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Michelsen, Hope A.

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research overview

  • My research program is broadly focused on the formation, evolution, and environmental impact of carbonaceous particles under a wide range of conditions. This work involves studies of soot formation during combustion, black carbon and wildfire emissions and evolution in the atmosphere, particle synthesis under controlled conditions, and the associated production of hydrogen. It additionally entails development and deployment of laser- and X-ray-based diagnostics and instrumentation for combustion and atmospheric applications.


  • soot, black carbon, carbon black, biofuels, wildfires, carbon-neutral fuels


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courses taught

  • MCEN 3012 - Thermodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Explores fundamental concepts and basic theory, including first and second laws of thermodynamics, properties, states, thermodynamic functions and cycles. Same as GEEN 3852.
  • MCEN 5208 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Credit hours and subject matter to be arranged.
  • MCEN 5930 - Professional Internship
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    This class provides a structure for Mechanical Engineering graduate students to receive academic credit for internships with industry partners that have an academic component to them suitable for graduate-level work. Participation in the program will consist of an internship agreement between a student and an industry partner who will employ the student in a role that supports the academic goals of the internship. Instructor participation will include facilitation of mid-term and final assessments of student performance as well as support for any academic-related issues that may arise during the internship period. May be taken during any term following initial enrollment and participation in ME graduate programs. Department permission required to enroll.


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