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INTEREST AREAS

Combustion, propulsion, shock waves, chemical kinetics, solid rocket propellants, laser diagnostics, spectroscopy, compressible flow, shock tubes, gas turbine combustion, fluid mechanics, aerosols, advanced additives, high-speed aerodynamics, and liquid rocket combustion.

EDUCATION
  • Stanford University, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (1998)
  • University of Florida, M.S., Mechanical Engineering (1990)
  • University of Central Florida, B.S., Mechanical Engineering (1988)
EXPERIENCE

  • Texas A&M, Mechanical Engineering, Professor (Sept. 2012 - present)
  • Texas A&M, Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor (Jan 2008 - Aug 2012)
  • Central Florida, MMAE, Associate Professor (May 2006 - Dec 2007)
  • Central Florida, MMAE, Assistant Professor (Aug 2001 - April 2006)
  • University of California, Irvine, MAE, Lecturer (Sep 1998 - Dec 2000)
  • Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo CA, Research Scientist (May 1997 - Aug 2001)
  • Stanford, HTGL, ME, Research Assistant (June 1993 - May 1997)
  • Pratt & Whitney, West Palm Beach FL, Analytical Engineer (May 1990 - Jun 1993)
  • Florida, Mechanical Engineering, Research Assistant (Aug 1988 - May 1990)


