New technologies are required to meet tomorrow’s need for clean energy
The Kumfer Group conducts fundamental and applied research for innovative combustion solutions

Over 90% of the world’s energy requirements are met by harnessing the power from combustion.  The combustion of fuels provides a multitude of basic modern human needs, including power generation, transportation, home heating and cooking, and it is critical in many industrial processes.  With such far-reaching applications and use, combustion has become inextricably linked to environment.  New challenges are presented to improve performance and further reduce the emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.

In this group, we study and develop novel combustion technologies to meet our future needs for clean, reliable, and affordable energy.  Research topics include:

  • oxy-combustion for capture of carbon dioxide,
  • integration of energy storage with power plants,
  • application of AI to optimize performance,
  • combustion of engineered renewable fuels,
  • control of gaseous and particulate pollutants,
  • linkages to health effects.

NEWS & EVENTS

March 2024

NEWLY PUBLISHED

Combustion conditions influence toxicity of flame-generated soot

October 2023

SHUBHAM SHARMA RECEIVES AAAR STUDENT POSTER AWARD

Design of a Coupled Flame and Cell Exposure System for Study of Combustion Particle Toxicity

September 2022

DOE TO SUPPORT HYDROGEN PRODUCTION FROM BIOMASS

Prof. Vijay Ramani will lead our new project to develop an electrochemical pump for simultaneous hydrogen purification and compression. Announcement, Project Summary

August 2022

NEW GRANT FOR RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS

Kumfer group is participating in a DOE project led by Prof. Jason He to upgrade biogas using flame-generated adsorbents. News, Announcement & Summary

June 2022

WELCOME MS CANDIDATES

Pragya Parihar & Aakriti Bagla

March 2021

CHECK OUT OUR NEW SOOT FORMATION MODEL

10.1016/j.combustflame.2021.02.029

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