Professor Daily's work mainly involves biomass gasification, wildfire modeling the development MEMS based space propulsion and fuel injection devices and medical devices. As part of these activities he uses various numerical tools including molecular modeling methods to calculate thermodynamic properties, study nanoscale dynamics of droplets and aerosols, estimate chemical reaction rates and calculate flows in combustion devices. His students have been engaged in both laboratory and theoretical/numerical analysis. In 2008, he and colleagues from the Health Sciences Center obtained funding from an investment firm to start a company, Precision Biopsy Inc., to further develop a prostate cancer detection methodology based on intellectual property licensed by the University and work on the technology is ongoing.
Combustion, propulsion, energy, MEMS devices for aerospace applications, medical measurement technology
MCEN 5022 - Classical Thermodynamics
First and second laws of thermodynamics. Entropy and availability. Cycle analysis. Thermodynamic properties of pure substances and mixtures. Property relations. Chemical reactions and chemical availability. Energy systems analysis.
MCEN 5122 - Statistical Thermodynamics
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Axiomatic formulation of macroscopic thermodynamics. Quantum mechanical description of atomic and molecular structure. Statistical mechanics description of thermodynamic properties of gases, liquids and solids. Elementary kinetic theory of gases and evaluation of transport properties. Department enforced requisite: undergraduate thermodynamics.