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JASON M. PORTER

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
USA
Tel: (303) 273-3683
Email: jporter@mines.edu

Education

Brigham Young University, B.S., 2003
The University of Texas at Austin, M.S., 2005
Stanford University, Ph.D., 2010

Research Interests

Dr. Porter's research can be broadly grouped into two efforts: 1) developing optical diagnostics for in-situ detection and control of complex energy conversion technologies, and 2) studying fundamental transport and chemical kinetics for improved efficiency and reduced pollution in energy conversion. Technologies studied include: room-temperature ionic liquids, sodium-ion batteries, diesel spray combustion, gasification, steam-methane reforming, PEM fuel cell manufacturing, and solar photovoltaic manufacturing. A significant research focus is in gasification of biomass, coal, and waste streams to produce syngas - a potentially much cleaner process than direct combustion. A laboratory-scale high-pressure entrained-flow gasifier serves as a test bed for many fundamental gasification studies, including two current projects studying char gasification kinetics and hydrogen separation membranes.

Curriculum Vitae