Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2023
  • B.Ch.E., Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, 2018
Licenses & Certifications
  • 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response Certification (HAZWOPER)
Additional Education & Training
  • Management for Scientists and Engineers, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Dr. Machado specializes in applied mechanics to investigate failure analyses both in the post-mortem and product development perspectives. His expertise lies in experimental and computational heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics of and around interfaces.

Dr. Machado received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University. His research focused on interfacial design, from microscale to mesoscale, as it relates to phase-change heat transfer, optimizing substrates to possess unique freezing, condensing, and boiling characteristics. Further, he worked with the Innovation and New Ventures Office to establish and apply for numerous patents, and with the Kellogg School of Management to better understand the commercial viability of various technologies.

Prior to joining Northwestern, Dr. Machado received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University, where he worked on a range of different subject matters, including the synthesis of metal organic frameworks for carbon sequestration and the formulation of small molecule compounds in the biotechnology sector.