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List of Awardees for Microgravity Combustion Science Grants

Benjamin Shaw
Regents of the University of California
Davis, CA 95616
"Reduced Gravity Studies of Soret Effects in Liquid Fuel Combustion"

Theodore Tsotsis
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089
"The study of reactive separations under microgravity conditions"


Lisa Pfefferle
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520
"Small-scale, Multipurpose Catalytic Reactor for Combustion, Fuel Processing and Product Synthesis in Space"

District of Columbia

Kazhikathra Kailasanath
Naval Research Laboratory
Washington, DC 20375
"Fire Suppression and Safety in Reduced Gravity Environments"

Elaine Oran
Naval Research Laboratory
Washington, DC 20375
"Exploration and Development of a Novel Micropropulsion Technique for Navigation in Low-Gravity Environments"


Bruce Linnell
Dynacs, Inc.
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
"Advanced Fire Detection in Enclosed Environments Via The Detection of Chemical Vapor Signatures From Pre-Combustion Processes Using Machine Olfaction"


Andrei Fedorov
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332
"MEMS-Enabled Processing of Liquid Fuels for Distributed Power Generation using Fuel Cells"


Kenneth Brezinsky
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL 60607
"High Pressure Studies of Carbon Monoxide Oxidation for Application to Mars Exploration"


Yudaya Sivathanu
En'Urga Inc.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
"Small Angle Scattering for the Characterization of Combustion Generated Particulate"


Gregory Linteris
BFRL, 8665, Gaithersburg, MD 20899
"Large-Scale Fire Dynamics in Spacecraft in Reduced Gravity"

Richard Roby
Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc.
Columbia, MD 21045
"Development of an Engineering Tool for the Determination of Suppression Device Placement in Reduced Gravity Environments"


James Driscoll
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
"A Flame Extinction Database for Unsteady Conditions Obtained Using a Flame-Vortex Experiment"

Gerard Faeth
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
"Chemically-Passive Suppression of Laminar Nonpremixed (Diffusion) Flames"

New Jersey

Yiguang Ju
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
"Studies of Thermal Radiation Effects on High Pressure Flame Dynamics"


Fletcher Miller
National Center for Microgravity Research
Cleveland, OH 44135
"Catalyzed Combustion for Extra-Terrestrial Applications"

Kurt Sacksteder
NASA Glenn Research Center
Cleveland, OH 44135
"Combustion in Artificial Gravity"

Fumiaki Takahashi
National Center for Microgravity Research
Cleveland, OH 44135
"Flame Stability, Spread, and Suppression"


Ajay Agrawal
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019
"High Speed Rainbow Schlieren Deflectometry to Quantify Buoyancy Effects in Transitional/Turbulent Gas Jet Flames"


Robert Pitz
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235
"Curved Laminar Flames in Microgravity"


Harsha Chelliah
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904
"Heterogeneous Combustion of Solid Fuel Particles Under Microgravity"


James Hermanson
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
"Modification of Turbulent Non-Premixed Flames by Pulsed Fuel Injection"