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Christopher S. Goldenstein

Christopher Goldenstein

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: (765) 494-5660

Degrees

  • B.S.E in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2011
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2014

Research Interests

  • Laser-absorption spectroscopy, laser-induced fluorescence, & IR imaging sensors for gas temperature, pressure, velocity, and chemical species
  • Molecular spectroscopy, photophysics, & energy transfer in gases
  • Energetic materials (e.g., explosives & propellants) detection & combustion
  • Combustion and propulsion systems (small and large scale)
  • Biomedical sensing

Research Links

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2017 DTRA Young Investigator Award
  • 2013 Outstanding Paper Award, Measurement Science and Technology
  • 2009 Stanford University Robert Kleist fellowship recipient
  • 2009 Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan
  • 3-Time James B. Angell Scholar at the University of Michigan
  • 2006 George Landes Prize winner for excellence in technical writing

Ten Select Publications

C.S. Goldenstein, V.A. Miller, and R.K. Hanson, Infrared planar laser-induced fluorescence with a CW quantum-cascade laser for spatially resolved CO2 and gas properties, Applied Physics B 120 (2015) 185-199

M. Nations, S. Wang, C.S. Goldenstein, K. Sun, D.F. Davidson, J.B. Jeffries, and R.K. Hanson, Shock-tube measurements of excited oxygen atoms using cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy, Applied Optics, In Press

C.S. Goldenstein, R.M. Spearrin, J.B. Jeffries, and R.K. Hanson, Infrared laser absorption sensors for multiple performance parameters in a detonation combustor, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 35 (2015) 3739-3747

C.S. Goldenstein, C.A. Almodovar, J.B. Jeffries, R.K. Hanson, and C.M. Brophy, High-bandwidth scanned-wavelength-modulation spectroscopy sensors for temperature and H2O in a rotating detonation engine, Measurement Science & Technology 25 (2014) 105104

C.S. Goldenstein, R.M. Spearrin, J.B. Jeffries, and R.K. Hanson, Wavelength-modulation spectroscopy near 2.5 µm for H2O and temperature in high-pressure and –temperature gases, Applied Physics B 116 (2014) 705-716

C.S. Goldenstein, I.A. Schultz, R.M. Spearrin, J.B. Jeffries, and R.K. Hanson, Scanned-wavelength-modulation spectroscopy near 2.5 µm for H2O and temperature in a hydrocarbon-fueled scramjet combustor, Applied Physics B 116 (2014) 717-727

I.A. Schultz, C.S. Goldenstein, R.M. Spearrin, J.B. Jeffries, and R.K. Hanson, Multispecies mid-infrared absorption measurements in a hydrocarbon-fueled scramjet combustor, Journal of Propulsion and Power 30 (2014) 1595-1604

C.S. Goldenstein, C.L. Strand, I.A. Schultz, K. Sun, J.B. Jeffries, and R.K. Hanson, Fitting of calibration-free scanned-wavelength-modulation spectroscopy spectra for determination of gas properties and absorption line shapes, Applied Optics 53 (2014) 356-367

K. Sun, X. Chao, R. Sur, C.S. Goldenstein, J.B. Jeffries, and R.K. Hanson, Analysis of calibration-free wavelength-scanned-modulation spectroscopy for practical gas sensing using tunable diode lasers, Measurement Science & Technology 24 (2013) 125203

C.S. Goldenstein, I.A. Schultz, J.B. Jeffries, and R.K. Hanson, A two-color absorption spectroscopy strategy for measuring the column density and path-average temperature of the absorbing species in nonuniform gases, Applied Optics 52 (2013) 7950-7962