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Clean, Efficient Fuel Combustion

Emily A. Carter

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics

Senior Strategic Advisor for Sustainability Science at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

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

Location: D430 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-5391
Email Address: eac@princeton.edu

Research Description:

The development of efficient and accurate quantum mechanics simulation techniques, including embedded correlated wavefunction and orbital-free density functional theories. Applications are focused on enabling discovery and design of materials for producing chemicals, materials, and fuels from renewable energy, with a specific emphasis on carbon dioxide utilization.

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Frederick Dryer

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emeritus

Engineering Foundation Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina

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Phone Number: 609-306-1028
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

Robert Porter Patterson Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Director, Program in Sustainable Energy

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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

Research Description:

Sustainable energy, low carbon fuels, propulsion, and functional nano-materials for energy, plasma assisted combustion and fuel reforming and CO2 utilization; supercritical CO2 cycle; nano-materials synthesis for high energy and low fire propensity lithium-ion batteries and energy storage

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Chung Law

Robert H. Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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

TEES Distinguished Research Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University

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Phone Number: 979-458-2534
Email Address: miles@princeton.edu

Research Description:

High-sensitivity detection of pollutants and environmental contaminants (CO, NO, etc); combustion and aerodynamic control by lasers and microwaves, and plasma based energy conversion.

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Michael Mueller

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Director, Graduate Certificate in Computational Science and Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

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

Research Description:

Predictive computational simulation and modeling of multi-physics turbulent flows. Integration of computational science, data science, and uncertainty quantification. High-performance algorithms for large-scale heterogeneous parallel computing. Application areas of interest include combustion energy conversion for electricity generation and transportation (including pollutant emissions and the environmental impacts of combustion), offshore wind energy, and fusion energy.

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Herschel Rabitz

Charles Phelps Smyth '16 *17 Professor of Chemistry

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: Frick Laboratory, 253
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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Michele L. Sarazen

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Andlinger Center Associated Faculty

Location: A319 Engineering Quad
Phone Number: 609-258-8331
Email Address: msarazen@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Mechanistic investigations of heterogeneous catalysis, carbon capture, and environmental separations via combined synthetic, kinetic, and theoretical techniques; improving efficiencies for conversions of conventional feedstocks to fuels and chemicals and developing renewable alternatives to fuels and chemicals

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Nan Yao

Professor of the Practice in the Princeton Institute for Science and Technology of Materials

Director, Imaging and Analysis Center

Senior Research Scholar at the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials

Location: 33 Andlinger Center
Phone Number: 609-258-6394
Email Address: nyao@princeton.edu

Research Description:

Utilizing advanced imaging, diffraction, spectroscopy and in-situ techniques, in tandem with theoretical simulations, to study fundamentals of the structure-composition-processing-property-performance relations in complex materials such as nanostructured materials, biomaterials, organic/inorganic interfaces, block copolymers, catalysts, quasicrystals and functional nanomaterials.

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