Research in the Reacting Flows Group investigates problems in energy conversion, fluid mechanics and chemical processes using a range of experimental methods.
Current projects are centered in problems relevant to turbulent reacting flows, including velocity, temperature and species measurements in combustion, soot and particle formation, thermoacoustic instability and materials synthesis. The work is inherently collaborative, developing and sharing tools, data and models across the world.
Past research includes work on chemical kinetics, autoignition and internal combustion engine performance and emissions. Current research projects are focused on understanding the emergence and fate of instabilities via hot (entropy) spots, non-intrusive optical diagnostics for reacting flows, materials synthesis and nanoparticle sensing.