HONORS AND AWARDS
  • TEES Fellow (2011)
  • ASME Fellow (2010)
  • Leland T. Jordan Career Development Professorship (2010)
  • Teaching Excellence Award (Fall 2009)
  • Best Paper Award, ASME Turbo Expo (2009)
  • TAMU Laboratory of the Month (May 2009)
  • Research Incentive Award, UCF (2007)
  • Oustanding Researcher Award, UCF (2006)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2006-2011)
  • Professor of the Year, MMAE, UCF (2003, 2005, 2006)
  • Advisor of the Year, MMAE, UCF (2004)
  • Performance Award, Aerospace Corp. (1998, 2000)
  • Chuck Hawley Seminar Award, Stanford (1995)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award (1991)
  • United Technologies Propulsion Research Fellow (1988-1990)
  • Florida Graduate Scholars' Fund Fellow (1988-1990)
  • INPO Scholarship (1986-1988)
RECENT PUBLICATIONS
  • E. Petersen, M. Kopp, N. Donato, and F. Güthe, “Assessment of Current Chemiluminescence Kinetics Models at Engine Conditions,” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 134, May, 2012, p. 051501.
  • D. L. Reid, K. R. Kreitz, M. A. Stephens, J. E. S. King, P. Nachimuthu, E. L. Petersen, and S. Seal, “Devel¬op¬ment of Highly Active Titania-Based Nanoparticles for Energetic Materials,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 115, No. 21, 2011, pp. 10412-10418.
  • W. Lowry, J. de Vries, M. Krejci, E. Petersen, Z. Serinyel, W. Metcalfe, H. Curran, and G. Bourque, “Laminar Flame Speed Measurements and Modeling of Pure Alkanes and Alkane Blends at Elevated Pressures,” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 133, 2011, pp. 091501-9.
  • C. Frazier, M. Lamnaouer, E. Divo, A. Kassab, and E. Petersen, “Effect of Wall Heat Transfer on Shock-Tube Test Temperature at Long Times,” Shock Waves, Vol. 21, 2011, pp. 1-17.
  • W. B. Lowry, Z. Serinyel, M. C. Krejci, H. J. Curran, G. Bourque, and E. L. Petersen, “Effect of Methane-Dimethyl Ether Fuel Blends on Flame Stability, Laminar Flame Speed, and Markstein Length,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 33, Issue 1, 2011, pp. 929-937.
  • C. J. Aul, M. W. Crofton, J. D. Mertens, and E. L. Petersen, “A Diagnostic for Measuring H2O2 Concentration in a Shock Tube Using Tunable Laser Absorption Near 7.8 ?m,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 33, Issue 1, 2011, pp. 709-716.
  • B. Rotavera, P. Diévart, C. Togbé, P. Dagaut, and E. L. Petersen, “Oxidation Kinetics of n-Nonane: Measurements and Modeling of Ignition Delay Times and Product Concentrations,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 33, Issue 1, 2011, pp. 175-183.
  • J. de Vries, W. B. Lowry, Z. Serinyel, H. J. Curran, and E. L. Petersen, “Laminar Flame Speed Measurements of Dimethyl Ether in Air at Pressures up to 10 atm,” Fuel, Vol. 90, Issue 1, 2011, pp. 331-338.
  • T. E. Sammet, M. A. Stephens, E. L. Petersen, and B. A. Corbin, “Assessing the Mixedness of Composite Solid Rocket Propellants Using Fluorescent Particles,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 26, No. 5, 2010, pp. 987-992.
  • D. Healy, N. S. Donato, C. J. Aul, E. L. Petersen, C. M. Zinner, G. Bourque, and H. J. Curran, “Isobutane Ignition Delay Time Measurements at High Pressure and Detailed Chemical Kinetic Simulations,” Combustion and Flame, Vol. 157, 2010, pp. 1540-1551.
  • D. Healy, N. S. Donato, C. J. Aul, E. L. Petersen, C. M. Zinner, G. Bourque, and H. J. Curran, “n-Butane: Ignition Delay Measurements at High Pressure and Detailed Chemical Kinetic Simulations,” Combustion and Flame, Vol. 157, 2010, pp. 1526-1539.
  • M. Stephens, T. Sammet, E. Petersen, R. Carro, S. Wolf, and C. Smith, “Performance of Ammonium-Perchlorate-Based Composite Propellant Using Nanoscale Aluminum,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 26, No. 3, 2010, pp. 461-466.
  • M. A. Stephens, E. L. Petersen, R. Carro, D. L. Reid, and S. Seal, “Multi-Parameter Study of Nanoscale TiO2 and CeO2 Additives in Composite AP/HTPB Solid Propellants,” Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, Vol. 35, Issue 2, 2010, pp. 143-152.
  • D. Healy, M. M. Kopp, N. L. Polley, E. L. Petersen, G. Bourque, and H. J. Curran, “Meth¬ane¬/n-Butane Ignition Delay Measurements at High Pressure and Detailed Chemical Kinetic Simulations,” Energy & Fuels, Vol. 24, 2010, pp. 1617-1627.
  • D. Healy, D. M. Kalitan, C. J. Aul, E. L. Petersen, G. Bourque, and H. J. Curran, “Oxidation of C1-C5 Alkane Quinternary Natural Gas Mixtures at High Pressures,” Energy & Fuels, Vol. 24, 2010, pp. 1521-1528.
  • N. Donato, C. Aul, E. Petersen, C. Zinner, H. Curran, and G. Bourque, “Ignition and Oxidation of 50/50 Butane Isomer Blends,” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 132, Issue 5, 2010, pp. 051502-9.
  • G. Bourque, D. Healy, H. Curran, C. Zinner, D. Kalitan, J. de Vries, C. Aul, and E. Petersen, “Ignition and Flame Speed Kinetics of Two Natural Gas Blends with High Levels of Heavier Hydrocar¬bons,” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 132, 2010, pp. 021504-11.
  • E. L. Petersen, “Interpreting Endwall and Sidewall Measurements in Shock-Tube Ignition Studies,” Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 181, 2009, pp. 1123-1144.
  • M. A. Stephens, E. L. Petersen, D. L. Reid, R. Carro, and S. Seal, “Nano Additives and Plateau Burning Rates in Ammonium-Perchlorate-Based Composite Solid Propellants,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 25, No. 5, 2009, pp. 1068-1078.
  • M. Lamnaouer, R. C. Ryder, A. Brankovic, and E. L. Petersen, “Reduced Combustion Time Model for Methane in Gas Turbine Flow Fields,” Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2009, pp. 145-155.
  • J. D. Mertens, D. M. Kalitan, A. B. Barrett, and E. L. Petersen, “Determination of the Rate of H + O2 + M ? HO2 + M (M = N2, Ar, H2O) from Ignition of Syngas at Practical Condi¬tions,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 32, 2009, pp. 295-303.
