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Scott W. Wagnon
swagnon@umich.edu 
 Mohammad Fatouraie
mohfat@umich.edu
Andrew Mansfield
amansfld@umich.edu 
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Hometown
Tinton Falls, New Jersey 
 Hometown
Oroumieh, Iran
Hometown
Rochester Hills, Michigan 
Education
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Rowan University, 2009

M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2011

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2014

Education
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Aachen University, 2007

M.E. Auto. and Manuf. Eng.
University of Michigan, 2010

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2013

Education
B.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of Michigan, 2008

M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2009

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2014

Research
Gas-phase chemical kinetics, biofuel related compounds (e.g., esters and alcohols), methods for interrogating stable and radical species
Research
Combustion; alternative fuels; internal combustion engines; optical diagnostics for combustion, spray and emission; Nanoparticle combustion synthesis and aerosol characterization
Research
Chemical kinetics and combustion physics of syngas using laser spectroscopy and high speed imaging techniques

 

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W. Ethan Eagle
eeagle@umich.edu
Eric Bumbalough
ebumbalo@umich.edu
Steve Morris
sbmorris@umich.edu
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  Hometown
Grand Ledge, Michigan
Hometown
Phoenix, Arizona

Education
B.S. Aerospace Engineering
B.S. Mathematics
University of Maryland, 2006

M.S. Aerospace Engineering
University of Maryland, 2007

Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan, 2012

Education
B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Kettering University

M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2012

Education
B.S. Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan, 2009

M.S. Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan, 2012

 

Research
Turbulent, compressible, viscous flows.
Research
Combustion synthesis of cerium dioxide
Research
High pressure diesel sprays

 

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Darshan Mukesh
dippind@umich.edu
Peter Keros
pkeros@umich.edu
James Wiswall
jwiswall@umich.edu
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Hometown
Mumbai, India
Hometown
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Hometown
Buffalo, New York

Education
B.S. Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan, 2007

Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering & Sustainability Ethics
University of Michigan, 2012

Education
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2009

M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2011

J.D.
University of Michigan

Education
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2004

M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2007

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2009

Research
Chemical kinetics and combustion chemistry of alternative fuels in aviation, the role of ethical frameworks in decision-making surrounding biofuels
Research
Emissions and imaging studies of spark-assisted HCCI
Research
Catalytically-assisted micro-combustors

 

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Steve Walton
smwalton@umich.edu
Smitesh Bakrania
bakrania@rowan.edu
Brad Zigler
bzigler@umich.edu
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Hometown
Portage, Michigan
Hometown
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Hometown
Milton, Wisconsin

Education
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2003

M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2005

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2008

Education
B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
Union College, 2003

M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2005

PhD. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2008

Education
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Milwaukee School of Engin., 1992

Master of Eng. Management
University of Detroit-Mercy, 1996

M.S. Mechanical Engineering
Wayne State University, 2001

PhD. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2008

Research
High speed digital imaging of combustion phenomena
Research
Combustion synthesis of tin dioxide nanocomposite for gas sensor applications
Research
Fundamental studies of advanced engine technologies using optical imaging

 

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Kyeongmin Kim
kyekim@umich.edu
Carlos Perez
carlosp@umich.edu
Tiffany A. Miller
millert@umich.edu
     
Hometown
Busan, Korea
Hometown
Caracas, Venezuela
Hometown
Saline, Michigan

Education
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Saitama University, 2006

M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan

Education
B.S. Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan, 2005

M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan

Education
B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2001

M.S.E. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2002

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2005

Research
Spark assisted HCCI in an optical research engine
Research
Combustion synthesis and materials analysis of nanostructured flame-generated materials
Research
Combustion synthesis of materials, focusing on metal/metal oxide nanocomposite particles fabricated using a multi-element diffusion burner. Silane (SiH4) kinetics and mechanism modeling

 

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Xin He
xhe@engin.umich.edu
Travis R. Palmer
trpalmer@umich.edu
Michael Donovan
donovan@umich.edu
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Hometown
Jiangshan, Zhejiang Province,

P.R. China
Hometown
Fresno, CA
Hometown
North Olmsted, OH

Education
B.S. Thermal Engineering
Tsinghua University, 1998

M.S. Thermal Engineering
Tsinghua University, 2001

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2005

Education
B.S. Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan, 2004

M.S.E. Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan, 2005

Education
B.S.E Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 1990

M.S.E Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 1996

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2003

Research
An Investigation of Isooctane Auto-Ignition Using a Rapid Compression Facility
Research
RCF and optical engine studies of combustion systems.
Research
Experimental studies of the Role of OH in SiO2 particle nucleation in SiH4 combustion using uv absorption spectroscopy

 

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Paul Torek
ptorek@umich.edu
Troy Kim
troyk@umich.edu
Sang Jin Hong
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Education
B.S.E Mechanical Engineering:

M.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Michigan, 2001

Education
B.S.E Mechanical Engineering
Rutgers University, 1998

M.S. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2000

Education
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Rutgers University, 1998

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, 2001

Research
Development of an optically-based laser diagnostic for species and temperature measurements in high-particle loading combustion systems.
Research
Experimental investigation of the effects of gas transport agents on the combustion synthesis of tantalum carbide materials.
Research
Computational studies of soot formation in engine simulations