Fuel Science Option

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The Fuel Science option provides advanced instruction and research in the characterization and utilization of fuels, with special emphasis on coal, petroleum and carbon-based materials. Graduates will be at the forefront of society's search for environmentally acceptable solutions to the ever-increasing energy problems of today. 

The training will prepare students for work in safeguarding the environment and providing society with energy technology choices to meet the ever-growing needs in areas such as fuel processing and use, and technology development.  The research focus in the Fuel Science option is the effective conversion and utilization of energy resources and carbon materials. Faculty have a wide variety of interests spanning coal science and technology, fuel conversion, hydrocarbon combustion, air pollution control and carbon materials.

Students select nine (9) credits from the following list:

  • F SC 503 - Analytic Methods in Fuel Science (3 credits) OR CH E 510 (MATSE 510) Surface Characterization of Materials
  • F SC 504 - Problems in Fuels Engineering (3 credits)
  • F SC 506 - Carbon Reactions (3 credits)
  • EME 570 (MATSE 570) Catalytic Materials (3) or Ch E 536 Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • CHE 544 - General Transport Phenomena or ChE 545 Transport Phenomenon 1 or ChE 546 Transport Phenomenon 2
  • M E 523 Numerical Solutions Applied to Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Problems