- Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2009
- M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2004
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla), 2002
- National Research Council Associateship, 2012
- Center for Biomedical Imaging at Stanford Seed Grant Recipient, 2011
- Laser-based diagnostics for sensing and control of energy and industrial systems
- Sensor design for harsh environments
- Optimization of energy systems
Greg's appointment in the ME department will begin in August 2013. He is currently exploring the use of frequency comb laser sources as a diagnostic tool for energy and industrial systems at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder. His broader interests are in developing and applying diagnostic tools to interrogate, control, and optimize energy and industrial systems. Prior to NIST, Greg developed and studied a plasma-based particle accelerator for medical applications, first as a postdoc at Stanford and then through a company that he co-founded. For his PhD, he developed laser-based sensors for a variety of combustion applications, including internal combustion engines, scramjet engines, and oil refinery process flames.
At Colorado, Greg's lab will sit at the crossroads between cutting edge sensor development and system control and optimization. Greg has a particular interest in mentoring and developing students into multi-faceted engineers – that is, engineers that are not only excellent researchers, but leaders and entrepreneurs with an eye toward creating opportunity for themselves and others.
- F. Poehlmann, M. Cappelli, and G. Rieker, “Current Distribution Measurements Inside an Electromagnetic Plasma Gun Operated in a Gas-puff Mode,” Physics of Plasmas 17, 123508 (2010).
- G. Rieker, J. Jeffries, and R. Hanson, "Calibration-Free Wavelength Modulation Spectroscopy for Measurements of Gas Temperature and Concentration in Harsh Environments," Applied Optics 48, 5546-5560 (2009).
- G. Rieker, J. Jeffries, R. Hanson, M. Gruber, T. Mathur, and C. Carter, "Diode Laser-based Detection of Combustor Instabilities with Application to a Scramjet Engine," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 32, 831-838 (2009).
- G. Rieker, J. Jeffries, R. Hanson, "Measurements of High-pressure CO2 Absorption Near 2.0 mm and Implications on Sensor Design," Applied Physics B 94, 51-63 (2009).
- G. Rieker, H. Li, J. Jeffries, R. Hanson, M. Allen, S. Wehe, P. Mullhall, and H. Kindle, “A Diode Laser Sensor for Rapid, Sensitive Measurements of Gas Temperature and Water Vapor Concentration at High Temperatures and Pressures,” Measurement Science and Technology 18, 1195-1204 (2007).
- G. Rieker, H. Li, X. Liu, J.T.C. Liu, J. Jeffries, R. Hanson, M. Allen, S. Wehe, P. Mulhall, H. Kindle, A. Kakulo, K. Sholes, T. Matsuura, and S. Takatani, “Rapid Measurements of Temperature and H2O Concentration in IC Engines with a Spark Plug-Mounted Diode Laser Sensor,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 31, 3041-3049 (2007).
- G. Rieker, X. Liu, H. Li, J. Jeffries, and R. Hanson, “Measurements of Near-IR Water Vapor Absorption at High Pressure and Temperature,” Applied Physics B 87, 169-178 (2007).
- H. Li, G. Rieker, X. Liu, J. Jeffries, and R. Hanson, “Extension of Wavelength Modulation Spectroscopy to Large Modulation Depth for Diode Laser Absorption Measurements in High-Pressure Gases,” Applied Optics 45, 1052-1061 (2006).
- J.T.C. Liu, G. Rieker, J. Jeffries, R. Hanson, M. Gruber, T. Mathur, and C. Carter, "Near-Infrared Diode Laser Absorption Diagnostic for Temperature and Water Vapor in a Scramjet Combustor," Applied Optics 44, 6701-6711 (2005).