).

Bates, Evan M. (Author & Presenter), Birmingham, William J. (Author), Rivera, William F. (Author), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author). 14th Workshop on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas. Poster. "Development of a Bitter-type Magnet System," NSF, DOE, Auburn University. Auburn, AL. (May 28, 2015).

Rivera, William (Author & Presenter), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), Bates, Evan (Author), Birmingham, Willam (Author). 56th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Mass Spectrometry of 3D-printed Materials in Vacuum," American Physical Society. New Orleans, LA. (Oct 27, 2014).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author & Presenter), Bates, Evan (Author), Rivera, William (Author), Birmingham, Willam (Author). 56th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Dust Transport in Low Voltage Glow Discharges," American Physical Society. New Orleans, LA. (Oct 27, 2014).

Birmingham, Willam (Author & Presenter), Bates, Evan (Author), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), Rivera, William (Author). 56th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Cooling System Design for a Split High Field Bitter-type Electromagnet," American Physical Society. New Orleans, LA. (Oct 27, 2014).

Bates, Evan (Author & Presenter), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), Birmingham, Willam (Author), Rivera, William (Author). 56th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "Development of a Split Bitter-type Magnet System for Dusty Plasma Experiments," American Physical Society. New Orleans, LA. (Oct 27, 2014).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos. IREAP Plasma Seminar. Seminar. "Plasma Diagnostics in the Era of Additive Manufacturing," University of Maryland, College Park. College Park, MD. (Oct 10, 2014).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos. Young Faculty Award Kickoff Meeting. Poster. "Simulations of Spheromak Formation and Sustainment from Multi-pulse Helicity Injection," DARPA. Arlington, VA. (Oct 3, 2014).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos. 5th One Day Meeting on Lab/Astro Plasma Diagnostics. Oral Presentation. "Plasma Diagnostics in the Era of Additive Manufacturing," Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, MA. (May 5, 2014).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author & Presenter), Bates, Evan (Author), LaRocque, Payton (Author), Alvarez, Jacob (Author), Sardin, Juliette (Author). 55th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics. Poster. "A Novel Experimental Setup to Investigate Magnetized Dusty Plasmas," American Physical Society. Denver, CO. (Nov 14, 2013).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author & Presenter). UMBC Physics Department Seminar. Seminar. "Exploring Fundamental Properties of Materials with Dusty Plasmas," UMBC Physics Department. UMBC. (Oct 9, 2013).

Islam, Mohammad (Author & Presenter), Choa, David (Author), Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author), Choa, Fow-Sen (Author). The 30th Mid-Atlantic Plant Molecular Biology Society Meeting. Oral Presentation. "Cell Electricity From Dissected Plants and Its Responses to Radiation and Cascading," Mid-Atlantic Plant Molecular Biology Society. Laurel, MD. (Aug 15, 2013).

Romero-Talamas, Carlos (Author & Presenter). Office of Naval Research Research Review. Oral Presentation. "Remote detection of concealed radioactive materials using laser breakdown of air," University of Maryland College Park. College Park, MD. (Jun 6, 2013).