Green fuels, advanced propulsion, and electrified manufacturing

Research Areas and Interests

I)   Combustion, Green Fuels, Electrified Low Carbon Chemical Manufacturing

  • Development of low carbon green fuels and chemicals: H2, NH3, and CO2 to E-fuels
  • Plasma assisted combustion and low carbon chemical manufacturing
  • Supercritical combustion and non-equilibrium chemical kinetics
  • UV-midIR and high speed fs/ps laser diagnostics
  • Multi-timescale modeling and ab initio machine learning molecule dynamics simulation (aML-MD)
  • Cool flame and warm flame dynamics and chemistry
  • Microscale combustion and detonation

II)   Electrified Non-equilibrium Manufacturing of Energy Materials  

  • Synthesis of energy storage materials
  • Lithium ion battery electrode materials, thermal-chemical energy storage materials, and extreme materials
  • Synthesis of down/up-conversion nanophosphors for thermal and bioimaging
  • Low temperature plasma catalysts

Current Research Funds

  • National Science Foundation: Nanomaterials synthesis for imaging; mid-IR multi-species laser diagnostics
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research: Non-equilibrium plasma assisted combustion for propulsion
  • Army Research Office: Multi-scale modeling of low temperature combustion
  • DOE: Predictive tools for next generation of transportation fuels; Plasma Science Center; Energy storage materials, and H2/NH3 synthesis
  • ONR: Plasma assisted ignition
  • American Chemistry Society (ACS): High Pressure combustion
  • NASA: Cool flames and warm flames
  • NETL: Chemical looping kinetics
  • MRSEC seed project. Colloidal upconversion nanophosphors
  • Exxon-Mobil: Low carbon engine fuels

Lab Information

  • Telephone: 609-258-1411
  • Postal address: D115, E-Quad, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 08544