Office and Advising Hours (Spring 2020)
Regular office hours: Tuesdays 3:00 : 5:00
Advising office hours: Thursdays 10:00 - 1:00, Fridays 3:00 - 6:00
I typically teach Thermodynamics (ME 3260), Heat Transfer (ME 4060), Fluid Mechanics I (ME 3030), and Propulsion Systems (ME 4040).
Fall 2018 - Special Topics - Combustion
My research is in combustion, with a focus on combustion chemistry and flame initiation/propagation. Right now I'm working on: NOx formation, kinetic model reduction, design of optimal experiments, and extraction of reaction rates from literature experiments.
Education and previous positions
|Assistant Professor||2017 - present||Cal State LA||Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering|
|Postdoctoral Appointee||2015 - 2017||Argonne National Laboratory||Working with S. Scott Goldsborough in ES division. Experimental and modeling research on ignition in rapid compression machines. Focus on bio-derived fuels and sources of experimental uncertainty including mild ignition|
|Graduate Student||2009 - 2015||Princeton University||Received my M.A. and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. I worked with Yiguang Ju and Frederick Dryer. Research topics included flame speed measurement, flame chemistry, model reduction, and measurements in a flow reactor|
|Undergraduate Student||2005 - 2009||Swarthmore College||
Received my B.S. in Engineering from Swarthmore college, with a minor in Physics.
For an accurate list of publications see my google scholar page.
For any open-source code I've worked on, including a GUI solver for thermodynamic states, see my GitHub page.