Educational Background 

  • B.S.M.E, Lehigh University, 1998
    Minor in British Literature
  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2005

Research Interests

  • Combustion instabilities
  • Alternative fuel combustion
  • Green energy conversion systems


  • Combustion
  • Energy Conversion Systems
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics

Selected Publications

“Investigation of Combustion Instability Mechanisms in a Lean-Premixed Model Gas Turbine Combustor Using CH* Chemiluminescence Imaging,” Mordaunt, C., Lee, S‑Y., Saretto, S., Pal, S., and Santoro, R.J., accepted for publication with revision to Combustion and Flame, July 2005.

“Combustion Performance of Coal-Based Fuels in a Model Gas Turbine Combustor,” Lee., S.-Y., McKeand, M., Saretto, S., Pal, S., Mordaunt, C., and Santoro, R.J., Prepr. Pap.-Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Pet. Chem., Vol.4, pp. 513-516, 2004.

"Combustion Instability Studies in a High-Pressure Lean-Premixed Model Combustor Under Liquid Fuel Operation,” Mordaunt, C., Brossard, C., Lee, S-Y., and Santoro, R.J., ASME paper FACT-19089, 2001.

“Effect of Swirl Injector Design and Other Important Parameters on Gas Turbine Combustion,” Brossard, C., Lee, S Y., Mordaunt, C., Broda, J-C. and Santoro, R.J., AIAA paper, 2000 3122, 2000.


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