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Clean, Efficient Fuel Combustion

Emily A. Carter

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment

Founding Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (2010-2016)

Location: C230 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-5391
Email Address: eac@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Design of new materials for solar energy conversion to electricity and fuels; lightweight metal alloy design for fuel-efficient vehicles; clean, efficient combustion of biofuels; solid oxide fuel cell cathode design for efficient electricity production; robust materials for fusion reactor walls

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Frederick Dryer

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus

Location: D329D Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5206
Email Address: fldryer@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Petroleum and non-petroleum derived transportation fuels and fuel blends, their production, chemical kinetics, energy security, and net carbon cycle emission impacts; ignition, combustion, and air pollutant emissions generation/abatement; syngas/high-hydrogen content fuels for advanced gas turbine power generation; fire safety related issues on earth and in micro gravity environments

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Yiguang Ju

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Director, Program in Sustainable Energy

Location: D330 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5644
Email Address: yju@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Sustainable energy, propulsion, and functional nano-materials; high-hydrogen syngas for turbines; efficient kinetic models of biofuel combustion for ground transportation; efficient ignition systems for high-speed propulsion with non-equilibrium plasma discharge; validated surrogate fuel model for jet fuels; functional nanomaterials for solar cells and batteries

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Chung Law

Robert H. Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: D323C Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5271
Email Address: cklaw@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Fundamentals of combustion, with applications in propulsion, energy and environmental issues; combustion of fuel droplets and sprays; incineration of hazardous wastes; chemistry of flame-generated pollutants; formulation of high-performance propulsion fuels

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Richard Miles

Robert Porter Patterson Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus

Location: D412 Engineering Quad D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5131
Email Address: miles@princeton.edu

Research Description:

High-sensitivity detection of pollutants and environmental contaminants (CO, NO2, etc); combustion control by lasers and microwaves

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Michael Mueller

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: D332 Engineering Quad, D-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-5191
Email Address: muellerm@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Predictive numerical simulations of turbulent combustion; pollutant emissions in turbulent reacting flows; uncertainty quantification for turbulent reacting flows; numerical methods and parallel algorithms for turbulent reacting flows; applications to gas turbines and reciprocating engines

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Herschel Rabitz

Charles Phelps Smyth Professor of Chemistry

Location: 253 Frick Chemistry Laboratory
Phone Number: 609-258-3917
Email Address: hrabitz@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Accelerated discovery of new materials and radiation-matter interactions expressed in an optimal control context.  Theoretical and experimental analysis of control landscape topology to guide the latter control-based perspectives in the energy sciences

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Gerard Wysocki

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Location: B324 Engineering Quad B-Wing
Phone Number: 609-258-8187
Email Address: gwysocki@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Laser spectroscopic sensing for energy and environmental applications; environmental trace-gas sensor networks; active and passive remote atmospheric sensing

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