My research is in laser and other optical based diagnostics to study the physics of reacting and non-reacting flows. The majority of my work is studying the turbulence transport, mixing, and combustion within internal combustion (IC) engines. The internal flow in engines are often amongst the most-complicated flows in technical applications today; they are non-stationary, yet periodic, turbulent flows that undergo rapid compression, expansion and gas exchange, which includes combustion and, in the case of direct-injection, two-phase flows with phase change. I am particular interested in advancing diagnostics that provide quantitative multi-parameter and multi-dimensional measurements to study the flow physics. I am an experimentalist, but enjoy working together with numerical partners to form strong teams that jointly address the challenges in turbulent flows and combustion science.
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