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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Kinetic Processes in Combustion Systems and Fires

Location

Engineering Laboratory, Energy and Environment Division

RO# Location
50.73.21.B7280 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Linteris, Gregory Thomas gregory.linteris@nist.gov 301.975.2283

Description

Chemical kinetic processes in combustion are responsible for soot and pollutant formation, as well as limitations to the overall heat release and extinction behavior. The detailed chemical kinetic properties of reacting systems are explored through spectroscopic measurements in laboratory flames and high-temperature reactors, as well as with numerical modeling. The numerical work will involve a time-dependent DNS model with full and reduced chemistry. Diagnostic equipment includes particle image velocimetry, emission spectroscopy, laser scattering and extinction, and Phase-Doppler Particle Analysis. Opportunities also exist for measurements using laser spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.

 

Keywords:
Chemical kinetics; Combustion chemistry; Fires and fire safety; Flames; Numerical models and analyses; Pollutant formation;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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