Deanna Lacoste

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Physical Science and Engineering Division
Center membership :
Clean Combustion


Education Profile

  • Post-Doc in Optical Diagnostics, Ecole Centrale Paris, 2003-2004
  • Ph.D. Combustion, The Univ. of Poitiers, 2002
  • M.S. Aerodynamics, Combustion, and Thermodynamics, The Univ. of Poitiers, 1999
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, French Institute for Advanced Mechanical Engineering, 1998

Research Interests

Professor Lacoste‘s research interests are in plasma-assisted combustion and flame dynamics, with special emphasis on control of thermoacoustic instabilities by non-equilibrium plasma discharges. She is also interested in detonation and development of optical diagnostics for combustion and electrical discharges.

Selected Publications

  • D.A. Lacoste, J.P. Moeck, W.L. Roberts, S.H. Chung, M.S. Cha, Analysis of the step responses of laminar premixed flames to forcing by non-thermal plasma, Proc. Combust. Inst., In Press, 2016
  • T.F. Guiberti, M. Juddoo, D.A. Lacoste, M.D. Dunn, W.L. Roberts, A.R. Masri, Fuel effects on the stability of turbulent flames with compositionally inhomogeneous inlets, Proc. Combust. Inst., In Press, 2016
  • D.A. Lacoste, A. Bourdon, K. Kuribara, S. Stauss, K. Terashima, Pure air-plasma bullets propagating inside microcapillaries and in ambient air, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 23, 062006, 2014
  • F. Tholin, D.A. Lacoste, A. Bourdon, Influence of fast-heating processes and O atom production by a nanosecond spark discharge on the ignition of a lean H2-air premixed flame, Combust. Flame 161(5), 1235-1246, 2014
  • D.A. Lacoste, J.P. Moeck, D. Durox, C.O. Laux, T. Schuller, Effect of nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges on the dynamics of a swirl-stabilized lean premixed flame, J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 135, 101501, 2013