Handbook of Combustion

Handbook of Combustion

Online ISBN: 9783527628148

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628148

Editors & Contributors


Maximilian Lackner is Lecturer at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, since 2005. He studied Technical Chemistry and received his PhD and habilitation from the same university. In 2008, he obtained a Global Executive MBA from LIMAK University in Linz. He is founder of two companies and a member of the advisory board of the Association of German Engineers (VDI). From 2004 to 2011, he held senior positions in the petrochemical industry in Europe and Asia. Lackner is author of several scientific works such as 11 book publications and over 80 journal contributions. His research interests are on combustion and ignition, laser diagnostics and antimicrobial surface modification.

Franz Winter is Professor at the Institute of Chemical Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology were he is head of the research group Reaction Engineering & Combustion and Deputy Scientific Director of the Doctoral College Energy Systems 2030. He obtained his academic degrees from the Vienna University of Technology and finished his habilitation in 2000. He was in charge of the Christian Doppler Laboratory of Chemical Engineering at High Temperatures from 2001-2008. He has authored more than 100 scientific contributions. His research is focused on energy and environmental technologies, power fuels, and metallurgical processes.

Avinash Kumar Agarwal is Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He received his PhD from the Center for Energy Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 1999. He did a postdoctoral fellowship at Engine Research Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, and was visiting professor at Vienna University of Technology and the University of Loughborough, UK. In 2001, he became assistant professor at his current institute. He is interested in the visualization of combustion processes with special focus on biofuels.

JoAnn Slama Lighty holds the chair of Chemical Engineering and is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Institute for Clean and Secure Energy (ICSE) at University of Utah, USA. She finished her PhD in 1988 at the same university and was the founding director of the Institute for Combustion and Energy Studies (now ICSE) from 2004-2007. In 2004, she became associate dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Engineering. She has (co-)authored more than 120 journal publications and is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Prof. Lighty's research interests are the formation and characterization of fine particulate matter via combustion and gasification systems and the monitoring of the fate of these particles.

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