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Adams and Bastress Awards Given to CRF Staff Members

Post, November 29, 2012 • 2012 Adams & Bastress Award Winners The CRF is proud to announce the winners of the 2012 Adams and Bastress awards. The O.W. Adams Award, named after Bill Adams, DOE’s original CRF sponsor, was established in 1986 and is given each year to Sandians who have made exemplary research contributions...

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...

Coal Use and Carbon Capture Technologies

Post, July 31, 2012 • Coal is one of the most abundant fossil fuels and thus has a long history of use, from heating to steel production to power generation. Though coal use is both reliable and inexpensive, it is also a major producer of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Research into carbon capture and storage...
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CRF Article Chosen by The Journal of Chemical Physics to Commemorate 80th Anniversary

Post, October 18, 2013 • A 2012 article by CRF researchers David Chandler and the late Kevin Strecker, “Dual-etalon frequency-comb cavity ringdown spectrometer” was chosen by The Journal of Chemical Physics as one of 80 articles to highlight the 80 years of outstanding work published in the journal. Recently retired CRF researcher Steve Binkley is...
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CRF hosts Advisory Committee meeting

Post, April 8, 2013 • In January, Transportation Energy Center Director Bob Carling hosted a CRF Advisory Committee meeting. The two-day event featured research presentations on the Center for Infrastructure Research and Innovation, the Spray Combustion Consortium, measurement and modeling approaches to support climate mitigation, and diagnostics; visits to the Char Combustion lab, Advanced Imaging...
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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 Research Presented at Workshop on Advanced Computing for Energy Innovation

Post, September 4, 2012 • Work conducted by CRF researcher Jackie Chen and her collaborators Ramanan Sankaran (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Ray Grout (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), and John Levesque (Cray Supercomputing Center for Excellence) was presented at the DOE-sponsored Workshop on the Grand Challenges of Advanced Computing for Energy Innovation, held from July 31-August...

CRF Research Seeks to Improve Confidence in Large Eddy Simulations

Post, May 30, 2014 • Allowing solutions unattainable with direct numerical simulation and offering far greater accuracy than conventional engineering methods, large eddy simulation (LES) is now widely used for studying complex thermophysics in propulsion and power systems. However, because LES demands extremely complex tools, predictive LES has been problematic, leading to sometimes ambiguous results...
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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 honored at SAE World Congress

Post, May 22, 2012 • Three Sandians from the Engine Combustion group were honored at the 2012 SAE World Congress Awards Ceremony on April 24 in Detroit. Lyle Pickett was presented with the 2011 SAE John Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines, Ben Peterson received the Russell S. Springer Award, and Chuck Mueller...

Dennis Siebers hosts Advanced Engine Combustion program review

Post, April 8, 2013 • Engine Combustion manager Dennis Siebers hosted an Advanced Engine Combustion program review meeting from Feb. 5-7. Participants included researchers from the national labs, academia, and industry. Jackie O’Connor, Paul Miles, John Dec, Lyle Pickett, Cosmin Dumitrescu, Julien Manin, Magnus Sjoberg, Dipankar Sahoo, and Scott Skeen gave presentations on their research.

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...

Habib Najm, Lyle Pickett, and Chris Carlen receive 2014 CRF awards

Post, November 25, 2014 • Robert Barlow, left, was awarded the Combustion Institute’s Alfred C. Edgerton Gold Medal. To his right are this year’s CRF awards recipients, Lyle Pickett, Habib Najm, and Chris Carlen, who were chosen by their peers. (Photos by Dino Vournas) The CRF is proud to announce Habib Najm as the winner...
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Hope Michelsen Named to Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame

Post, February 27, 2013 • Hope Michelsen The Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame has named Sandia combustion and atmospheric scientist Hope Michelsen (8353) as the 2013 Outstanding Woman in Science. She is the first Sandian to receive this award. Hope is being honored for her combustion and atmospheric science research—specifically, her contributions to developing...

Leaner Lifted-Flame Combustion: An ideal companion for biofuels

Post, July 31, 2012 • When Aristotle said that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, he probably wasn’t thinking of engines and biofuels. But his famous quote applies perfectly to the synergy between Leaner Lifted-Flame Combustion (LLFC) and oxygenated biofuels. Each technology has its own limitations, but combining the two may...
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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...

Multi-disciplinary Research at Work: Combustion Exascale Co-Design Center Established

Post, March 21, 2012 • Combustion research has never been timelier; in an era when resources are limited, energy costs are rising, and environmental concerns demand consideration, top researchers must find new ways to maximize efficiency while minimizing costs. Combustion accounts for roughly 85% of the total energy used in the U.S.--developing technologies to improve...
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New Conceptual Insights into Diesel Engine Fuel-Injection Processes

Post, March 12, 2014 • By Joe Oefelein By combining advanced theory and high-fidelity large eddy simulation, CRF researchers Rainer Dahms and Joe Oefelein have provided new conceptual insights that promise to improve the understanding and prediction of fuel-injection processes at high-pressure diesel engine conditions. Their results, which were corroborated by experiments performed by CRF...
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New Polarized-Depolarized Measurement Capability Extends Use of Raman/Rayleigh Methods to More Flame Types

Post, February 26, 2014 • By Robert Barlow Allowing single-shot measurements of all major species in nonsooting flames of simple fuels, such as H2 and CH4, spontaneous Raman scattering has been a key CRF laser diagnostic technique for fundamental turbulent-combustion studies. However, laser-induced fluorescence from soot precursors tends to interfere significantly with Raman scattering signals—limiting...
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Robert Barlow Awarded Combustion Institute’s Alfred C. Egerton Gold Medal

Post, September 12, 2014 • Robert Barlow (left) with former Sandian and current research collaborator Simone Hochgreb of the University of Cambridge, who presented him with the Alfred C. Egerton Gold Medal at the 35th International Symposium on Combustion. Sandia National Laboratories scientist Robert Barlow was awarded the Alfred C. Egerton Gold Medal at the...
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The CRF Hosts the Livermore Rotary Club

Post, August 14, 2012 • Transportation Energy Center Director Bob Carling recently hosted a visit of nearly 100 members of the Livermore Rotary Club. Dr. Carling presented an overview of the Livermore Valley Open Campus and of the work done at Sandia/CA. CRF researchers then conducted tours of the Computational Combustion and Chemistry Lab, the...

The CRF Participates in 2012 DOE Annual Merit Review

Post, July 3, 2012 • Various staff members from the CRF participated in the 2012 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR). The AMR is sponsored by the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and the Vehicle Technologies Program. CRF researchers...
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