Matthew Campbell
Ph.D., P.E.
Curriculum Vitae
  • Energy: Alternative and traditional fuels; generation; storage; transmission
  • Combustion: Soot formation chemistry; ignition times; high temperature flows
  • Diagnostics: Development; characterization; use
  • Design: Innovation, engineering, testing, predictive analysis
experience at sandia national laboratory
experience at stanford university
  • Biodiesel (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester) Chemistry
    • Advisor: Prof. Ronald K. Hanson
    • Conducted shock-tube testing on biodiesel molecules to determine ignition delay time and study pyrolysis and combustion species time histories
    • Duration: September 2009 - July 2014
  • Absorption Cross-Sections of Large Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAMEs)
    • Advisor: Prof. Ronald K. Hanson
    • Redesigned gas mixing manifold and high-temperature/pressure test cell for experimentation
    • Developed model for extrapolating cross section values to larger molecules and higher temperatures
    • Duration: June 2010 - July 2014
  • Shock Tube Design
    • Advisor: Prof. Ronald K. Hanson
    • Designed and installed the following components:
      • Circular, 20-port, stainless steel, variable-length test section for gas-phase constrained-volume high-temperature/pressure experimentation
      • Stainless steel gas mixing tank for high-pressure, high-purity mixture preparation
      • Circular, water-cooled, stainless steel, 16-port test section for high-temperature/pressure aerosol experimentation
      • Stainless steel tank for aerosol generation and equivalence ratio control
      • Custom gate valves for shock tube flow control and fuel loading
      • Three-pump ultra-low-pressure vacuum system for gas mixing tank
      • Three-pump ultra-low-pressure vacuum system for shock tube
      • 14-connection stainless steel mixing manifold for gas mixture preparation
      • 40-button, relay-controlled, interlocked analog control system for valves and pumps
    • Oversaw installation of one-ton, 20-foot crane for easy component interchanges
    • Programmed LabVIEW Virtual Interfaces (VIs) for data acquisition on 16-channel computer system
    • Duration: January 2011 - July 2014
  • Shock Tube Test Section Window Extension
    • Advisor: Prof. Ronald K. Hanson
    • Designed new rounded square test section for viewing high velocity, high pressure, and high temperature gaseous and aerosol flows and combustion using infrared, visible, and ultraviolet lasers
    • Duration: April 2009 - June 2009
experience at duke university
  • Solar Energy Concentrator
    • Advisor: Prof. Josiah Knight
    • Optimized the fluid flow parameters and mechanical orienting mechanism for a solar energy concentrator
    • Duration: August 2007 - December 2007
  • Jet Engine Program Analysis
    • Advisor: Prof. Robert Kielb
    • Contributed toward development of MATLAB graphical user interface-based program to analyze jet engine turbine aeroelasticity
    • Duration: May 2006 - August 2006