The Laboratory’s research activities fall into the following areas:

  • Soot filters for diesel particulate emission control
  • Gaseous emission control technologies (HC, CO oxidation, NOx reduction)
  • Filter and membrane systems for hot-gas clean up
  • Catalytic nanoparticle synthesis by aerosol/combustion/wet chemistry-based routes
  • Spatially controlled coating and functionalization of porous materials
  • Multifunctional compact monolithic reactors
  • Solar thermal volumetric receivers for future power plants
  • Monolithic solar water splitting reactors for hydrogen production
  • Solar-assisted hydrocarbon reforming for hydrogen/carbon nanoparticle production
  • Material technologies for multi-fuel processors
  • Controlled nanoparticle generation, separation and measurement
  • Evaluation of size-specific biological effects of nanoparticles
  • Optical and laser diagnostics for particle measurement
  • Nanoparticle and gas sensors for on-board monitoring and control
  • Multi-sample testing units for fast screening of emission control devices
  • Discrete particle simulation (Monte Carlo, lattice Boltzmann, cellular automata and discrete element methods)
  • Computational fluid dynamics of entire engine exhaust systems
  • Simulation of fouling and slaging phenomena in solid fuel combustion
  • Simulation of aerosol reactors (multivariate population dynamics)