L.J. (Leonardo) Castellanos Gonzales

L.J. (Leonardo) Castellanos Gonzales

Research profile


·       Non-linear optical spectroscopy techniques for  temperature measurements in reacting flows.

·       Renewable fuels for aero propulsion

·       Laser diagnostics techniques for flow field characterization


M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2018.

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, University of America, Colombia, 2014.


Leonardo is a mechanical engineer who graduated in 2014 from the University of America in Bogota, Colombia. Shortly after his graduation, He moved to Brazil, and in 2018 was awarded a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Engineering Research (COPPE) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

During his master’s studies, he performed numerical and experimental studies for the investigation of turbulent boundary layer separation of non-Newtonian fluids. In this sense, his area of expertise focused on the use of laser diagnostics techniques such as particle image velocimetry (PIV) and laser Doppler anemometry (LDA) for flow field characterization. 

In 2019, after finishing his master’s studies,  Leonardo started his Ph.D. research at the Propulsion & Power group on the development of a novel ultrafast non-linear optical measurement technique, in particluar coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering used for the ivenstigation of flame propagation phenomena in hydrogen enrriched hydrocarbon flames.

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