Castillo, Luciano

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Innovation Title Categories Lead Inventor
Hydrophobic Surface Coating for Virus Inactivation
  1. Materials and Manufacturing
  2. Mechanical Engineering
Castillo, Luciano
N95 Filter/Mask Combination for Mitigation of Respiratory Disease Transmission
  1. Medical/Health
Castillo, Luciano


Dr. Luciano Castillo is the Kenninger Professor of Renewable Energy and Power Systems in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Castillo earned a Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo. His areas of research interest include turbulence, renewable energy, and bioengineering. Some of Dr. Castillo's awards include: Fellow ASME, the NASA Faculty Fellowship, the Martin Luther King Faculty Award, 2016 McDonald Mentoring Award from ASME, and was nominated for a Presidential Award given by the President of the USA. Currently, he serves as Associate Editor of Wind Engineering & Science and serves in various scientific committees on renewable energy in Europe. He is passionate about inclusiveness and mentoring students and young faculty and founded and organized two summer research institutes on renewable energy & medicine, which included students, faculty and K-12 teachers.

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