• 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

  • August 2013 – Dr. Ryan awarded a Samsung Global Research Outreach grant for the investigation of dendrite growth in lithium batteries.
  • August 2013 – Dr. Ryan awarded a Young Faculty Travel Grant from the High Temperature Materials Division for travel to the 224th ECS Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
  • July 2013 - William Lane presented on our work on uncertainty analysis of a bubbling fluidized bed at the ASME Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting in Incline Village, NV
  • July 2013 - Benjamin Schrage received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

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