Researchers at Princeton have created a flame so cool that it would be possible to run your hand through it without getting burned.
Prof. Yiguang Ju played a key role in a recent NASA study aimed at charting the future of its space propulsion systems in the wake of the retirement of the shuttle system.
Young scientists flocked to Princeton University this summer for a primer on the science of combustion, a key field of research for developing alternative fuels and the engines that will burn them.
Princeton Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Fred Dryer has a lofty goal: end the nation's reliance on oil for jet travel.
Eighty five percent of the world's energy supply comes from burning fossil fuels, and this will most likely be the case for a few decades, according to assistant professor Yiguang Ju. In Princeton's mechanical and aerospace engineering department, Ju and Professors Frederick Dryer and Chung K. Law are making the best of that reality by studying the combustion of conventional and alternative fuels to harness their energy with maximum efficiency.