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Research Staff

David Escofet-Martin, 2017-2018 — Postdoctoral Researcher/Instructor

Ali Ziaee, 2016-2017 — Postdoctoral Researcher/Instructor

Sunny Karnani, 2012-2014 — Project Scientist of Deep Ocean Power Science Laboratory

John Garman, Staff Scientist, 2007-2013— – ME188 Engineering Design in Industry Instructor, Lab Operations, Engineer at Large


David Escofet-Martin, 2017 — Laser Diagnostics for High Pressure Combustion

Jesse Tinajero, 2017 — Flame Dynamics and Chemi-Ion Driven Flows in an Applied Electric Field

Vinicius M. Sauer, 2017 — Analysis of Laminar Nonpremixed Stagnation Flow and Swirl-Type Tubular Flames

Rosa Padilla, 2016 — Structure and Behavior of Non-Premixed Water-Laden Methane/Air Flames

Jin Dang, 2016 — In Field Measurements of Solid Fuel Cookstove Emissions

Ali Ziaee, 2016 — Ultra-short Pulse Off-axis Digital Holography and Kerr Effect Ballistic Imaging in Highly Scattering Environments such as Formation Region of Diesel Sprays

Yu-Chien (Alice) Chien, 2014 — – Electric Field Study Effects on Quenching Flames

Mazdak Kebria (Mohammad Kebria), 2014 — – Coal combustion and char burnout modeling on an entrained flow reactor

Melika Roshandell, 2013 — Combustion of Methane Hydrates

Feng (Jeff) Jiang, 2012 — Mercury Removal from Flue Gas Using the Calera Process

Alireza Mirsepassi, 2012 — Optical Diagnostics and Experimental Fluid Dynamics

Sunny Karnani, 2011 — Effects of electric fields on flames.

Mina Rohani, 2011 — Controlling the Breakup of Capillary Liquid Jets

Nivedan Tiwari, 2011 — Non-Linear Endoscopic Microscopy System for Potential Use in Diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Soulak Tsolag, 2011 — Analysis and study of the formation and flow of unstable water-and-fuel emulsions and multiphase flows, and developing novel diagnostic techniques for characterizing high-concentration, high-speed emulsion flows

Kyung Man Kim, 2010 — Heterogeneous mercury chemistry in post-combustion region of a coal furnace

Sri Puranam, 2010 — Turbine Burner: Turbulent combustion in a turning and accelerating flow

Peter Therkelsen, 2010 — Small scale homogeneous charge compression ignition IC engines

Neha Gowadia, 2007 — Size-segregated Chemistry in Mainstream Tobacco Smoke (in Environmental Toxicology)

Trinh Pham, 2006 — Fuel Film Combustion in a Miniature Combustor

Mike Papac, 2005 — Electrical Aspects of Gaseous Fuel Flames for Microgravity Combustion and Combustion Control

Matthew Rickard, 2005 — Ion-Driven Wind: Aerodynamics, Performance Limits, and Optimization

Jonathan Posner, 2001 — Resonant and Non-Resonant Holographic Interferometry in Axisymmetric Flames

Ben Strayer, 2001 — The Importance of Actuation Mechanisms in Control of Non-premixed Combustion

Ramon Dimalanta, 1998 — Experimental Investigation of Reduced Vaporization in a Droplet Stream Flame

Chris Buchanan, 1997 — CFD Characterization of a Mechanically Ventilated Office Room: The Effects of Room Design on Ventilation Performance

Corinne Connon, 1997 — Significance of Droplet-Droplet Interactions in Droplet Streams: Atmospheric to Supercritical Conditions (now Corinne Lengsfeld)

John Garman, 1996 — Issues in Laser Diagnostics for Combustion Thermometry: Low Pressure Flames and Spatial Averaging

I-Ping Chung, 1992 — A Study of Aerosol Inhalability into Blunt Samplers and the Human Head

Junyong Zhu, 1991 — Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy (CARS) Gas Temperature Measurements in a Monodisperse Combusting Droplet Stream


Joseph Sanchez, 2018 — Quantifying Hydrate Formation Rate using Ideal and Real Gas Laws, including the Effects of Surfactants

