2012 Director's Awards for Exceptional Achievement: Tech Transfer - May 18th 2012
Entrepreneurism and development of relationships with industry
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Director's Award for Exceptional Achievement - May 15th 2012
For his 20-year long efforts to commercialize low swirl combustion, which led to adoption of this low emission technology in the area of industrial and commercial heating.
World Technology Network Fellow - July 17th 2009
For "doing the innovative work of 'the greatest likely long-term significance'" in the "Environment" category.
2007 R&D 100 Award - July 05th 2007
For Low Swirl Injector for Fuel-Flexible Near-Zero-Emission Gas Turbines, a technology that significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions and pollution from gas turbines used to produce electricity, or from any stationary combustion system in which it is incorporated.
A high turndown, ultra low emission low-swirl burner for natural gas, on-demand water heaters
Self-induced unstable behaviors of CH4 and H2/CH4 flames in a model combustor with a low-swirl injector
Effects of Hydrogen on the Thermo-Acoustics Coupling Mechanisms of Low-Swirl Injector Flames in a Model Gas Turbine Combustor
Flashback, Blow out, Emissions and Turbulent Displacement Flame Speed Measurements in a Hydrogen and Methane Fired Low-Swirl Injector at Elevated Temperatures and Pressures”
Effects of Combustor Geometry on the Flowfields and Flame Properties of A Low-Swirl Injector
Laboratory Study of Premixed H2-Air and H2-N2-Air Flames in a Low-Swirl Injector for Ultra-Low Emissions Gas Turbines
Laboratory Studies of the Flow Field Characteristics of Low-Swirl Injectors for Application to Fuel-Flexible Turbines
A Comparison of Flowfields and Emmissions of High-Swirl Injectors and Low-Swirl Injectors for Lean Premixed Gas Turbines