Raj Sekar, a senior mechanical engineer, leads the Engine and Emissions Research group at Argonne, which conducts research on advanced engine and emissions reduction concepts. He works with automobiles, trucks and locomotives.
Sekar has been responsible for developing experimental engineering capabilities in the area of engine and vehicle research within Argonne’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR). CTR already had a well-established reputation in assessments, but needed an experimental capability to grow further in transportation research.
In recent years, Sekar has developed a well-recognized engine combustion modeling team, which provides an in-depth chemistry and physics basis for engineering designs. This effort to “bridge the gap” between the basic sciences and applied engineering has been well received by engine and vehicle manufacturers.
Sekar has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles, holds 12 patents, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.