Juan Abelló

Juan Abelló

Instructor

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Cornell), P.Eng., Member of CEEA, AHS and TBP.

phone:  604-822-2937
fax:  604-822-2406
email:  abello@mech.ubc.ca
office:  KAIS 1132

Research Interests

  • Rotorcraft aerodynamics
  • Rotorcraft aeroacoustics
  • Blade-vortex interaction (BVI) noise reduction

Teaching Activities

  • APSC 172 – Engineering Analysis I
  • APSC 173 – Engineering Analysis II
  • APSC 366 – The Art of the Possible
  • MECH 220S – Engineering Software
  • MECH 222T – Thermodynamics
  • VANT 150 – Sustainability and Engineering Design

Teaching Interests

  • Student mental wellbeing
  • Engineering education and additional language acquisition
  • Educational technologies
  • First-year engineering education
  • Open education resources
  • Active learning

Selected Publications

  • Abelló, J.C., “Teaching engineering software using self-paced modules,” proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) annual conference, Ottawa, 8-12 June 2019.
  • Abelló, J.C., Avalos-Rivera, A., Potvin,G., Motavas, S., Prodanovic, V., Zappa-Hollman, S. “Motivation behind international undergraduate students choosing engineering,” proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) annual conference, Ottawa, 8-12 June 2019.
  • d’Entremont, A., Abelló, J.C., Jung, D. and Micallef, J., “Student mental wellbeing interventions with a second-year engineering cohort,” proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) annual conference, Ottawa, 8-12 June 2019.
  • Co, G., d’Entremont, A., Abelló, J.C., Harandi, N. and Verret, J., “Student submission patterns in online homework and relationships to learning outcomes: a pilot study,” proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) annual conference, Ottawa, 8-12 June 2019.
  • d’Entremont, A. and Abelló, J.C., ” Creating problem taxonomies for WeBWorK in mechanical engineering,” proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education ASEE Conference. Salt Lake City. 24-27 June 2018.
  • Abelló, J.C., Avalos-Rivera, A., Motavas, S., Prodanovic, V., Zappa-Hollman, S. “Use of a roleplaying exercise to illustrate design stakeholder roles in a first-year design course,” proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association CEEA Conference, Vancouver, 3 – 6 June 2018.
  • d’Entremont, A. and Abelló, J.C., “Being a C-student is the new normal: a literature review on grades, self-worth, and mental wellbeing,” proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association CEEA Conference, Vancouver, 3 – 6 June 2018.
  • Abelló, J.C. and Labossière, P.L. “Introduction of an active learning component through research reports in a laboratory course,” proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association CEEA Conference, Toronto, 4 – 7 June 2017.
  • Abelló, J.C. and Ruth, D.W. “Comparison of student performance when solving a thermodynamic cycle after implementing an alternative teaching method,” proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association CEEA Conference, Toronto, 4 – 7 June 2017.
  • Abelló, J.C. and George, A.R. “Wake Displacement Modifications to Reduce Rotorcraft Blade-Vortex Interaction Noise,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 41, No. 2, April 2004, p. 290 – 303.
  • Abelló, J.C. and George, A.R. “Wake Displacement Study of Attitude and Flight Parameter Modifications to Reduce Rotorcraft Blade-Vortex Interaction (BVI) Noise,” proceedings of the 9th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AIAA / Confederation of European Aerospace Societies CEAS Aeroacoustics Specialists Meeting, Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States, May 2003.
  • Abelló, J.C. and George, A.R. “Rotorcraft BVI Noise Reduction by Attitude Modification,” proceedings of the 5th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics AIAA / Confederation of European Aerospace Societies CEAS Aeroacoustics Specialists Meeting, Bellevue, Washington, United States, May 1999.