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Patrick N. Kirchen
Assistant ProfessorMechanical Engineering
Faculty of Applied Science
Patrick's current research activities include internal combustion engine studies focusing on novel combustion strategies utilizing natural gas (NG) and biofuels, in particular the development of instrumentation, diagnostic techniques, and phenomenological models. He is developing a membrane reactor research program, with a focus on the surface fuel conversion processes and the development of practical reactor configurations for fuel conversion. Overarching interest is minimization of the environmental impact of practical heat and power production devices, with a focus on thermodynamic and fuel conversion processes.