Degrees / Education
- PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1984
- MS, Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1979
- BS, Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1976
Combustion Chemistry as it pertains to efficiency and emissions Modeling of Complex Phenomena
Areas of Study
My research activities at Drexel University have been in the area of combustion chemistry. I have been involved in investigating problems of fundamental chemical kinetics, engine combustion problems such as knock and cold start, hazardous waste incineration, municipal waste incineration, and novel combustion systems for incineration applications. I have participated in the development of two engine research facilities, a flow reactor facility to study reactions at elevated pressures, a flat flame reactor facility to study hydrocarbon oxidation in flame environments, and in-situ diagnostics for measurement of species concentration using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry and non-linear laser spectroscopy. From our spectroscopic work, we have submitted a patent on Cavity Enhanced Magneto-optic Rotation as a sensitive and selectable tool for measuring paramagnetic species in the gas phase.