Research Group

Dr. Bret Windom – Principal Investigator

B.S. 2004, University of Florida – Mechanical Engineering
M.S. 2006, University of Florida – Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. 2009, University of Florida – Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information
Office Location: Engineering A103T
Phone: 970.491.7794
Fax: (970)491-3872
Curriculum Vitae

After receiving his Ph.D. degree from the University of Florida in August 2009, Dr. Bret Windom was awarded a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship to work at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, CO. At NIST, Dr. Windom carried out experiments to measure key physical properties of fuels as they relate to the energy conversion process.  Following his appointment at NIST, Dr. Windom performed a roving postdoctoral fellowship as part of the Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center at the University of Southern California and Princeton University where he studied high pressure and turbulent flame dynamics. In 2013, Dr. Windom began an Assistant Professorship in the Mechanical and Aerospace Department at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (UCCS) before arriving at Colorado State in 2016. Dr. Windom’s research encompasses applied and fundamental topics ranging from the characterization of alternative fuels to the analysis of reacting flow systems using advanced diagnostics and state of the art CFD tools. Dr. Windom is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Combustion Institute. In his free time,  he enjoys exploring the beautiful Colorado landscape and rooting for the Gators with his family.

CECL Personnel

Summer 2019

left to right: Diego Bestel, Mckay Stoker, Miguel Valles, Siddheseh Bhoite, Geet Padhi, Jesse Schulthess, Matt Kronwall, Elizabeth Browne, Bret Windom, and Radi Alsulami


Summer 2017left to right: Anish Jadhav, Danielle Bartholet, Stephen Burke, Bahar Abdollahipoor, Radi Alsulami, Mangesh Dake, and Bret Windom