Assistant Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Pepiot is interested in the production and utilization of renewable liquid transportation fuels from a modeling perspective. Her current work aims at gaining a better understanding of the biomass thermochemical conversion processes such as pyrolysis and gasification through the use of detailed multi-scale numerical techniques. Dr. Pepiot is also interested in the development of automatic tools to reduce the complexity of large chemical mechanisms and generate low-order kinetic models for conventional and bio-fuels combustion.
Prior to joining the Cornell faculty in 2011, Dr. Pepiot was a research scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, developing chemical and multi-phase flow models to investigate biomass gasification in fluidized bed reactors for ethanol production. Dr. Pepiot has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (Supaero) in Toulouse, France.
Adaptive chemistry reduction techniques for turbulent flame simulations
Kara N. Malhotra
Numerical modeling of biomass-to-biofuel thermochemical conversion