Research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory near Knoxville, TN.
My current work is developing computational models to simulate the fast pyrolysis of biomass in fluidized bed reactors. This research is part of the Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry for the U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office. I am also involved in various battery simulation activities as part of the Computer Aided Engineering for Batteries project.
I am also the developer of Un1ts and WeathrClip as well as the organizer of the Knoxville CocoaHeads and KnoxPy programming groups. Visit my GitHub profile to learn more about my coding projects and contributions.
Modeling the Impact of Biomass Particle Size Distribution and Shape on Heating Behavior During Fast Pyrolysis. TCS 2016 Symposium, Chapel Hill, NC, November 1-4, 2016.
Links to journal publications and original manuscripts are provided below. My publications are also referenced on Google Scholar. Contact me if you need access to an article.
Simulating Biomass Fast Pyrolysis at the Single Particle Scale. From the book "Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass", 2017, Chapter 11, pp. 231-253.
Low-Order Modeling of Internal Heat Transfer in Biomass Particle Pyrolysis. Energy Fuels, 2016, 30 (6), pp 4960–4969.
Development of a Low-Order Computational Model for Biomass Fast Pyrolysis: Accounting for Particle Residence Time. Technical Report, 2016, ORNL/TM-2016/69.
Coupling DAEM and CFD for simulating biomass fast pyrolysis in fluidized beds. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2016, 117, pp 176-181.
Biomass Particle Models with Realistic Morphology and Resolved Microstructure for Simulations of Intraparticle Transport Phenomena. Energy Fuels, 2015, 29 (1), pp 242–254.
System Modeling of ORNL's 20 MW(t) Wood-fired Gasifying Boiler. Conference: American Flame Research Committee, Pacific Rim Combustion Symposium, 2010.