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35th International Combustion Symposium a Resounding Success

Post, September 22, 2014 • Elaine Oran, a professor of engineering at the University of Maryland, gave the keynote address on “Understanding explosions: From catastrophic accidents to the creation of the universe.” (Photos by Dino Vournas) The 35th International Combustion Symposium, the premier conference on combustion science and application held on August 3–8 in San...
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April 2012

Post, May 3, 2012 • On April 10-12, CRF manager Damian Rouson and senior technical staff member Karla Morris taught an intensive workshop on object-oriented programming (OOP) in Fortran 2003 at the University of California at Berkeley. OOP aims to increase a program's maintainability in part by reducing cross-module data dependencies and to increase a...

Bob Hwang is New Transportation Energy Center Director

Post, February 11, 2014 • In December, Sandia National Laboratories announced the appointment of Bob Hwang as the new director of the Transportation Energy Center, which includes the Combustion Research Facility (CRF). Bob Carling, who served as director of the Transportation Energy Center from 2008 to 2013, retired in December after 37 years at Sandia....

Cellular Membrane Bending by Protein-Protein Crowding

Post, December 18, 2012 • Cellular membranes are made up of lipid bilayers that can be highly curved, an essential feature critical for processes such as endocytosis, organelle synthesis, cell division, and intracellular transport. Current understanding suggests that specialized proteins are responsible for membrane curvature through two mechanisms (Figure 1). The first is membrane scaffolding...
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CRF begins research for Clean Vehicles Consortium

Post, May 15, 2012 • In the fall of 2010, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the selection of three research consortia between the U.S. and China to advance clean energy in the areas of building energy efficiency, clean vehicles, and advanced coal technology. Sandia and the CRF are pleased to begin research in...

CRF Hosts Visitors from General Motors

Post, November 6, 2012 • CRF Hosts Visitors from General Motors Transportation Director Bob Carling, Senior Manager Dawn Manley, and Manager Dennis Siebers hosted two visitors from General Motors this summer. CRF researchers toured Mike Harpster, the director of the Propulsion Research Lab, and Paul Najt, group manager of the SI Engine Systems, through the...
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CRF Researcher on Organizing Committee for Turbulent (Non)Premixed Flames Workshop

Post, October 3, 2012 • CRF researcher Rob Barlow served on the organizing committee for the Turbulent (Non)Premixed Flames (TNF) workshop, held in Darmstadt, Germany from July 26-28, 2012. The TNF workshop, which was hosted by the Technical University of Darmstadt, was attended by several CRF researchers and focused on experimental and computation work in...

CRF Researchers Make Direct Kinetic Measurements of Criegee Intermediate

Post, May 29, 2013 • Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Combustion Research Facility, the University of Manchester, Bristol University, University of Southampton, and Hong Kong Polytechnic have successfully measured reaction rates of a second Criegee intermediate, CH3CHOO, and proven that the reactivity of the atmospheric chemical depends strongly on which way the molecule is twisted....
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CRF researchers visit NREL

Post, June 20, 2012 • Last month, Transportation Energy Center Director, Bob Carling, CRF manager Daniel Dedrick and staff researcher Aaron Harris met with Hydrogen Program Leadership at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The group discussed alignment of the Codes and Standards programs at both NREL and Sandia with respect to hydrogen safety.

CRF Reunion Luncheon Brings Together Staff, Retirees, Postdocs, and Visitors

Post, September 12, 2014 • With more than100 visiting researchers each year, many paths cross at the Combustion Research Facility. The CRF reunion luncheon, held during the 35th International Symposium on Combustion in San Francisco the first week of August, brought together a number of current staff, retirees, past and present postdocs, and other visitors....
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CRF staff participates in hydrogen and safety meeting

Post, June 20, 2012 • CRF manager Daniel Dedrick and researcher Isaac Ekoto participated in a recent meeting of the International Energy Agency. Hosted by Air Liquide in Paris, the meeting focused on Task 31 of the Hydrogen Implementing Agreement, which focuses on Hydrogen Safety. Researchers at the CRF are leading the subtask focused on...