Verenice Mojica, 2018 — Analytical and Experimental Methods for Calculating the Average Emissivity Value of a Flame via Thermal Imaging Applications

Adriana Llado-Gambin, 2016 — Heat Transfer Model for Hot Air Balloons

Valentina Ricchuiti, 2016 — OpenFOAM Simulations of Impinging Coflow Flames, including Chemi-Ionization and Electric Fields

Michael Bryant, 2016 — Discharge Flux Variability in Stored Thermal Energy Cookstoves

Stuart Foster, 2015 — Spherical Solar Stove: A Characterization Study (project)

Antonio Gomez, 2015 — Development and Verification of an Instrumented Small Engine Testbed (project)

Andre Nodem, 2015 — Volume and Flow Rate Measurements using a Custom-Made Flowmeter (project)

David Escofet-Martin, 2014 — OH PLIF of an Impinging Flame (project)

Alexsandra Guerra, 2014 — UCI Solar Stove (project)

Joan Santacana Vall, 2014 — Water Evaporation during Methane Hydrate Combustion

Navid Saeidi, 2014 — Designed Loop for a High Pressure Salt Water Tunnel for CO2 Hydrate Formation (project)

Noe Rodriguez, 2014 — Energy Balance of Hot Plate Cooking of Chapati (project)

Jesse Tinajero, 2014 — Ion Driven Flows in an Electric Field

Ali Ziaee, 2013 — Digital Holography in Multi-Phase Media (project)

Samboroth Kong, 2013 — Studying the Temperature Profile of a Flame-Heated Plate using Solidworks (project)

Ryan Kuehne, 2013 — Mechanical Trap Toilet

Hui-ju Tsai, 2012 —Numerical simulations of electrical properties of small diffusion flames

Melika Roshandell, 2012 — Combustion of Methane Hydrates

Jin Dang, 2012 — Emission Measurement for Cook Stoves

Ferran Marti Duran, 2012 — Droplet Evaporation in Turbulent Flows

Jesus A Tapia, 2012 — UV Planer Laser Induced Fluorescence 

Scott Toma, 2012 — Measurement of Dynamic Response of Teeth to Dental Lasers

Michael Tran, 2010 — Alternative fuel technologies for aircraft and spacecraft, Biomass combustion technologies

Jae Lim, 2010 — Small Scale Spark Assisted HCCI Engines

Armin Karimi, 2010 — Thermal Analysis of Modular Mirrors of James Webb Space Telescope

Jennifer Menasha, 2010 — Design and fabrication of a single channel air preheater for studying ammonium bisulfate formation in coal-fired power plants

Mercedes Palencia, 2010 — Coal Combustion and Char Burnout Kinetics in an Entrained Flow Reactor

Alireza Mirsepassi, 2009 — CFD Modeling of Heat and Mass Transfer in Air Preheater Channel

Adam Jepsen, 2009 — Characterization of dynamic, surfactant-free emulsions

De Ly, 2009 — Analysis of Potential for Quantum Cascade Laser Measurements of Carbon Monoxide under Realistic Combustion Conditions

Shawn Maghzi, 2009 — Design, Construction, and Testing of an Entrained Flow Reactor for Coal

Soulak Abbilian, 2008 — An Investigation of Self-Induced Combustion Instabilities in a Low-Swirl Burner

Nicola Sarzi-Amade, 2007 — Mixing Flows in a Converging Curved Duct

Julianna Yun Wei, 2007 — Formation Temperature of Ammonium Bisulfate at Simulated Air Preheater Conditions

Jesse Pompa, 2006 — Performance of Miniature IC Engines

Sam Kwa, 2005 — ADVISOR and the RC Car (project)

Deanna Iobbi, 2004 — Controlling Piezoelectric Generated Droplets

Joe Papac, 2004 — Combustion in a Miniature Combustion Engine

Trinh Pham, 2003 — Study of a Miniature Liquid Fuel Film Combustor

Tom Co, 2002 — Emission from a Rikje-tube Combustor (project)

Michael Papac, 2002 — CARS and LIF Measurements of Gaseous Diffusion Flames under Electric Field Control

