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Aamir Farooq

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Physical Science and Engineering Division
Center membership : 
Clean Combustion


Chemical Kinetics and Laser Sensors Laboratory

Education Profile

  • ​​​​​​​Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2010
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2006
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, 2002

Research Interests

 
Dr. Farooq’s research interests are in the areas of energy sciences, combustion chemistry, spectroscopy and laser-based sensors. He is the principal investigator of Chemical Kinetics and Laser Sensors Laboratory and is affiliated with the Clean Combustion Research Center. Professor Farooq’s group focuses on the development and use of advanced experimental techniques to understand fundamental processes in traditional and renewable energy-conversion devices. The laboratory carries out experimental research on chemical kinetics using shock tubes and rapid compression machine. These idealized reactors enable the study of reaction kinetics, fuel chemistry, ignition properties, and emissions under conditions suitable for future high-efficiency, low-emission engines and gas turbines.

Professor Farooq is interested in the development of new laser-based sensors and their application to a variety of energy systems. These sensors are used to make in-situ measurements of various parameters of interest such as species concentration, gas temperature, flow velocity, mass flux, and particle number density. Small-sized quantum-cascade lasers are used to design highly sensitive sensors that are portable and can be applied directly in industrial settings. Also, Professor Farooq is interested in developing laser-based sensors for biomedical and environment–monitoring applications.

Selected Publications

  • ​​A. Alquaity, E. Essebbar, A. Farooq, “Sensitive and ultra-fast detection using pulsed cavity ringdown spectroscopy”, Optics Express 23 7217-7226 (2015)
  • R.S.M. Chrystie, E.F. Nasir, A. Farooq, “Ultra-fast and calibration-free temperature sensing in the intrapulse mode”, Optics Letters 39 6620-6623 (2014)
  • K. Owen, A. Farooq, “A calibration free ammonia breath sensor using a quantum cascade laser with WMS 2f/1f”, Applied Physics B 116 371:383 (2014)
  • J. Badra, F. Khaled, B.R. Giri, A. Farooq, “A shock tube study of the branching ratios of propene + OH reaction”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17 2421-2431 (2015)
  • J. Badra, A. Farooq, “Site-specific rate constant measurements for various secondary and tertiary H-abstraction by OH radicals”, Combustion and Flame 162 2034-2044 (2015)