Dr. José M. Fernández is a Research Scientist in the Group of Molecular Fluid Dynamics at the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia IEM-CSIC in Madrid, Spain. After receiving his PhD (1990) from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, he worked as a postdoc at the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa (1990-1991), and as assistant Professor at the Universidad Politécnica in Madrid (1991-1993), before joining IEM-CSIC.
He has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 19), mostly on quantitative Raman spectroscopy and its application to molecular mapping (temperature and density) of supersonic gas jets, energy exchange between molecules by inelastic collisions, and kinetics of molecular relaxation, clustering and crystallization. He is a member of RGD International Advisory Committee since 2014. His current research interests are fluid dynamics in terms of molecular interactions, and its diagnostics by laser spectroscopy techniques.
- Experimental techniques for non-equilibrium flows
- Supersonic gas dynamics, including shock waves
- Relaxation processes
- Molecular interactions
- Jets and plumes