Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Hall 213
(414) 288-2160
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Research Interests

  • Ignition and Combustion Phenomena
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Advanced Engine Chemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Laser Diagnostics and Spectroscopy

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 2012, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University
B.S.E., 2004, Chemical Engineering, University of Iowa

Selected Recent Publications

Valco, D., Gentz, G., Allen, C. M., Colket, M., Edwards, T., Gowdagiri, S., Oehlschlaeger, M., Toulson, E., Lee, T. (2014). Autoignition behavior of synthetic alternative jet fuels: An examination of chemical composition effects on ignition delays at low to intermediate temperatures. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35 (3), 2983-2991.

Allen, C. M., Toulson, E., Tepe, D., Schock, H., Miller, D., Lee, T. (2013). Characterization of the Effect of Fatty Ester Composition on the Ignition Behavior of Biodiesel Fuel Sprays. Fuel (Elsevier), 111, 659-669.

Allen, C. M., Valco, D., Toulson, E., Edwards, T., Lee, T. (2012). Ignition behavior and surrogate modeling of JP-8 and of camelina and tallow hydrotreated renewable jet fuels at low temperatures. Combustion and Flame (Elsevier), 160 (2),

Valco, D., Allen, C. M., Toulson, E., Lee, T. (2013).Autoignition Behavior of Petroleum-Based and Hydroprocessed Renewable Jet Fuel Blends in a Rapid Compression Machine: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Recent Grants

Allen, Casey M, "An Engine Test Stand for Rapid Fuel Blend Optimization," Sponsored by ORSP, Marquette University. (January 15, 2015 - December 31, 2015).

"High-Fidelity iso-Octane Ignition Kinetics -- New Rigor for an Unresolved Problem," Sponsored by: American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund



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