Energy Research at the University of Washington

John C. Kramlich

Energy Research Area: Combustion; advanced energy conversion systems; environmental emissions control; algae-based biofuels; conventional biofuels

College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

I work on systems that turn raw energy resources into useful energy outputs. These processes include combustion, heat recovery and energy harvesting (e.g., advanced cycles, engines, thermoelectrics), and availability recovery (e.g., solid oxide fuel cell cycles). We emphasize the control of environmental pollutants. Past and present projects include mercury capture in combustion processes; the formation of submicron mineral aerosols in biomass and coal combustion; the control of carbon particles in wood burning hydronic furnaces; and the control of NOx emissions when using alternate fuels in gas turbine combustors. I have worked in industrial research for 12 years with a subsidiary of GE Energy Systems before joining the UW. Thus, much of my research relates to using fundamentals to solve practical industrial problems.

Furnace System used to characterize fuel performance and emissions
Furnace System used to characterize fuel performance and emissions

Research Images

Electric furnace used to study mercury reactions in combustion systems

Campus and Other Collaborators/Partners

Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.