Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center (CEFRC)


Chung K. Law

Lead Institution:

Princeton University




To develop a validated, predictive, multi-scale combustion modeling capability which can be used to optimize the design and operation of evolving fuels in advanced engines for transportation applications.

Research Topics:

biofuels (including algae and biomass), hydrogen and fuel cells, combustion, carbon capture 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

laser diagnostics, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, continuum modeling, finite element method, multiscale modeling, next generation optimization methods, extreme scale computing

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • University of Connecticut
  • Cornell University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Minnesota
  • Princeton University
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • University of Southern California
  • Stanford University
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison

BES Staff Contact:

Robert Stack