Michael P. Burke

Assistant Professor
1006 Northwest Corner Building
Tel: (212) 851-0782
Fax: (212) 854-3304
Email: mpburke@columbia.edu
 
Spring '17 office hours: Fri 2-3pm

Michael Burke joined the faculty at Columbia University in July 2014 as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and member of the Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering (IDSE). He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, where he studied the flame properties and chemical kinetics of high-pressure hydrogen combustion. Afterwards, he joined the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division at Argonne to create interdisciplinary modeling approaches for complex systems frequently encountered in energy devices. He applies these approaches to combustion systems relevant to high-efficiency, low-emissions engines and is also involved in collaborations to apply similar techniques for materials applications (http://www.anl.gov/articles/michael-p-burke). His primary research interests lie at the intersection of diverse areas—multi-scale modeling, data sciences, and automation—applied to mixed-experimental-and-computational investigations of complex reaction networks and reacting flows of advanced combustion and energy applications.

Recent publications

M.P. Burke, C.F. Goldsmith, Y. Georgievskii, S.J. Klippenstein, “Towards a Quantitative Understanding of the Role of Non-Boltzmann Reactant Distributions in Low-Temperature Oxidation,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (2014) in press.

C.F. Goldsmith, M.P. Burke, Y. Georgievskii, S.J. Klippenstein, “Effect of Non-Thermal Product Energy Distributions on Ketohydroperoxide Decomposition Kinetics,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (2014) in press.

Y. Georgievski, J.A. Miller, M.P. Burke, S.J. Klippenstein, “Reformulation and Solution of the Master Equation for Multiple-Well Chemical Reactions,” Journal of Physical Chemistry A 117 (2013) 12146-12154.

M.P. Burke, S.J. Klippenstein, L.B. Harding, “A Quantitative Explanation for the Apparent Anomalous Temperature Dependence of OH + HO2 = H2O + O2 through Multi-Scale Modeling,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 34 (2013) 547-555.

M.P. Burke, M. Chaos, Y. Ju, F.L. Dryer, S.J. Klippenstein, “Comprehensive H2/O2 Kinetic Model for High-Pressure Combustion,” International Journal of Chemical Kinetics 44 (2012) 444-474.

M.P. Burke, F.L. Dryer, Y. Ju, “Assessment of kinetic modeling for lean H2/CH4/O2/diluent flames at high pressures,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 33 (2011) 905-912.

Z. Chen, M.P. Burke, Y. Ju, “On the critical flame radius and minimum ignition energy for spherical flame initiation,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 33 (2011) 1253-1260.

Y. Ju, W. Sun, M.P. Burke, X. Gou, Z. Chen, “Multi-timescale modeling of ignition and flame regimes of n-heptane-air mixtures near spark assisted homogeneous charge compression ignition conditions,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 33 (2011) 1245-1251.

S. Dooley, M.P. Burke, M. Chaos, Y. Stein, F.L. Dryer, C.A. Daly, V.P. Zhukov, O. Finch, J.M. Simmie and H.J. Curran, “Methyl formate oxidation: Speciation data, laminar burning velocities, ignition delay times and a validated
chemical kinetic model,” International Journal of Chemical Kinetics 42 (2010) 527-549.

M.P. Burke, M. Chaos, F.L. Dryer, Y. Ju, “Negative pressure dependence of mass burning rates of H2/CO/O2/diluent flames at low flame temperatures,” Combustion and Flame 157 (2010) 618–631.

M. Chaos, M.P. Burke, Y. Ju, F.L. Dryer, “Syngas chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms,” Synthesis Gas Combustion: Fundamentals and Applications. Ed. T.C. Lieuwen, V. Yang, R.A. Yetter. Taylor & Francis (2009), p. 29-70.

M.P. Burke, Z. Chen, Y. Ju, F.L. Dryer, “Effect of cylindrical confinement on the determination of laminar flame speeds using outwardly propagating flames,” Combustion and Flame 156 (2009) 771-779.

Z. Chen, M.P. Burke, Y. Ju, “Effects of compression and stretch on the determination of laminar flame speed using propagating spherical flames,” Combustion Theory and Modelling 13 (2009) 343-364.

Z. Chen, M.P. Burke, Y. Ju, “Effects of Lewis number and ignition energy on the determination of laminar flame speed using propagating spherical flames,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 32 (2009) 1461-1469.

M.-H. Wu, M.P. Burke, S.F. Son, R.A. Yetter, “Flame acceleration and the transition to detonation of stoichiometric ethylene/oxygen in microscale tubes,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 31 (2007) 2429–2436.

Recent conference presentations

M.P. Burke, “Multi-Scale Informatics for Low-Temperature Oxidation,” 2nd International Workshop on Flame Chemistry, San Francisco, California, August 2014 (invited).

M.P. Burke (with C.F. Goldsmith, Y. Georgievskii, S.J. Klippenstein), “Towards a Quantitative Understanding of the Role of Non-Boltzmann Reactant Distributions in Low-Temperature Oxidation,” 35th Combustion, San Francisco, California, August 2014 (contributed).

M.P. Burke (with C.F. Goldsmith, Y. Georgievskii, S.J. Klippenstein), “Non-Boltzmann Effects in Low-Temperature Fuel Oxidation,” Eastern States Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Clemson, South Carolina, October 2013
(contributed).

M.P. Burke (with C.F. Goldsmith, S.J. Klippenstein, L. Sheps, O. Welz, J. Zádor, H. Huang, C.A. Taatjes), “Multi-Scale Informatics for Low-Temperature Propane Oxidation,” 8th U.S. Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Park City, Utah, May 2013 (contributed).

M.P. Burke (with S.J. Klippenstein, L.B. Harding), “A Quantitative Explanation for the Apparent Anomalous Temperature Dependence of OH + HO2 = H2O + O2 through Multi-Scale Modeling,” 34th International Symposium on Combustion, Warsaw, Poland, August 2012 (contributed).

M.P. Burke (with F.L. Dryer), “High Pressure Kinetic Mechanisms for Hydrogen and Hydrogen Syngas,” International Workshop on Flame Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland, July 2012 (invited).


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