Computational Combustion Laboratory (CCL)

Research opportunities available

Dated: Feb 01, 2022 (Current)

  • Undergraduate research opportunities for Summer and Academic Year.
  • Graduate research opportunities on combustion and computational modeling
    • Strong programming experience is required.
    • Familiarity with Linux OS is highly preferred, but not required.

Tomás Saraceno: Entangled Air

Dated: January 5, 2023

CCL is co-organizing an exhibition featuring celebrated contemporary artist Tomás Saraceno. The exhibition will showcase research by CCL in exploring the physics of soot and its impact on our world. The exhibition will run from January 20 to May 21, 2023. Learn more about it here.

Entangled Air

Our paper is accepted in JQSRT

Dated: December 5, 2022

Our paper Comparison of Spherical Harmonics Method and Discrete Ordinates Method for Radiative Transfer in a Turbulent Jet Flame is now accepted in the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. This paper is a product of an active collaboration with Dr. Ge at Oak Ridge National Lab. You can find more about it here.

The Secrets of Soot

Dated: Sep 16, 2022

Our research is on the spotlight in this article published in Marquette Today: The Secrets of Soot. Read the article here.

MAFIA-MD is accepted in Computer Physics Communications

Dated: February 16, 2022

Our analysis tool Molecular arrangement and fringe identification and analysis from molecular dynamics (MAFIA-MD) is now accepted as a peer-reviewed software in Computer Physics Communications. This software can batch-analyze a seriese of structural and chemical features from reactive molecular dyanmics simulation. You can find more about it here.

CCL recieves NSF CAREER grant

Dated: January 26, 2022

CCL recieves the prestigious NSF CAREER grant titled, "CAREER: A scalable multiscale modeling framework to explore soot formation in reacting flows".
This project will include a series of modeling techniques includnig molecular dynamics, machine learning, and computational fluid dynamics to develop efficient and accurate soot models for combustion systems.

UG Research oppritunities available (closed)

Dated: January 16, 2022

A funded research opprtunity is available for interested students to do paid summer research on "Hardware, Embedded Software, and Analytics for Environment Quality Monitoring". The application deadline is February 15, 2022. See here for more details.

Ms. Onwuzurike defended her M.S. thesis

Dated: July 16, 2021

Ms. Otito Onwuzurike successfully defended her M.S. thesis titled "Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling of Pollutants in Milwaukee Using AERMOD". Congratulations!
In her M.S. work, Ms. Onwuzurike used the AERMOD (an industry standard in regulatory monitoring of aerial pollutant dispersion) to model dispersion from complex sources such as traffic and a waste water reclamation facility. She also created a model to calculate background pollution level based on traffic metrics.

Mr. Mukut's co-authored paper on soot coalescence is accepted in Carbon

Dated: April 19, 2021

Mr. Mukut's co-authored paper "The coalescence of incipient soot clusters" has been accepted in Carbon (Impact Factor: 8.8). This work is part of a collaboration between Dr. Eirini Goudeli of University of Melbourne and CCL. In this paper, the physics and chemistry of soot coalescence has been explored - for the first time - using molecualr dynamics simulations. (Links: Carbon / Accepted manuscript)

Ms. David defended her M.S. thesis

Dated: March 31, 2021

Ms. Chloe David successfully defended her M.S. thesis titled "Accuracy and Computational Cost Assessment of Radiation Solvers for Combustion Simulations". Congratulations!
In her M.S. work, Ms. David compared spherical harmonics, discrete ordinate and Monte Carlo-based solvers for a combustion simualtion. She also performed a deatiled computational cost assessment of a Monte Carlo-based radiation sovler.

Mr. Tauer defended his M.S. thesis

Dated: March 30, 2021

Mr. Alec Tauer successfully defended his M.S. thesis titled "CFD Modeling of Aerial Dispersion of Pollutants in Urban Environments". Congratulations!
In his M.S. work, Mr. Tauer developed a new method to accurately capture variations in wind speed and direction that will lead to more accurate aerial dispersion modeling of pollutants.

Dr. Roy recieved a grant on engineering education

Dated: March 16, 2021

Dr. Roy, in collaboration with Dr. Amber Young-Brice from College of Nursing and Ms. Jenna Lassila from Engineering Success Center, recieved a grant to conduct a community of practice to explore ways to improve engineering education by employing strategies based on grit and self-regulation. See more about this project.

Ms. David's paper on radiation modeling is accepted in SHTC

Dated: February 19, 2021

Ms. David's co-authored paper "Comparison of Radiation Models for a Turbulent Piloted Methane/Air Jet Flame: A Frozen-Field Study" has been accepted for presentation in the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Coference (SHTC). This work is part of a collaboration between Dr. Wenjun Ge of Oak Ridge National Lab and CCL. In this paper, various radiation solvers are compared for their accuracy and computational cost.

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