Office Location: ECME 210
Lab Location: ECME 217
Chemical kinetics, renewable fuels, combustion modeling, reactive flows
The Labbe Lab's research is focused on addressing critical issues with energy for transportation through the interface of chemistry and engineering. Our group works on the development of robust chemical kinetic models using state of the art theoretical methods to accurately unravel chemistry relevant to practical energy problems.
These computational models, combined with complimentary micro-reactor experiments to determine the short time scale chemical steps in combustion and low-pressure flat flame experiments to measure how the chemical composition of a flame changes from the burner to the exhaust, assist in unraveling the puzzle of how fuels operate in extreme temperature and pressure environments found in engines, turbines, and rocket thrusters.