People

Nine different native languages are spoken in my research group

Fahad Alzahrani (PhD student)

Sources of soot formation in direct-injected gasoline engines

Mohammad Alzuabi (PhD student)

Transient temperature boundary layer flows

Mavi Benacerraf (Undergraduate student)

Solubility studies for organometallic compounds in hydrocarbons

Hao Chen (Postdoc)

3D Imaging Diagnostics

Andrew DiMauro (PhD student)

Multi-variant analysis of complex internal combustion experiments

Jim Elkins (Engineering Technician)

Tech support and student training

Allison Gibson (PhD student)

Earth alkaline diagnostics

Joseph Groele (PhD student, jointly advised with John Foster (NERS))

Non-thermal plasma clean-up of waste water

Michael Gross (Assistant Research Scientist)

New high-repetition rate light sources

Lucca Henrion (PhD student)

Infrared imaging study of boundary layers in engine

Ahmet Mazacioglu (PhD student)

Ignition systems for heavy-duty natural gas combustion

David Reuss (Research Scientist)

Flow and combustion fundamentals in internal combustion engines

Volker Sick (Professor)

Ivan Tibavinsky (PhD student)

Diagnostics development for reactive flow studies

Angela Wu (PhD student)

On turbulence in internal combustion engines

Former group members

Mark Greene (PhD 2016)

Transient boundary layer flows: WATCH HIS PITCH

Peter Lillo (PhD 2016)

Topological Development of Homogeneous-Charge and Stratified-Charge Flames in an Internal Combustion Engine

Philipp Schiffmann (PhD 2016)

Root Causes of Cyclic Variability of Early Flame Kernels in Spark Ignited Engines

Patrick Kranz (Visiting MSE student from Universitaet Duisburg-Essen, 2015)

Cycle-to-cycle variability in a spark-ignited gaseous-fuel engine

Martin Lichtl (MSE student, visiting from HDa, Darmstadt, Germany, 2014)

LIF temperature imaging diagnostics in engines

Yu-Hung Chang (2012-2014)

Turbulence structure analysis in internal combustion engine flows

Louise Lu (MSE 2013)

IC Engine Boundary Layer Studies

Preeti Abraham (PhD 2013)

Analyzing in-cylinder flow variations in a motored spark ignition engine using proper orthogonal decomposition

Yifan Li (MSE 2013)

PIV application to steady flow bench testing

Abubakr Amin (Undergraduate Researcher, 2013)

Image processing support

Michael Mosburger (PhD 2012)

Alkali metal spectroscopy for high-speed imaging of burned gas temperature, equivalence ratio and mass fraction burned in internal combustion engines

Kuo Sun (MSE 2012)

Laser induced fluorescence techniques for spray temperature imaging

Nathan Lusk (MSE 2012)

Pressure-based cycle-analysis tools

David Odell (Undergraduate Researcher, 2012)

Crankshaft Nose and External Load Assembly Redesign

Phil Kim (Undergraduate Researcher, 2012)

Optical engine upgrade support

Matthew Brusnahan (MS 2011)

Physics of high-speed imaging interferences

Michael Cundy (PhD 2011)

Development of high-speed laser diagnostics for the investigation of scalar heterogeneities in engines

Kevin Peterson (PhD 2011)

Single camera, three-dimensional particle tracking velocimetry

Christopher Jainski (MS (TU Darmstadt) 2011)

High-speed particle image velocimetry measurements in IC engine boundary layer

Omar Almagri (MSE 2011)

High-speed imaging of in-cylinder flows

Brian Peterson (PhD 2010)

High-speed fuel and flow imaging to investigate misfires in a spray-guided direct-injection engine

Peter Aurora (joint with Prof. Levi Thompson, PhD 2010)

Photoelectrochemical systems for hydrogen production

Ali Alharbi (PhD 2010)

High-speed high-resolution vector field imaging and analysis of boundary layer flows in an internal combustion engine

Alex Mychkovsky (joint with Prof. Steven L. Ceccio, PhD 2010)

Optical diagnostics for two-phase flows

Steven Vozar (MSE 2009)

Optical Diagnostics of fire retardants

Michael E. Litsey (MSE 2008)

Temperature measurement by a toluene two-color PLIF imaging technique in an optical engine

