Dr. Vi Rapp is a Research Scientist working in the Environmental Technologies Area at LBNL. Her research interests focus on ultra low emission and net zero carbon combustion technologies for heat and power generation. Her current activities include investigating efficient, low emission technologies for combustion appliances and small engine applications and developing advanced biomass cookstoves for the developing world. Dr. Rapp holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation focused on reducing emissions and improving efficiency of internal combustion engines by implementing alternative modes of combustion and unconventional fuels.