Fisher, Elizabeth

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests: I use bench-scale laminar flame and flow-reactor experiments to investigate the combustion chemistry of various practical systems. My focus is on understanding the chemical kinetic mechanisms relevant to the formation of desired products as well as pollutants. Applications include: biomass combustion and pyrolysis to produce fuels, biochar, and heat; flame inhibition; combustion of practical liquid fuels including biodiesel and jet fuel; oxycombustion for carbon sequestration; incineration of hazardous wastes and chemical warfare agents. Techniques used include: Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS), laser-doppler velocimetry (LDV), detailed chemical kinetic modeling.

Phone: 607-255-8309