CRF Visitor Program News Winter-Spring 2012

Post, May 1, 2012 • CRF Visitors Darwin Arifin Darwin Arifin is a return graduate student visitor from the University of Colorado. He will be participating in experiments related to the production of hydrogen and carbon monoxide via thermochemical redox cycles of ceria and doped ceria. Such thermochemical cycles are a means to produce precursors...
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CRF Visitors, January 2014

Post, March 12, 2014 • Adam Wahab 9/16/2013-1/21/2014 Host: Wayne Staats During a several-month visit, Adam Wahab assisted Wayne Staats, Jeff Koplow, Justin Vanness, and Ryan Gorman in developing a new lighting technology that uses a variant of the Sandia Cooler—a highly efficient heat exchanger for microelectronic devices—to cool the LED array. Specifically, Adam created...

CRF Visitors, March 2014

Post, May 5, 2014 • Xinyu Zhao Xinyu Zhao 1/13/14-3/7/14 Host: Jackie Chen Xinyu Zhao is a roving postdoctoral fellow at the Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center (a DOE-funded center led by Princeton University focused on predictive modeling to improve the design of advanced engines) who is co-mentored by Dan Haworth of Pennsylvania State University...

Dawn Manley supports Senatorial visit to China

Post, May 10, 2012 • Dawn Manley with Senator Bingaman (photo courtesy of Jonathan Black) Senior Manager Dawn Manley accompanied Senior New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman on his recent trip to Hong Kong and China to discuss their clean-energy landscape. The U.S. delegation sought to learn more about the policies and incentives that Hong Kong...
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Faculty and Students Pursue CRF Research under DOE Programs

Post, July 17, 2014 • Under the supervision of mentor Ethan Hecht, Samira Iqbal of Las Positas College works on a reactor that is used to characterize the kinetics of pulverized coal oxy-combustion under pressure. The DOE Office of Science Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) initiative maintains a decades-long legacy of developing the...
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February 2012

Post, April 25, 2012 • Senior manager of the Livermore Valley Open Campus, Andy McIlroy, presented a poster at the Industry-National Laboratory Workshop on Materials for Energy held at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from January 30-February 1. The poster, entitled “Clean and Efficient Combustion for Energy Security,” was featured in the session on Energy: grid, carbon...

February CRF Visitor Departures

Post, April 17, 2014 • Xiaoying Han Xiaoying Han 2/3/2014-2/14/2014 Host: Habib Najm As part of an ongoing collaboration with Habib Najm, Professor Xiaoying Han of Auburn University (Alabama) returned to the CRF to continue research on methods for model reduction in stochastic chemical systems. Prof. Han’s work is focused on developing a theoretical framework...

Future Physics Study Tour Welcomed

Post, August 30, 2011 • Each year, the Vereniging voor Technische Physica (VvTP), the student association for Applied Physics students at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, organizes an extended tour of top universities, high-technology multinationals and start-ups, and world-renowned research facilities. As part of this year’s tour, 29 undergraduate students and two professors...

Future scientists explore Sandia and the CRF

Post, April 29, 2011 • On April 28, nearly 200 daughters, sons, and family friends spent the morning at Sandia’s California laboratory with their parents, getting a look at where mom and dad work and engaging in activities around the site. As always the CRF was a major player, staging several popular demonstrations and exhibits....
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March 2012

Post, April 25, 2012 • On March 6, the Director of the Transportation Energy Center, Bob Carling, spoke on opportunities and challenges in transportation energy at the Satellite Kick-off Symposium for I2CNER: The International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research. Held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the event lasted two days and featured speakers...

New Diagnostic Capability Provides 3-D Measurements of Turbulent Flame Dynamics Using High-Repetition Rate Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry

Post, July 24, 2014 • Capturing turbulence–flame interaction structure and studying time–history effects requires high-speed volumetric measurements performed at repetition rates sufficiently fast to resolve the relevant flow time scales. Advances in the CRF’s imaging diagnostic capabilities are overcoming these challenges to provide a more complete picture of the structure and dynamics of turbulence–flame interactions....
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Portable Hydrogen Fuel Cell Unit to Provide Green, Sustainable Power to Honolulu Port

Post, April 3, 2014 • Clean hydrogen power that’s expected to lower emissions and reduce energy consumption will be coming to the Port of Honolulu in 2015 after the completion of a new fuel cell technology demonstration, one that could lead to a commercial technology for ports worldwide. A new fuel cell demonstration project led...
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