Welcome to the Chemical Energy Conversion Laboratory (CECL). The laboratory is led by Dr. Bret Windom, Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.
The CECL’s primary research focus is composed of three main thrusts built around understanding the chemical energy conversion process which occurs in our engines and power generating devices. These thrusts include (1) characterizing and measuring relevant fuel properties including those related to fuel vaporization and reactivity, (2) understanding the impact of these properties on the energy conversion process at real world operating conditions such as high Reynold’s numbers and pressure, and (3) the development and utilization of laser diagnostics to study reacting flows. At our laboratory we conduct experimental and modeling studies to investigate multiple aspects of the energy conversion process ranging from fuel processing to understanding the relevant factors which influence pollutant emissions, and everything in between. Click on the Research tab to find more information about specific research areas and representative projects.
If you are interested in the work carried out at the CECL and would like to learn more about the possibility of working here, please email Bret.Windom@colostate.edu to inquire about open positions.