Research Chemist with many years of experience in jet fuel chemistry and jet fuel microbiology. Much experience in jet fuel analysis, fuel additive testing and jet fuel property prediction.
Led the development of an HPLC method used to estimate jet fuel thermal stability, an important fuel property. Method resulted in peer-reviewed journal papers and multiple citations; method still in use.
Supervised a study which determined the effect of reducing the concentration of a fuel additive on microbial contamination levels in jet fuel. Significantly contributed to the Air Force decision to reduce the additive concentration, saving millions of dollars.
Co-led a study which determined the microbial contaminant consortia in jet fuel across national and international boundaries. Peer-reviewed journal paper and technical paper resulted.
Led an effort to characterize an alternative fuel using 13C NMR, GCxGC, and GC-MS. Assisted in an ongoing effort using 13C NMR to predict cetane number in jet fuel.
Operated and maintained specialized rigs to explore many aspects of jet fuel oxidation and deposition. Many peer-reviewed journal papers with multiple citations came from this work.
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