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Jeffrey Bergthorson

Jeffrey Bergthorson
Contact Information
Email address: 
jeff.bergthorson [at] mcgill.ca
Full Member

The development of technologies that do not rely on fossil fuels is a major challenge facing society today. Prof. Bergthorson's research program is aimed at the development and validation of models for the combustion properties of alternative and sustainable (bio-derived) fuels through a complementary experimental, computational, and analytical modeling approach. His team also investigating flames of a mixture of solid and gaseous fuels, combustion in heat recirculating burners for Stirling engine generators, the vaporization properties of biofuel/petrofuel blends, and the reaction of metal-water mixtures for hydrogen production.


Mechanical Engineering
Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Current research: 

Dr. Bergthorson's group studies the combustion and chemical conversion of alternative fuels in order to develop detailed models of combustion processes.

  • Premixed flame studies of alternative and traditional fuels:
  • Non-premixed flame studies of alternative and traditional fuels:
  • Laser diagnostics for NO measurements
  • Temperature and species diagnostics using raman spectroscopy
  • Alternative-fuel ignition properties
  • Stirling-engine burner technologies for biomass cogeneration
  • Gas-solid heat transfer effects on flames in small channels
  • "Hybrid" flames of gaseous and solid fuels
  • Droplet vaporization of biofuel/petrofuel blends
  • Metal-water reaction for hydrogen production
  • Honours thesis projects
  • Graduate research projects
Areas of interest: 

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

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