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Frederick L. Dryer

Frederick L. Dryer

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ph.D. 1972, Princeton University

Prof. Dryer’s research interests include: chemistry/chemical kinetics of alternative transportation fuels, high hydrogen content gaseous fuels for power generation, and hazardous waste materials; the fundamentals of formation/ignition/secondary atomization/liquid phase chemistry of conventional and synthetic fuel droplets as related to heavy industrial fuel combustion/emission control in gas turbine/reciprocating engines; gaseous and liquid fuel fire safety (on earth and in space environments); solid phase/gas phase interactions as related to particle burning phenomena and nanocatalytic combustion properties; nitrogen oxides, aerosol particulates, and other pollutant interactions in high-performance gas turbines; and non-petroleum-derived alternative fuels, their production, their chemical kinetic properties in petroleum blends, and their ability to address U.S. energy security and green house gas as well as other pollutant concerns. 
 

Prof. Dryer is a member of the Combustion Institute, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers (Fellow) and the National Fire Protection Association.

http://www.princeton.edu/mae/people/faculty/dryer/