Patrick Nohe (Dipl.-Ing. 2008, Universit├Ąt Karlsruhe/research at UM)

Temperature measurement in the combustion chamber of an SIDI engine via laser-induced fluorescence (LIF)

Rahul Bhinge (MSE 2008)

Aerodynamic simulation of flow around a Formula SAE car; graduate research study

Claudia M. Fajardo (PhD 2007)

Development of a high-speed UV particle image velocimetry technique and application for measurements in internal combustion engines

Michael K. Chin (MSE 2007)

Correlation between In-Cylinder OH* Measurements and Engine-Out NO Concentrations in a SIDI Engine

Rui Zhang (PhD 2006)

Tracer-based laser-induced fluorescence diagnostics and their application to spark-ignition direct-injection engines

Vinod K. Natarajan (PhD 2006)

Spark-Assisted Compression Ignition: An Experimental Investigation into how Spark Ignition Advances Combustion Phasing in Gasoline HCCI Engines

James D. Smith (PhD 2006)

Development and Application of High Speed Optical Diagnostic Techniques for Conducting Scalar Measurements in Internal Combustion Engines

Daniel Rimmelspacher (Dipl.-Ing. 2006, TU Berlin/ research at UM)

Towards the Spark Energy Allocation in the Combustion Chamber of a spray-guided direct-injected gasoline Engine

Jessamyn Margoni (MSE 2006)

Quantitative determination of fuel and oxygen concentration in an SIDI engine using laser-induced fluorescence

Joshua Martin (MSE 2006)

Investigation of turbulence parameters in engine flows; graduate research study

Eric Rybczinski (MSE 2006)

Dynamics of gas flows in direct injection engines

Udo Fissenwert (Dr.-Ing. 2005 (TU Berlin/research at UM), Diplom 1999 (TU Berlin/research at UM)

Laser-Spectroscopic Investigations of Nitric Oxide Formation in a Transparent Spark Ignited Engine with Direct Injection

William Northrop (MSE 2005, joint with Prof. Levi Thompson)

Heat Integration Strategy for a Natural Gas Fuel Processor

Charles O. Funk (PhD 2005, MSE 2001)

An in-depth comparison of experimental and computational parameters for in-cylinder engine flows

Nicole Wermuth (Postdoc 2005)

LIF tracer characterization

Philip Radlowski (MSE 2005)

High-pressure fueling system for optical engine studies; graduate research study

Jordan Snyder (MSE 2004)

Quantitative CH measurements in NO-doped non-premixed flames; graduate research study

Jose Rico (MSE 2004)

Spray cone angle studies; graduate research study

Mong Tung Lin (PhD 2003)

Quantitative measurements of liquid fuel film on the piston top of an optical direct-injection engine by laser induced fluorescence

Boris D. Stojkovic (PhD 2003, MSE 2000)

Development and application of a time and space resolved optical diagnostic for soot temperature and concentration in a spark-ignited direct-injection engine

Preetinder Gill Singh (MSE 2003)

Image Based Monitoring System for Epilepsy Patients

Christophe Gibaud (MSE 2003)

Quantitative measurements of CH radicals in diffusion flames

Joshua J. Driscoll (PhD 2002)

Nitric oxide formation and reburn in laminar diffusion flames

Katherine Driscoll (ABD 2002)

Spray imaging diagnostics and multi-phase PIV

Fabrice Ponti (MSE 2002)

Characterization of the fuel injection, evaporation and mixing in an unthrottled optical SIDI using quasi-3-dimensional imaging

Doug Frieden (MSE 2002)

Characterization of the Fuel Injection, Mixing and Combustion Processes in an SIDI Engine using Quantitative 2D and 3D Laser-Induced Fluorescence Imaging

David Pell (MSE 2002)

Design and characterization of a high pressure high-temperature facility for spectroscopic studies; graduate research study

Corey E. Weaver (PhD 2001)

Quantitative, laser-based fuel distribution and combustion measurements in port and direct fuel injected spark-ignition engines

Marcus Megerle (MSE 2001)

Systematic analysis of particle imaging velocimetry applications in engines

Michael R. Hartman (MSE 1999)

Turbulence in a fan-stirred bomb; graduate research study