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NSF/DOE awards advanced combustion research project

posted Jun 19, 2013, 3:09 PM by Samveg Saxena   [ updated Jun 19, 2013, 3:16 PM ]
A recent proposal led by Dr. Saxena to the National Science Foundation and US Department of Energy was selected through a highly competitive process to be funded. This research will play an important role in developing the next generation of engine technologies as an important step towards achieving the EPA 2025 targets of 54.5 mpg for cars and trucks. The funded research project will see the development of two advanced engine technology paths:
  1. Advanced compression ignition using partial fuel stratification.
  2. Lean spark-ignited engines using microwave-assisted spark ignition and partial fuel stratification.
The proposal, which is led by UC Berkeley, also involves partners at several research institutions, including MIT, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Sandia National Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Ricardo Engines.
The press release from Ricardo can be found here.