Dr. Carlos E. Romero, Research Full Professor, is the Director of the Energy Research Center.

He joined the ERC in 1995 as a Research Scientist after earlier positions in academic and government research. His most recent position was Associate Director of the ERC and Principal Research Scientist.

Dr. Romero has over twenty-five years of experience in power generation research. His background is in the thermal sciences and combustion, with emphasis on chemical kinetics modeling. He is actively working in the areas of power plant performance improvements and emissions control, advanced instrumentation and control, and application of artificial intelligence techniques to the power industry. Dr. Romero has participated as a principal investigator in research projects for electric utilities in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and China.

Dr. Romero has written more than 250 journal publications, conference papers and technical reports.

Carlos Romero
Carlos E. Romero
Research Full Professor and Director, Energy Research Center
(610) 758-4092
Energy Research Center
Mountaintop Campus
117 ATLSS Drive
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA 18015


Ph.D., Philosophy, West Virginia University

Areas of Research

Energy, Power Generation, Thermal Energy Storage, Thermal Science, Combustion. Chemical Kinetics Modeling