Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Vice President for Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering
Editor, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute
Guest Professor at
We focus on developing and applying laser-based and other optical measurement techniques to enable studies of mass and energy transfer at high pressures and high temperatures in mechanically restricted and vibrating environments, such as present in IC engines, stationary combustion, and multi-phase mixing processes to address the next generation of questions in combustion research.
This work is mainly done at the Quantitative Laser Diagnostics Laboratory (QLDL), located at the W. E. Lay Automotive Laboratory at the University of Michigan.
In addition, new companies, jobs, and intellectual property are created through the M-TRAC Transportation Program in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Undergraduate students engage in TechLab at Mcity to participate in UM's entrepreneurial efforts related to future mobility.