Steven F. Son
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
- B.S. Brigham Young, '89
- M.S. Brigham Young, '89
- Ph.D. University of Illinois, '93
- Multiphase combustion, particularly related to propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics
- Nanoscale composite energetic materials
- Advanced energetic materials
- Microscale combustion
Awards and Recognitions
Ten Select Publications
R. Dye, T. Foley, V. Sanders, K. Higa and S. F. Son, "Desensitization and Recovery of Metatable Intermolecular Composites," U. S. Patent #7789981, Issued Sept. 7, 2010.
A. S. Shteinberg, Y.-C. Lin, S. F. Son, and A. S. Mukasyan, "Kinetics of high temperature reaction in Ni-Al system: Influence of mechanical activation," Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol. 114, iss. 20, p.6111-6116, 2010.
J. D. E. White, R. V. Reeves, S. F. Son, and A. S. Mukasyan, "Thermal Explosion in Al-Ni System: Influence of Mechanical Activation," Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol.113, iss.48, p.13441-13447, 2010.
A. S. Mukasyan, J. D. E. White, D. Y. Kovalev, N. A. Kochetov, V. I. Ponomarev, and S. F. Son, "Dynamics of phase transformation during thermal explosion in the Al-Ni system: Influence of mechanical activation," Physica B-Condensed Matter, Vol.405, iss.2, p.778- 784, 2010.
J. L. Sabourin, B. W. Asay, R. A. Yetter, G. A. Risha, and S. F. Son, "Effect of Nanoaluminum and Fumed Silica Particles on Deflagration and Detonation of Nitromethane," Propellants, Explosives and Pyrotechnics, Vol.34, iss.5, p.385-393, 2009.
R. V. Reeves, S. F. Son, J. White, A. S. Mukasyan, E. M. Dufrensene and K. Fezzaa, "Microstructural transformations and kinetics of high-temperature heterogeneous gasless reactions by high-speed x-ray phase-contrast imaging," Physical Review B, Vol.80, iss.22, p. 224103, 2009.
J. Y. Malchi, J. Prosser, R. A. Yetter, S. F. Son, and G. A. Risha, "Realizing Microgravity Flame Spread Characteristics at 1g Over a Bed of Nano-aluminum Powder," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 32, pt.2, p.2437-2444, 2009.
G. M. Dutro, R. A. Yetter, G. A. Risha, and S. F. Son, "The Effect of Stoichiometry on the Combustion Behavior of a Nanoscale Al/MoO3 Thermite," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 32, pt.2, p.1921-1928, 2009.
R. A. Yetter, G. A. Risha, and S. F. Son, "Metal Particle Combustion and Nanotechnology," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 32, pt.2, p.1819-1838, 2009.