Laboratory Learning Program 2023 - Biofuel oxidation at supercritical pressure (MAE-06)

Research Opportunity Number: MAE-06

Project Title:  Biofuel oxidation at supercritical pressure

Project Summary: 

Biofuel and E-fuel derived from renewable electricity and biomass are important pathways to reduce carbon emissions in air and heavy-duty transportation. However, the biofuel and E-fuel oxidation chemistry at engine pressure is not well understood. In this research, we will use a high-pressure reactor to understand the biofuel/E-fuel (e.g. alcohols, ammonia, and esters) oxidation chemistry. The work will be supervised by a research staff member.

Student Responsibilities: Students will do data analysis, simulation, and literature review. 

Additional Considerations: Students are expected to attend 5-8 weeks. 

Department/Institute:  Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty Sponsor:   Yiguang Ju

Participation Dates: June 1 - August 15, 2023.

Stipend Offered:  0

Number of Internships Available: 0-2

Application Deadline: March 15, 2023, midnight eastern daylight time