• Void fraction and solids velocity in a bubbling fluidized bed with immersed tubes.

  • Solute mass fraction in porous media models: dense (top) and hybrid (bottom).

  • Pressure and velocity fields (left) and hydrogen (H2) concentration near a solid-oxide fuel cell anode.


The Computational Energy Laboratory (CEL) uses multi-physics computational methods to investigate alternative and advanced energy technologies. Our research focuses on developing computational models of the reactive transport, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and electrochemistry to investigate the design and operation of energy related systems, such as high temperature fuel cells, advanced battery technologies, subsurface transport and post combustion carbon capture. Central to the research in CEL is reactive transport in porous media which is critical to many energy-related technologies and their operation and degradation.

We are always looking for good graduate students. If you are interested in working in the CEL please contact Dr. Ryan (ryanem AT bu DOT edu)

Recent News

  • December 2014 - Dr. Ryan presented on our work on materials informatics and lithium air batteries at the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, MA
  • November 2014 - William Lane presented his work on gas-solid heat transfer subgrid models at ASME IMECE in Montreal, Canada
  • November 2014 - Dr. Ryan named Hariri Junior Faculty Fellow
  • September 2014 - Dr. Ryan and William Lane presented their work on carbon capture at the CCSI Industry Advisory Board Meeting

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