Thermal and Transport Sciences

Research in this area encompasses energy generation and harvesting, environmental impacts, and heat transfer. The topic of combustion addresses the chemical mechanisms governing combustion in diverse settings. Fuel-cell research encompasses the development of fuel-cell technology, hybrid engines and thermionic devices. Activities cover the thermodynamics of energy systems, the controls associated with advanced energy systems and systems analyses. Thermal solutions for emerging areas of nanotechnology are being developed where heat conduction is critical to performance. Areas of specific interest include:

• Combustion and Emissions

• Fuel Cell Technologies

• Advanced Energy Systems

• Renewable Energy

• Heat Transfer

• Atomization and Sprays

• Reaction Kinetics

• Nanomaterials

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