Grieg Rieker
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Education: B.S. Missouri University of Science and Technology (2002), M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University (2004, 2009)
Teaching: MCEN 3012 Thermodynamics I, MCEN 4228 Capstone Thermofluids Laboratory, MCEN 5055 Advanced Product Design, MCEN 5065 Graduate Design
Research: Optical Sensing, Atmospheric Monitoring, Wildland Fire Research, Combustion Engineering, Quantum Sensing

Office: ECME 226

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Colorado Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research, October 2019
  • Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Research Award, September 2019                                    
  • Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award, April 2019
  • US Early Career Combustion Investigator Award, March 2019
  • Peter Werle Early Career Scientist Award, September 2018
  • Woodward Outstanding Faculty Award, August 2018
  • Research and Innovation Faculty Fellowship, December 2017
  • Vogel Family Faculty Fellowship, December 2017
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, March 2015
  • National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship, March 2012

Recent Publications with undergraduate students:
* indicates undergraduate student

  1. E. Hannah, W. Swann, J. Ellis, M. Bodine, M. Carter*, N. Kuczun*, N. Newbury, L. Sinclair, A. Muschinski, G. Rieker, “Optical timing jitter due to atmospheric turbulence: comparison of frequency comb measurements to predictions from micrometeorological sensors,” Optics Express, Volume 28, Issue 18, pp. 25664-27209, (2020).
  2. A. Draper*, R. Cole, J. Mohr, A. Zdanawicz, A. Marchese, N. Hoghooghi, and G. Rieker, “Broadband Dual Frequency Comb Spectroscopy in a Rapid Compression Machine,” Optics Express 27, 10814-10825 (2019).
  3. C. Alden, S. Coburn, R. Wright, E. Baumann, K. Cossel, E. Perez*, E. Hoenig*, K. Prasad, I. Coddington, and G. Rieker, “Single-blind quantification of natural gas leaks from 1 km distance using frequency combs,” Environmental Science and Technology 53, 2908-2917 (2019).

Recent Publications with graduate students:
** indicates graduate student

  1. A. Makowiecki**,  J. Steinbrenner, N. Wimer**, J. Glusman**, C. LaPointe**, P. Hamlington, J. Daily, G. Rieker, “Dual frequency comb spectroscopy of solid fuel pyrolysis and combustion: Quantifying the influence of moisture content in Douglas fir,” Fire Safety Journal, 103185, (2020).
  2. P. Schroeder**, A. Makowiecki**, M. Kelley**, R. Cole**, N. Malarich**, R. Wright, J. Porter, G. Rieker, “Temperature and concentration measurements in a high-pressure gasifier enabled by cepstral analysis of dual frequency comb spectroscopy,” accepted to  Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (2020).
  3. R. Cole**, A. Makowiecki**, N. Hoghooghi, and G. Rieker, “Baseline-free Quantitative Absorption Spectroscopy Based on Cepstral Analysis,” Optics Express 27, 37920-37939 (2019). N. Hoghooghi, R. Wright, A. Makowiecki**, W. Swann, E. Waxman, I. Coddington, and G. Rieker, “Coherent broadband cavity-enhanced dual-comb spectroscopy for detection of multiple gas species,” Optica 6, 28 (2019).