Computational Combustion Laboratory (CCL)


Research opportunities available

Dated: Current

There are several graduate and undergraduate research opportunities available in CCL.
Interested students should contact Dr. Roy direcly to know more about available positions.

  • Graduate research assistantship starting from next term.
  • Undergraduate research opportunities for Summer and Academic Year
    • Programming experience is required.
    • Students in junior or senior standing is preferred.
    • Students with engineering and/or computer science background is preferred.
    • Familiarity with Linux is highly preferred, but not required.
    • Familiarity with Fortran and/or C++ is highly preferred, but not required.


Paper accepted in JQSRT

Dated: Novemeber 13, 2019

Mr. Joey Farmer's paper on quasi-Monte Carlo method has been accepted in Journal of Qunatitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. This paper presents a detaield validation of QMC in radiative transfer calculation in combustion. QMC improves comptuational efficiency by orders of magnitude compared to conventional Monte Carlo methods.


Welcome to Ms. Chloe David and Ms. Chaimaa Maghfour

Dated: August 26, 2019

Ms. Chloe David and Ms. Chaimaa Maghfour are joining the Computational Combustion Lab this fall. Both of them will be working on different aspects of high-performance computating related to combustion solvers. Find out more about them here.


Welcome to Ms. Tito Onwuzurike

Dated: Jul 15, 2019

Ms. Tito Onwuzurike is joining the Computational Combustion Lab this fall. She is coming to Marquette from St. Mary's University, San Antonio. She will be working on aerial dispersion of pollutants. Find out more about her here.


Mr. Mukut defended his M.S. thesis

Dated: June 26, 2019

Mr. Khaled Mosharraf Mukut successfully defended his M.S. thesis titled "Effect of Radiation and EGR on Pollutant Formation in High-Pressure Constant Volume Spray Combustion." Congratulations! He will continue as a doctoral student working on soot modeling in CCL.


Expansion of the Pangea cluster

Dated: June 16, 2019

The inhouse Pangea cluster has added 144 more cores. This expansion was possible in collaboration with Prof. John Moore. More details about Pangea cluster can be found here.


Mr. Farmer presents in RAD-19

Dated: June 03, 2019

Mr. Farmer presents his paper on validation and verification of quasi-Monte Carlo solver in The 9th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, RAD-19, in Athens, Greece. His talk prompted discussion on how the QMC method can be utilized more in thermal radiation. RAD symposiums bring together radiation researchers from all over the world every three years.


Mr. Farmer presents in 4th TFEC

Dated: April 16, 2019

Mr. Farmer presents his paper on "An Efficient Monte Carlo-based Solver for Thermal Radiation in Participating Media" is accepted in the 4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference. His talk was well-received. The audience was curious about parallel performance of this solver, which is a planned future task for this project. The conference is organized by American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE) and was held in Las Vegas, NV from April 14 to 17, 2019.

IAC 2018

CCL wins new collaborative grant on air quality

Dated: Apr 15, 2019

A SEED grant has been awarded to CCL to perform exploratory studies in air quality modeling and monitoring. This grant is a collaboration with Dr. Walter McDonald and Dr. Patrick McNamara from Civil and Environmental Engineering at Marquette. The title of the grant is "Tracking Airborne Pollutant from Urban Transportation and Wastewater Infrastructure to Protect Public Health."


Mr. Farmer defended his M.S. thesis

Dated: Apr 04, 2019

Mr. Joseph Farmer successfully defended his M.S. thesis titled "Development of a Quasi-Monte Carlo Method for Thermal Radiation in Participating Media." Congratulations!


Mr. Alec Tauer to join CCL as an undergraduate research fellow

Dated: Apr 01, 2019

Mr. Alec Tauer is joining CCL as an undergraduate research fellow. He will work on a project titled "Modeling Aerial Dispersion of Combustion-Generated Pollutants in an Urban Landscape."


Mr. Mukut presents in National Combustion Meeting

Dated: Mar 26, 2019

Mr. Mukut presents a talk on how soot statistics changes due to exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) in a high-pressure spray combustion configuration in the 11th US National Combustion Meeting.


Mr. Farmer's paper is accepted in RAD-19

Dated: Mar 15, 2019

Mr. Farmer's paper on "A Photon Monte Carlo Solver Utilizing a Low Discrepancy Sequence for Thermal Radiation in Combustion Systems" is accepted in the The 9th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, RAD-19, in Athens, Greece. In this work he presented rigorous validation and performance evaluation of a quasi-Monte Carlo method. The conference organized by the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT) is the premier conference on thermal radiation transfer.


CIMCO Marine AB establishes an internship program

Dated: Jan 15, 2019

A leading marine outboard Diesel engine manufacturer Cimco Marine AB, Sweden has established an Engineering R&D program in Marquette. Dr. Roy is part of the team coordinating the project from Marquette's side.


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