Welcome to the website of the Combustion Kinetics Group (ComKin Group)!
We develop and apply modern numerical methods and experimental studies to problems arising in combustion systems, with a special emphasis on clean and sustainable energy production. The focus is currently on renewable fuels from biomass, both solid fuel for power production and liquid/gaseous fuels for transport systems. Our activities are related to applied science, and the overall aim is to shorten the development period from research bench to the industrial application by providing insight into the underlying physics at the same time supporting the scale-up of processes to industrial level.
The group's research divides naturally into two inter-related branches. The first of these is research into mathematical methods, which consists of the development of reactor models, computational fluid dynamics and kinetic chemistry. The other activity is related to experimental activity consisting of fundamental fuel characteristics, and both engine and reactor testing. The main application areas are reactive flow, combustion, engine modelling and extraction.
The research is sponsored on various levels by the NTNU, Research Council of Norway, Nordic Energy Research, EU, and industry.
We collaborate within many formal and informal consortiums and net works on a national and international level. We are keen to collaborate with people from both within industry and academia, so please get in touch if you think you have common interests.