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Robert W. Pitz

Bob Pitz

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Email: robert.w.pitz@vanderbilt.edu
Office: 104 Olin Hall
Phone: 615-322-0209
Fax: 615-343-6687

Research Interests

Laser diagnostics, flame chemistry, turbulent combustion, turbulence-chemistry interactions, pollutant formation, hypersonic propulsion, gas turbine combustion, direct injection gasoline engine and natural gas appliances, oxygen-enriched combustion; laminar and turbulent combustion; Raman scattering, laser-induced fluorescence, free-electron laser diagnostics; molecular-tagging velocimetry.

Teaching Interests

Thermodynamics, Combustion, Gas Dynamics, Statistical Thermodynamics.

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1973
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1975
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1981