Fuels & Combustion

The Fuels & Combustion group has published research in areas of chemical kinetic modeling of hydrogen and syngas mixtures oxidation, gas phase combustion kinetic phenomena, aerodynamics and temperature field experiments, linear time reduction of large kinetic mechanisms, modeling real-fuel combustion chemistry, improving stability of mesostructured zeolites, absorptive desulfurization for transport and fuel cell applications, modeling for high-pressure engine conditions, radiative heat transfer in nonpremixed laminar flames, measuring nascent soot in flames, hydrocarbon turbulent flame acceleration, mode analysis of highly turbulent premixed flames.

Francesco Carbone

Research Areas:

  • Multiphase reactive flows for energy applications & encompasses reaction kinetics
  • Transport phenomena
  • Aerosol dynamics
  • Nanoparticles synthesis

Tianfeng Lu

Research Areas:

  • Combustion, Chemical Kinetics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Mechanism reduction & computational flame diagnostics

Alexei Poludnenko

Research Areas:

  • Aerospace propulsion systems
  • Chemical and thermonuclear combustion
  • Turbulence in reacting and non-reacting flows
  • Computational fluid dynamics & high-performance computing
  • Space weather, plasma physics and magnetohydrodynamics

Chin-Jen (Jackie) Sung

Research Areas:

  • Combustion
  • Propulsion
  • Laser Diagnostics
  • Fuel Chemistry

Ioulia (Julia) Valla

Research Areas:

  • Zeolites
  • Energy and Fuels
  • Bio-energy and Bio-fuels
  • Sulfur removal from hydrocarbon streams

Xinyu Zhao

Research Areas:

  • Computational fluid dynamics with a focus on high-fidelity simulations of reactive flows
  • Radiative heat transfer
  • Fire research
  • High performance computing
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Interplay between computation and experiments
 

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