Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Thermal and Transport Sciences
Research in this area encompasses energy generation and harvesting, environmental impacts, and heat transfer. The topic of combustion addresses the chemical mechanisms governing combustion in diverse settings. Fuel-cell research encompasses the development of fuel-cell technology, hybrid engines and thermionic devices. Activities cover the thermodynamics of energy systems, the controls associated with advanced energy systems and systems analyses. Thermal solutions for emerging areas of nanotechnology are being developed where heat conduction is critical to performance. Areas of specific interest include:
- Combustion and Emissions
- Fuel Cell Technologies
- Advanced Energy Systems
- Renewable Energy
- Heat Transfer
- Atomization and Sprays
- Reaction Kinetics
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Mathematical modeling of urban and global air pollution, dynamics of atmospheric aerosols, secondary organic aerosols, impact of energy generation on air quality, chemical reactions at gas-liquid interfaces.
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Environmental Health Sciences
Research Interests: Combustion, optical particle sizing, particle aerodynamics, laser diagnostics and spectroscopy.
Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research Interests: Combustion theory, multiphase flows, turbulent reacting flows, computational methods. Rocket and jet propulsion, gas turbine and internal combustion engines.