  • B. Rotavera, A. Kumar, S. Seal, and E.L. Petersen, Effect of Ceria Nanoparticles on Soot Inception and Growth in Toluene/Oxygen/Argon Mixtures, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 32, 2009, pp. 811-819.
  • J.D. Mertens, D.M. Kalitan, A.B. Barrett, and E.L. Petersen, Determination of the Rate of H + O2 + M = HO2 + M (M = N2, Ar, H2O) from Ignition of Syngas at Practical Condi-tions, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 32, 2009, pp. 295-303.
  • N.S. Donato and E.L. Petersen, Simplified Correlation Models for CO/H2 Chemical Reaction Times, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 33, No. 24, 2008, pp. 7565-7579.
  • D. Healy, H.J. Curran, S. Dooley, J.M. Simmie, D.M. Kalitan, E. Petersen, and G. Bourque, Methane/Propane Mixture Oxidation at High Pressures and at High, Intermediate and Low Temperatures, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 155, 2008, pp. 451-461.
  • D. Healy, H.J. Curran, J.M. Simmie, D.M. Kalitan, C.M. Zinner, A.B. Barrett, E.L. Petersen, and G. Bourque, Methane/Ethane/Propane Mixture Oxidation at High Pressures and at High, Intermediate and Low Temperatures, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 155, 2008, pp. 441-448.
  • D.M. Kalitan, J.D. Mertens, M.W. Crofton, and E.L. Petersen, Ignition and Oxidation of Lean CO/H2 Fuel Blends in Air, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 23, No. 6, 2007, pp. 1291-1303.
  • T. Lieuwen, V. McDonell, E. Petersen, and D. Santavicca, Fuel Flexibility Influences on Premixed-Combustor Blowout, Flashback, Autoignition, and Instability, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 130, 2008, pp. 011506-10.
  • E.L. Petersen, J.M. Hall, S.D. Smith, J. de Vries, A.R. Amadio, and M.W. Crofton, Ignition of Lean Methane-Based Fuel Blends at Gas Turbine Pressures, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 129, 2007, pp. 937-944.
  • J. de Vries, J.M. Hall, S.L. Simmons, M.J.A. Rickard, D.M. Kalitan, and E.L. Petersen, Ethane Ignition and Oxidation behind Reflected Shock Waves, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 150, 2007, pp. 137-150.
  • D.L. Reid, A.E. Russo, R.V. Carro, M.A. Stephens, A.R. LePage, T.C. Spalding, E.L. Petersen, and S. Seal, Nanoscale Additives Tailor Energetic Materials, Nano Letters, Vol. 7, No. 7, 2007, pp. 2157-2161.
  • E.L. Petersen, D.M. Kalitan, A. Barrett, S.C. Reehal, J.D. Mertens, D.J. Beerer, R. Hack, and V. McDonell, New Syngas/Air Ignition Data at Elevated Pressure and Comparison to Current Kinetics Models, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 149, 2007, pp. 244-247.
  • E.L. Petersen, D.M. Kalitan, S.L. Simmons, G. Bourque, H.J. Curran, and J.M. Simmie, Methane/Propane Oxidation at High Pressures: Experimental and Detailed Chemical Kinetic Modeling, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 31, 2007, pp. 447-454.
  • J. de Vries and E.L. Petersen, Autoignition of Methane-Based Fuel Blends under Gas Turbine Conditions, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 31, 2007, pp. 3163-3171.
  • A.R. Amadio, M.W. Crofton, and E.L. Petersen, Test-Time Extension behind Reflected Shock Waves using CO2-He and C3H8-He Driver Mixtures, Shock Waves, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2006, pp. 157-165.
  • J.M. Hall and E.L. Petersen, An Optimized Kinetics Model for OH Chemiluminescence at High Temperatures and Atmospheric Pressures, International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, Vol. 38, 2006, pp. 714-724.
  • E.L. Petersen and R.K. Hanson, Measurements of Reflected-Shock Bifurcation Over a Wide Range of Gas Composition and Pressure, Shock Waves, Vol. 15, 2006, pp. 333-340.
  • J.M. Hall, S.C. Reehal, and E.L. Petersen, Kinetics of OH Chemiluminescence in the Presence of Silicon, Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 425, 2006, pp. 229-233.
  • D.M. Kalitan, J.M. Hall, and E.L. Petersen, Ignition and Oxidation of Ethylene-Oxygen-Diluent Mixtures with and without Silane Addition, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 21, No. 6, 2005, pp. 1045-1056.
  • E.L. Petersen, M.J.A. Rickard, M.W. Crofton, E.D. Abbey, M.J. Traum, and D.M. Kalitan, A Facility for Gas- and Condensed-Phase Measurements behind Shock Waves, Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 16, 2005, pp. 1716-1729.
  • J.M. Hall, M.J.A. Rickard, and E.L. Petersen, Comparison of Characteristic Time Diagnostics for Ignition and Oxidation of Fuel/Oxidizer Mixtures Behind Reflected Shock Waves, Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 177, 2005, pp. 455-483.
  • M.W. Crofton and E.L. Petersen, Frequency Modulation Spectroscopy in a Particle-Forming Environment for the Detection of SiH2, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 30, 2005, pp. 1583-1589.
  • M.J.A. Rickard, J.M. Hall, and E.L. Petersen, Effect of Silane Addition on Acetylene Ignition behind Reflected Shock Waves, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 30, 2005, pp. 1915-1923.
  • E.L. Petersen, D.M. Kalitan, and M.J.A. Rickard, Reflected Shock Ignition of SiH4/H2/O2/Ar and SiH4/CH4/O2/Ar Mixtures, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2004, pp. 665-674.
  • E.L. Petersen and M.W. Crofton, Measurements of High-Temperature Silane Pyrolysis Using SiH4 IR Emission and SiH2 Laser Absorption, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol. 107, No. 50, 2003, pp. 10988-10995.
  • E.L. Petersen, M.J.A. Rickard, and R.P. Welle, High-Temperature Nonreacting Flow Fields Generated by a Hypersonic Chemical Laser Nozzle, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2003, pp. 420-422.

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