High Pressure Combustion Laboratory

The HPCL attempts to simulate fundamental combustion behavior (e.g., autoignition, thermo-acoustic instability) and pollutant formation (NOx and soot) kinetics at pressures relevant to internal combustion engines and gas turbines.

Combustion and Laser Diagnostics Laboratories

The Center has a very significant investment in both coherent and incoherent laser-based diagnostic techniques for measuring major and minor species, velocity, temperature, droplet size and size distribution, and soot volume fraction.

Chemical Kinetics and Laser Sensors Laboratory

The chemical kinetic mechanism of a burning fuel relies on a database of experimental values over a range of temperatures and pressures. These data include ignition delay time, fuel reactivity, elementary reaction rates, and species time-history profiles.

Engines and Fuels Laboratory

This lab is equipped with the state-of the-art engine technology from the AVL Company used to study fundamental engine parameters

Combustion and Pyrolysis Chemistry Laboratory

Research at the CPC lab endeavors to study the combustion chemistry of gaseous and liquid fuels, through well-defined experiments (0-D, 1-D, etc.) and advanced diagnostics (e.g., mass spectrometry and optical).

Plasma assisted fuel reforming

This Lab is for the reformation of hydrocarbon fuels into value-added chemicals using plasma techniques.