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Welcome to Prof. Qiao's Propulsion and Energy Lab!

Professor Li Qiao’s research focuses on the development of new technologies and the understanding of basic science in the areas of fuels, combustion and sustainable energy.  Research interests include nanoscale energetic materials, alternative fuels, pre-chamber turbulent jet ignition for lean-burn natural gas and gasoline engines, transcritical and supercritical reacting flow in high-pressure propulsion systems, MEMS power devices, and novel laser and x-ray diagnostic methods.

Current research areas:

(1) Novel fuels and propellants for high-speed propulsion;
(2) Advanced ignition methods for internal combustion engines;
(3) Transcritical and supercritical reacting flows;
(4) Combustion at smaller scales;




PI: Li Qiao, Professor

School of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Purdue University