Andres A. Aguirre-Pablo

Ph.D. Students



​Andres became a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering in 2014 at KAUST. He is part of the High Speed Fluids Imaging Lab of Professor Siggi Thoroddsen. Before joining the PhD program, he worked for Saudi Aramco Base Oil Company as a Mechanical Engineer in the Maintenance Department. He obtained his Master’s degree from KAUST in 2012 and Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico, 2010. His research is focused on developing alternative fluid visualization techniques.

Research Interest

​Flow visualization techniques, additive manufacturing, microfluidics

Selected Publications

  • Tomographic particle image velocimetry using smartphones and colored shadows
    Aguirre-Pablo, A. A., Alarfaj, M. K.,Li, E. Q.,Hernandez-Sanchez, J. F. & Thoroddsen, S. T.
    Scientific Reports, 7: 3714 (2017)
  • Droplet generation in cross-flow for cost-effective 3D-printed “plug-and-play” microfluidic devices
    Zhang, J. M., Aguirre-Pablo, A. A.,  Li, E. Q., Buttner, U. & Thoroddsen, S. T.
    RSC Advances 6: 81120-81129 (2016) .
  • Rainbow particle imaging velocimetry for dense 3D fluid velocity imaging    Xiong, J., Idoughi, R., Aguirre-Pablo, A. A., Aljedaani, A. B., Dun, X.,Fu, Q., Thoroddsen, S. T. & Heidrich, W.    ACM  Trans.  Graph., 4: Article 36 (2017)