The Combustion Laboratory in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Texas Tech University conducts research in the area of energetic materials. Most current research involves quantifying and qualifying differences between the properties of nano- and micron-scale thermite powders.
Other research areas include underwater applications of thermites, thermite gas production properties, and thermite aided diffusion.
Promote the use of energetic materials through an understanding of basic combustion and energy transfer behaviors.
Lead in the discovery, innovation, and advancement of science and technology for improvement of our way of life.
Explore ignition, burning behavior and reaction mechanisms of composite energetic materials.
Explore applications from energy transfer to materials synthesis and environmental ramifications.