Scott Samuelsen

Education: 

B.S., University of California,Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering, 1964
M.E., University of California,Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering, 1965
Ph.D., University of California,Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering, 1970

Address: 

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3550

ZOT Code: 
3550
Location: 
APEP Office: ELF 223
Lab: ELF 221
MAE Office: EG 4231
Phone: 
(949) 824-5468 APEP Office
Fax: 
(949) 824-7423
Email: 
gss@uci.edu
Research: 

Dr. Samuelsen is interested in energy conversion, fuel cells, combustion, fuel sprays, laser diagnostics, air quality, turbulent transport, alternative fuels, the modeling of reacting flows, practical energy systems, and the conflict between energy and the environment.
Dr. Samuelsen's current research activity focuses on energy generation, distribution and utilization, and includes the production of electricity, motive power and propulsive power from both fuel cells, gas turbines and hybrids of both. His work also explores the environmental impact of these energy systems, the dynamic between energy generation and atmospheric quality, and the development of environmentally preferred, high-efficiency energy generation integrated into buildings and building complexes.
Dr. Samuelsen directs the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP), which encompasses the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC), the UCI Combustion Lab (UCICL) and the Pacific Consortium on Energy and the Environment (PARCON).
His work at the UCICL is directed toward the development of advanced stationary gas turbine power systems. Research at the NFCRC is leading the evolution of power generation fuel cells, and the PARCON accelerates the development and deployment of advance energy systems around the world.

Research topics: 
Combustion, sprays, laser diagnostics, air quality, turbulent transport, alternative fuels, modeling reacting flows, practical systems, energy and environmental conflict.