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Nicholas P. Cernansky

Frederic O. Hess Chair Professor of Combustion

Dr. Nicholas Cernansky

Office: Curtis Hall, 151B


Phone: 215-895-2284
Fax: 215-895-1478
Email: cernansk@coe.drexel.edu

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Specialization:

Combustion and Combustion Chemistry, Air Pollution Control, Propulsion Systems, Environmental Health, Alternative and Synthetic Fuels, Energy and Resource Utilization


Research Interests

Low and Intermediate Temperature Combustion of Hydrocarbons

Autoignition and Knock in Spark Ignition Engines

Homogeneous Change Compression Ignition (HCCI) Combustion Process

Formation and Control of Combustion Generated Emissions


Professional Societies

Air & Waste Management Association, American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society of Automotive Engineers, American Association of University Professors, The Combustion Institute, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Sigma Xi, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Order of the Engineer, American Society for Engineering Education, Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania

Academic Distinctions

2012- Recipient of the Internal Combustion Engine Award by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

2002- Selected as a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers

1989- Research Achievement Award, Drexel University

Publications

Wu, L., Lane, J., Cernansky, N.P., Miller, D.L., Fridman, A.A., Starikovskiy, A. Y, “Plasma-Assisted Ignition Kinetics below Self-Ignition Threshold in Methane, Ethane, Propane and Butane,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 33, 3219-3224, 2011. (doi:10.1016 / j.proci.2010.06.003)

Corrubia, J. A., Farid, F., Cernansky, N.P., Miller, D.L., “The Low to Intermediate Temperature Oxidation of n-Propylcyclohexane in a Pressurized Flow Reactor,” Paper No. 2A12, 7th U.S. National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Atlanta, GA, 20-23 Mar 2011.

Wu, L., Lane, J.L., Cernansky, N.P, Miller, D.L., Fridman, A.A., Starikovskiy, A.Y., “Time resolved PLIF and CRD diagnostics of OH radicals in the afterglow of plasma discharge in hydrocarbon mixtures,” Paper No. 2H15, 7th U.S. National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Atlanta, GA, 20-23 Mar 2011.

Lane, J.L., Cernansky, N.P., Miller, D.L., ”Cavity Enhanced Magneto-optic Rotation (CEMOR) of OH Radicals in a Methane/Air Flame,” Paper No. 2E17, 7th U.S. National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Atlanta, GA, 20-23 Mar 2011.

Gupta, A., Miller, D.L., Cernansky, N.P., ”Development of a Low-Temperature Hydrocarbon Kinetic Mechanism which forms Non-Alkylated Lactones,” Paper No. 1A08, 7th U.S. National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Atlanta, GA, 20-23 Mar 2011.

Wu, L., Lane, J.L., Cernansky, N.P, Miller, D.L., Fridman, A.A., Starikovskiy, A.Y., “Time resolved PLIF and CRD diagnostics of OH radicals in the afterglow of plasma discharge in hydrocarbon mixtures,” 20th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC), Philadelphia, PA, 24-29 July 2011.

Natelson, R. H., Kurman, M. S.,  Johnson, R. O., Cernansky, N. P. Miller, D.L., ”Preignition and Autoignition Chemistry of the Xylene Isomers,” Combustion Science and Technology 183, 9, 897-914, 2011. (doi:10.1080/00102202.2011.559952)

Wu, L., Lane, J.L., Cernansky, N.P., Miller, D.L., Fridman, A.A., Starikovskiy, A.Y., “Time Resolved PLIF Imaging of OH Radicals in the Afterglow of Nanosecond Pulsed Discharge Combustible Mixtures,” IEEE Trans on Plasma Science,Vol. 39, No. 11, 2604-2605, 2011. (doi:10.1109/TPS.2011.2160739)


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