Research Group Staff
Researcher - now a Collaborator at NIST
My research interests are focused on the mitigation of the impact of anthropogenic carbon sources on our environment. This is accomplished through the study of the combustion and atmospheric decomposition mechanisms of traditional and alternative
fuel sources. My work utilizes high level DFT and ab initio computational methods to determine the kinetic and thermodynamic properties of key reactions in the overall mechanisms. The resulting parameters can be used to model combustion
and atmospheric systems. These models are crucial in the development of novel engine systems, such as the HCCI, and in the assessment of alternative fuels for use in our energy economy. By understanding the fundamental chemistry of traditional
and alternative fuels, efforts can be made to improve the efficiency of their use, and to direct public policy toward to the most promising fuel candidates that will have a minimal impact on the environment.
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