Combustion and Propulsion Research Lab
The Combustion and Propulsion Research Laboratory (CPRL) at IUPUI was established to advance novel technologies and basic research to support clean, safe, and efficient combustion processes and propulsion systems.
Innovative combustion technologies are being investigated for revolutionary engines with remarkably low energy consumption and environmental impact, reduction of noise in home furnaces, and avoiding fire disasters in spacecraft and buildings. Applications of combustion research include electric hybrid vehicles, electricity power plants, furnaces, and all types of aircraft engines.
Sophisticated optical diagnostic methods and high-fidelity computational methods are applied to fascinating and potentially useful oscillatory combustion.
- Wave Rotor Ignition Rig
- Oscillatory & Pulsed Combustion Rig
- Flame Diagnostic Instruments
- Wave Rotor Combustion Rig
Electrochemistry and Material Synthesis Lab
Location: IUPUI: ET116
- Solartron Electrochemical (1287 and 1470) interfaces and impedance (1260) analyzers
- Pine instrument Bipotentiostat
- Veeco's Nanoscope III Scanning Probe Microscope
- Glove-box for Li-battery research
Fuel Cell and Battery Assembly and Testing Lab
Location: IUPUI: ET114A
- Hot press equipment for making membrane electrode assembly
- Ethanol reformer to generate hydrogen
- Fuel cell testing equipment