Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Alternative Fuels Interactions with Fuel Systems"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2012 - DURI
Research area(s):
Alternative Fuels, Chemistry, BioFuels
Project Description:
Work with aviation and automotive fuels research teams to investigate the state of the art knowledge on alternative biofuels and their interactions with fuel systems components.
Expected Student Contributions:
Investigate the physical and chemical properties of alternative fuels from biological sources. Conduct literature review to determine the current research findings from studies investigating the interactions of biofuels and fuel system components. Identify frequently used materials in fuel systems. Identify issues and challenges in biofuel research and fuel systems interactions. Work with fuels researchers to identify and investigate challenges.
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Desired Qualifications:
Sophomore or higher with interest in biofuel, chemical interactions, and physical properties. Students in technology, sciences, engineering and agriculture are encouraged to apply. Creative minds and thirst for knowledge are critical.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 2 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Johnson, Mary
aviation technology

Student Supervisor

Mary E Johnson
Assoc Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Vahid Motevalli
Mechanical Engineering Technology/ Technology