Increasing worldwide demand for energy and consequent energy-related emissions make research in Energy and Environment a topic of extreme importance. There is an urgent need for extensive research on alternative fuel sources, energy conversion processes, pollutant mitigation and on the development of future energy-efficient technologies. To create such new technology, both computational and experimental investigations have to be conducted – involving both fundamental science and application oriented research. Dr. Farouk’s expertise is in the general area of Reacting Thermal Fluid Sciences involving plasma, combustion multiphase reacting flow, chemical-kinetics-turbulence interaction and energy systems. His research interests are in multi-scale, multi-physics computational model development for studying complex phenomena e.g. plasma discharge, micro-nano scale systems. Computational modeling of these phenomena not only compliment experiments, but also delivers detailed insight into coupled physico-chemical phenomena.
Seminar sponsored by the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering