The Plasmas and Flames (PaF) group explores new, complex, and breakthrough ideas that could, one day, change the future of transportation and power generation systems.

Our Research Projects
The Plasmas and Flames (PaF) group investigates new combustion concepts, combustion under extreme thermodynamic conditions, and carbon-free fuels. The research effort combines experimental, numerical, and modeling studies but the core expertise is in experimental research.


The state-of-the-art facilities of the PaF lab comprise a high-pressure test-rig (20 bar), two detonation tubes, various high-voltage sources for plasma generation (DC, AC, nanosecond…), two constant-volume combustion chambers (CVCC), and a complete range of atmospheric pressure burners (McKenna, counter-flow, swirl…).