In our lab, we are mostly concerned with the development of new, laser-based diagnostics to make targeted measurements of important flame species or flame scalars. This work is typically done in close collaboration with other diagnosticians or modelers. (Recent collaborators include Profs. Mitchell Smooke and Marshall Long of Yale University and Prof. Markus Kraft of Cambridge University.) Here are highlights of some of our recent combustion related studies.
Our work in atmospheric science is largely centered on the development of diagnostic tools for measuring important constituents of the atmosphere. Lately, this has been focused on the measurement of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane) in very urban and very remote locations