Understanding how liquid fuels can augment hydrogen production will help improve fuel cells, autonomous vehicles and other portable power generation.
Milcarek’s current research focuses on micro-tubular Flame-assisted Fuel Cells (FFCs), system-level hybrid combustion/FFC applications including micro cogeneration and two-stage combustors, microcombustion, manufacturing of ceramic materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), and energy modeling.
Total projects: 5
Improving efficiency and versatility of solid oxide fuel cells will lead to their commercial use.
Studying hybrid rocket engine solid fuel thrust an regression rates will help optimize rocket efficiency.
Analyzing the effect of temperature on soot formation will help develop low-temperature soot mitigation efforts.
Studying the effect of engine configuration on the thrust and burn rate of hybrid rocket engines will help optimize fuel use.