Thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, education, energy efficiency, renewable energy, social/environmental justice, low emission combustion, alternative fuels (e.g., alcohols, biodiesel), "advanced" modes of combustor operation (e.g., high pressures, low temperatures, low fuel concentrations), reacting flows, gas-phase chemical kinetics, negative temperature coefficient (NTC) behavior, techniques for compound identification/quantification (e.g., gas chromatography, laser diagnostics), fuel spray/mixing behavior, visualization techniques (e.g., high speed imaging), soot formation and oxidation processes
Honors and Awards
- Rowan University Medallion Award – Excellence in Mechanical Engineering, 2009
- Rowan University Achievement Scholarship, 2005-2009
Selected (Recent) Publications
S. W. Wagnon, C. L. Barraza-Botet, M. S. Wooldridge. (2015) "Effects of Bond Location on the Ignition and Reaction Pathways of trans-Hexene Isomers."
D. Assanis, S. W. Wagnon, M. S. Wooldridge. (2015) "An Experimental Study of Flame and Autoignition Interactions of iso-Octane and Air Mixtures."
S. W. Wagnon, D. M. A. Karwat, M. S. Wooldridge, C. K. Westbrook. (2014) "Experimental and Modeling Study of Methyl trans-3-hexenoate Autoignition."
S. W. Wagnon, M. S. Wooldridge. (2014) "Effects of Buffer Gas Composition on Autoignition."
D. M. A. Karwat, S. W. Wagnon, M. S. Wooldridge, C. K. Westbrook. (2013) "Low-temperature Chemical Kinetic and Speciation Studies of n-Heptane."