My work mainly involves biomass gasification and the development MEMS based space propulsion and fuel injection devices. As part of these activities I have been using molecular modeling methods to calculate thermodynamic properties, study nanoscale dynamics of droplets and aerosols, and to estimate chemical reaction rates. My students have been engaged in both laboratory and theoretical/numerical analysis. In 2008, I 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