Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Energy and Environment

Research Focus

Improvements in the efficiency of fossil fuel combustion, along with reductions in air pollutants like ultra-fine particulate matter, will be needed for energy generation and transportation. In addition, new energy sources will be required. The Energy and Environment group looks at fossil fuel combustion as well as wind energy, hydrogen and fuel cell systems to answer these challenges.

Research in air pollution involves strong collaborations with colleagues in biology to help in understanding the health impacts of energy use and the ensuing air pollutants, especially ultrafine particles.