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Professor, “Emeritus” Robert Dibble

Professor R. W. Dibble is the principal investigator of the Combustion Analysis group. His main area of research is the internal combustion engine. He is also the leading scientist behind the development of the Argon Power Cycle technology.

Research Description:

Laser diagnostics in turbulent reactive flows, generation of “green” fuels from biomass, including ethanol and bioDiesel mitigation of greenhouse gases, highest efficiency and lowest pollution combustion of fuels derived from biomass, combustion issues related to global warming, conversion of waste heat to power via Organic Rankine Cycle ( ORC ), spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, turbulent combustion, optics and electronics. Combustion in turbine engines, combustion of oxygenates and biodeisel fuel in diesel engines. Combustion in new engine concept of Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI).