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Alfredo Tuesta

  • Ph. D.
  • National Research Council Research Associate
  • US Naval Research Laboratory
  • 2PublicationsNumber of items in Alfredo's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 9Followers

Research interests

combustion chemistryplasma chemistrylaser diagnostics

About

Alfredo graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. His concentration focused on the study of the chemical kinetics in a microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition reactor used to synthesize carbon nanostructures. In particular, Alfredo probed the temperature and concentration of C2H2 and H2 with direct absorption spectroscopy and coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering spectroscopy, respectively. He also made use of a Langmuir probe to study the electron energy density function of the microwave plasma. Alfredo will continue to learn and explore laser diagnostic techniques for the study of plasma and combustion systems hoping to contribute to their development. In the Combustion Dynamics Section (code 6185) at NRL, Alfredo is currently applying his experience with coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering spectroscopy to study the temperature and concentration of major chemical species, such as N2 and CO2, in a new burner developed to be utilized in the clean-up effort of crude oil spills in the ocean. His goal is to characterize the flame, improve its efficiency and reduce dangerous emissions.

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Publications (2)

  • Laser Diagnostics of Plasma in Synthesis of Graphen-based Materials

    • Tuesta A
    • Bhuiyan A
    • Lucht R
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  • Characterization of Acetylene in a Microwave Plasma

    • Tuesta A
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Professional experience

National Research Council Research Associate

Naval Research Laboratory

January 2015 - Present

Research Assistant

Purdue University

September 2007 - December 2014(7 years)

Research Assitant

AFRL Wright Patterson Air Force Base

May 2009 - August 2009(3 months)

Education history

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Purdue University

January 2010 - December 2014(5 years)

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Purdue University

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

University of Notre Dame