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McNAIR Center

Tanvir Farouk

Assistant Professor, Mechanical EngineeringFarouk

Phone: 803.777.3380

Office: 300 Main Street, Room A121
              Columbia, SC 29208


Increasing worldwide demand for energy and consequent energy-related emissions make research in Energy and Environment a topic of extreme importance. There is an urgent need for extensive research on alternative fuel sources, energy conversion processes, pollutant mitigation and on the development of future energy-efficient technologies. To create such new technology, both computational and experimental investigations have to be conducted – involving both fundamental science and application oriented research. Dr. Farouk’s expertise is in the general area of Reacting Thermal Fluid Sciences involving plasma, combustion multiphase reacting flow, chemical-kinetics-turbulence interaction and energy systems. His research interests are in multi-scale, multi-physics computational model development for studying complex phenomena e.g. plasma discharge, micro-nano scale systems. Computational modeling of these phenomena not only compliment experiments, but also delivers detailed insight into coupled physico-chemical phenomena.

Current focus areas are 1) High Carrier Density Fast Switching Plasma Devices 2) Plasma Assisted Combustion 3) Plasma Aided Fuel Reforming 4) Cool Flames 5) Multi component liquid droplet combustion 6) Surrogate Fuels for Turbine Applications 7) Alternative and Next Generation Fuels. For more information about research, teaching (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering) and graduate student openings, please visit RASAER (ReActing Systems and Advanced Energy Research) Lab.




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