Christopher Mordaunt, Ph.D.

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Principal Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering

The University of Maine

Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center, Room 245

Orono, ME  04469-5711

(207) 581-4134;

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2005

External Engagements:

  • Brightpoint Community College, Mechanical Engineering Technology, 2020-2024
  • Bucknell University, Mechanical Engineering, 2007-2018

Teaching Areas:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics

Research Areas:

  • Sooting propensity of liquid hydrocarbon fuels
  • Biomass combustion
  • Combustion characteristics of coal-based liquid fuels
  • Combustion instability in land-based gas turbines

Principal Sponsors:

  • NASA

Select Research / Collaboration Activities:

  • Emulation of sooting propensity in liquid hydrocarbon fuels utilizing surrogate fuel components
  • Combustion of high CO2 concentration biomass fuels in a model gas turbine combustor
  • Examination of combustion instability and pollution emissions in land-based gas turbine combustors utilizing varying alternative fuels  

Select Publications / Presentations:

  • Iyer, V.R., Iyer, S.S., Litzinger, T.A., Santoro, R.J., Dooley, S., Dryer, F.L., and Mordaunt, C.J., “Simulating the Sooting Propensity of JP-8 with Surrogate Fuels from Hydrocarbon Fluids,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 30, No. 5 (2014), pp. 1410-1418.
  • Mordaunt, C.J, and Pierce, W.C., “Design and Preliminary Results of an Atmospheric-pressure Model Gas Turbine Combustor Utilizing Varying CO2 Doping Concentration in CH4 to Emulate Biogas Combustion,” Fuel, Volume 124, 15 May 2014, Pages 258–268.
  • Lee., S.-Y., McKeand, M., Saretto, S., Pal, S., Mordaunt, C., and Santoro, R.J., “Combustion Performance of Coal-Based Fuels in a Model Gas Turbine Combustor,” Prepr. Pap.-Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Pet. Chem., Vol.4, pp. 513-516, 2004.
  • Mordaunt, C., Brossard, C., Lee, S-Y., and Santoro, R.J., “Combustion Instability Studies in a High-Pressure Lean-Premixed Model Combustor Under Liquid Fuel Operation,” ASME paper FACT-19089, 2001.

Professional Activities / Memberships:

  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers