Fuel Chemistry Engineer and Computer Simulation of Chemically Reacting Flows

Technical Consultant #1554


Expertise

  • Chemically reactive flows.
  • Chemically reacting Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD.)
  • Diesel, Fischer-Tropsch, bio fuels chemical mechanisms.
  • Emissions and soot chemistry and volatile organic compounds (VOC) mechanisms.
  • Chemistry of Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD.)
  • Computer simulation.
  • Chemical kinetic mechanism testing and reduction.
  • Training course development.
  • Expert witness on matters related to fluid dynamics and chemical reactive flows.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, CEO, 2008 - Present

  • Founder of company that promotes computer modeling of chemically reactive flows.
  • Fuel combustion simulations and analysis.
  • Training and consulting to engineers in chemical, automotive, gas-turbine, materials and microelectronic industries.

Reaction Design, San Diego, CA, 2005 - 2008

Sales and Marketing Engineer

  • Liaison between sales, marketing and software development teams.
  • Created and ran the company software training programs (including the training of new engineers, sales/marketing teams, distributors and customers) in the areas of reactive flows.
  • Developed technical marketing support material such as presentations, press releases, and application briefs for chemical, automotive, gas-turbine, materials and microelectronic industries.
  • Created and implemented Alpha and Beta testing programs for new software products.
  • Directly responsible for increasing revenue as the technical person on the sales team.

Development and Research Engineer

  • Created chemical kinetic mechanisms for combustion of diesel, bio fuels, Fischer-Tropsch and surrogate fuels.
  • Developed and ran computer-based experiments in catalytic combustion and surface chemistry of CVD and ALD processes.
  • Developed skeletal and reduced chemistry mechanisms for use in CFD simulations.

University of California, San Diego, CA, 2001 - 2005

  • Researcher, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

NASA, Kennedy Space Center, FL, 2000

  • Intern, Spaceflight and Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP)

University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1998 - 1999

  • Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Acoustics)

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Membership Chair American Chemical Society Section
  • Member of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Member of the Combustion Institute
  • Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Credentials

  • Panelist, National Science Foundation, NSF Review Panel on Materials and Combustion.
  • Women in Combustion Group Organizer, 2007 Joint Meeting of U.S. Sections of Combustion Institute.

Publications

  • Ten publications and numerous invited presentation.

Education

  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego, CA
  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego, CA
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
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