Kinetics and Process Engineering

Algae research underway at UDRI

Looking Towards a Cleaner Future

UDRI’s Kinetics and Process Engineering researchers conduct both fundamental and applied research in order to solve pressing issues in environmental and green energy technologies. We support efforts to move away from fossil fuel use, collaborate with other UDRI researchers, and find ways to enhance and use processes in nature in order to generate energy in both an economically and environmentally friendly manner.


Using our specialized expertise, we perform work in the following areas:

  • Algae biomass to biocrude and bioproducts generation
  • Alternative fuel synthesis
  • Biogas
  • Catalyst assessment/development
  • CO2 sequestration
  • Combustion characterization
  • Engine performance assessments
  • Fuel-efficient and cleaner-burning engine technologies
  • Fuels upgrading
  • Pollutant formation, reduction, and characterization from chemical and other waste disposal
  • Reaction kinetics and kinetic model development and validation
  • Waste to energy and hydrogen fuel technologies
  • Wastewater treatment

We also use various simulation tools such as ASPEN Hysis, Fluent, molecular dynamic and ReaxFF in our work and have the expertise in designing and building reactors/systems to scale up processes. In addition, we perform shock tube research for combustion and most recently focused efforts on shock tunnels for generating high-enthalpy hypersonic flow for aerothermodynamic measurements.

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