Matthew Rickard, 2002 — The Study of an Electrified Air-Assisted Liquid Atomizer

Markus Grueneis, 2002 — Cryogenic Heat Transfer Correlation for an Isogrid Panel

Marcos Gonzalez, 2000 — Prospects for an Electrohydrodynamic Spray Burner

Davyda McKinney, 1999 — A Droplet Stream Flame in an Acoustic Field

Kimlien Vu, 1998 — Biomedical Microbeam Characterization using Photochromic Film

Court Moorefield, 1998 — Lean Engine Combustion Using Hydrogen Enhanced Gasoline Fuel (project)

Fong Yang, 1998 — Acoustic Control of a Rijke Tube Burner

Jonathan Posner, 1998 — LDV and PIV Measurements of Indoor Air Flows in a Model Room

Ben Strayer, 1997 — Active Control Methodology Applied to a Laminar Non-Premixed Flame

Mako Miyasato, 1996 — Fluid Dynamics near a Self-Cleaning Sensor (project)

Carlson Choi, 1996 — Laser Induced Fluorescence in an Acetone Droplet Stream Flame

Ramon Dimalanta, 1994 — Vaporization of Waste Oil Sludge (project)

Mark Silverman, 1993 — Experimental Investigation of a Droplet Stream Flame

Edie Chang, 1993 — Measurement of Sidestream Tobacco Smoke Particle Size Distribution

Corinne Connon, 1993 — Instabilities of Monodisperse Droplet Streams under High Ambient Pressure (now Corinne Lengsfeld)

John Garman, 1993 — The Dependence of NO2 Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing Signals on Buffer Gas Pressure

Jason Luzar, 1992 — Vaporization in a Linear Droplet Stream Flame

Yufei Zhang, 1992 — Study of Gas Phase Chemistry in CVD Diamond Deposition

Brain Davies, 1992 — Computer Control of an IC Engine

Andrew Gray, 1992 — Optical Sizing of Tobacco Smoke by Laser Light Scattering and Extinction

Jim Burkle, 1991 — Surface Defect Detection by Laser Light Scattering

Ling Huang, 1991 — Focusing of Gaussian Laser Beams through a Gradient Index Lens (project)

Quang-Viet Nguyen, 1990 — Measurements of Droplet-Droplet Interaction and Aerodynamics

Hsieh Huang, 1990 — Numerical Solutions for Steady Flow Past Two-Dimensional Blunt Body Samplers


Saedeh Mir —

Kasra Kakavand, – Combustion of Methane Hydrates

David Feng

Matthew Bennett, 2008

Peter Chueh, 2006

Maribel Jaquez, 2013

Kasra Kakavand, 2013

Khizar Karwa, 2013

Ryan Kelly, 2000

Alexander Kindel, 2012

Ryan Kuehne, 2012

Adrian Mulroney, 2006

Jonathan Regele, 2001

Jerry Rodriguez, 2004

Michael Tran, 2008

Tuan Trinh, 1993

Nick Welche, 2003

Navid Saeidi, 2013 — Coal Combustion and Char Burnout Modeling on an Entrained Flow Reactor


Yoann Haucourt, 2014, ENSMA internship — Spray rig for testing ballistic imaging holography

Antony Collé Vallejo, 2014, ENSMA internship — Surfactant effects on dissolved methane gas in water

Camille Saux, 2014, ENSMA internship — Image processing for feedback controlled flow tunnel

Pierre Lemarié, 2014, ENSMA internship — Laser spectroscopy for combustion diagnostics

Saud Alanazi, 2014, SAU internship — Desalination using hydrates

Michela Vicariotto, 2014, M.S. , Milano Polytechnic(Politecnico di Milano) — Laser ignition of methane hydrates

Valentina Ricchiuti, M.S. , Milano Polytechnic(Politecnico di Milano) — Combustion modeling using OpenFOAM

Joan Santacana Vall, 2013, University Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC ETSEIAT)

Laia, 2013, University Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC ETSEIAT)

Marco Minniti, 2012-2013, Milano Polytechnic(Politecnico di Milano), M.S. —

Arnaud Lemoine, 2013, ENSMA, M.S. — – Ballistic Holography

Clément Fillon, 2013, ENSMA, M.S. — – Water Desalination via Gas Hydrate Production

Thomas Payet-Burin, 2013, ENSMA, M.S. — – Optimizing the Optics in a Stored Energy Cookstove

Victor Viaud, 2013, ENSMA, M.S. — – Design and Development of a Tool to Assist the Teaching of Control Theory

Nils Bechmann, 2013, ENSMA, M.S. — – High Pressure Calorimeter

Quentin Bervas, 2013, ENSMA, M.S. — – Quantifying the Melting and Evaporation Rates of a Burning Methane Hydrate

Simon Deguillaume, 2013,  ENSMA, M.S. — – Aqueous Urea/SCR at Low Temperatures

Sybille Drevon,  2013, ENSMA, M.S. — – Droplet generator and Flat Flame Burner for Biofuel Evaluation

Philippe Diollot, 2012, ENSMA —Small engine combustion and emissions

Sliman Bouazzaoui, 2012, ENSMA —Small engine combustion and emissions

Tony Martinet, 2012, ENSMA —Coal combustion in an entrained flow reactor

Dorian Midou, 2012, ENSMA —Automation for pulsed dye laser scanning in combusiton diagnostics

Valentin Thomas, 2012, ENSMA —Burning methane clatherates and gel fuels

Kevin Haras, 2012, ENSMA —Particle sizing of cookstove smoke

Antoine Larignon, 2012, ENSMA —Thermal modeling of ice and hydrates for clathrate combusion

Fabien Plongeron, 2012, ENSMA —Image processing for chemiluminescense in sooting flames

Marie Vinay, 2012, ENSMA —Small engine test stand for biofuel operation

Oscar Martinez, 2012, ISAE Supaero —Droplet evaporation in turbulent flow

David Mazo, 2012, ISAE Supaero —Droplet evaporation in turbulent flow

David Escofet Martin, 2012, University Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC ETSEIAT) M.S. — Laser Induced Fluorescence Studies

Mishal Rosi Francis, 2012, Univ. of Glasgow, M.S. — Detecting electric field effects on flames using mid-IR photodiodes

Joshua L. Jacobs, Univ. of Glasgow, M.S 2012 — Quantitative chemiluminescence from small diffusion flames

Benjamin Debareix, 2011, ENSMA, M.S. — Using Open FOAM for Combustion Simulation

Jeremie Descours, 2011, ENSMA, M.S. — Computational Fluid Dynamics of Coal Combustion

Claudio Giani, 2011, Milano Polytechnic(Politecnico di Milano), M.S. — Miniature Liquid Fuel Film Combustion

Julien Glorian, ENSMA, 2011 M.S. — Parametric Studies of Electrical Fields on Flames

Luca Castronuovo, 2010 — Aluminum Nanoparticle Combustion in Air

Jonathan Arici, Polytechnic Milano — Engineering Degree student, 2007/2008 – Experiments in a Model Turbine Burner

Francesco Borgatelli, Polytechnic Milano — Engineering Degree student, 2006 – Feedback control of flames with electric fields.

John Garman – Post Doctoral Scientist, 2006-2008 — Laser Diagnostics in Combustion; Miniature Engine Combustion

Kiyotaka Yamashita, Post Doctoral Scientist, University of Tokyo, 2008 — Numerical Simulation

Yeuh-Heng (Zic) Li, 2005-2006, visiting Ph.D. student, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan — Combustion of liquid films on flat plates

Nicola Amade Sarzi, Polytechnic Milano — Engineering Degree student, 2005 – Annular film combustor (with Prof. W.A. Sirignano)

Elisangela Leal – Post Doctoral Researcher, 2003-2005 — Portable power; fuel cells (with Prof. F. Jabbari and Dr. J. Brouwer)

Amauri Leal – visiting M.S. student, Brazil, 2003-2005 — On board methanol reformer for miniature IC engines

Roberto Mattioli, Polytechnic Milano— Engineering Degree student 2006/2007 – Miniature Liquid Film Combustors with Secondary Air Injection

Andrea Favalessa, University of Padua — Engineering Degree student, 2004 – Heat recirculating burner

Simone Stanchi, Polytechnic Milano — Engineering Degree student, 2002 – Pressurized miniature film combustor (with Prof. W.A. Sirignano)

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