Assistant Professor Nicole Labbe from the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering will discuss her work around the chemistry of combustion on April 15 as part of the CU Engineering Alumni Webinar series. During the presentation, Labbe will highlight recent experimental advances in detection of molecular combustion products, and how she implements those advances in tandem with computational chemistry efforts to inform design of the next generation of transportation fuels.
Labbe’s research broadly focuses on several areas of gas phase chemical kinetics, especially in the areas of theoretical chemistry and reaction rate theory, combustion kinetic modeling and combustion dynamics, pollution control and renewable liquid fuel design. She recently received an NSF CAREER Award to explore the kinetic behavior of post-flameout ignition events in high-altitude airplanes.
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If You Go
What: CU Engineering Alumni Webinar: The Complex Chemistry of Combustion with Nicole Labbe
When: Noon–1 p.m. on April 15
Where: Online via Zoom
About: Labbe's presentation is titled "Laser Beams and 3D Printers: How Recent Experimental Advances Have Helped Reveal the Complex Chemistry of Combustion." During the presentation, she will highlight recent experimental advances in detection of molecular combustion products, and how she implements those advances in tandem with computational chemistry efforts to inform design of the next generation of transportation fuels.