Marc Baumgardner, PhD


My research interests vary, but here are some areas I currently have on-going work in: fundamental combustion experiments (e.g. simple flames), internal combustion engines, advanced engine strategies, exhaust catalysts, chemical kinetics, fuel reactivity metrics, alternative fuels (i.e. alcohols, algal biofuels, etc.), CFD/modeling of combustion systems, and biomass cookstoves.

Most of my current work focuses on the combustion of biofuels and/or renewable fuels.

Topics currently under active investigation are:
- LED-Spectroscopy of combusting systems
- Micro-combustion
- Exhaust Gas Catalyst poisoning and degradation on large-bore engines**
- Dual-fuel combustion**
- Biomass combustion

**collaboration with Colorado State University