Abstract: Flame spray pyrolysis is an experimental process used at the Materials Engineering Research Facility to synthesize nanoparticles through combusting mixed fluids. Achieving a stable flame is key in reliably producing quality particles by using this method. In this study, the flame spray’s stability is analyzed by using elements of artificial intelligence such as computer vision and machine learning. Automatic detection of unstable flame conditions contributes to increasing the efficiency of the process and to creating a safer working environment.
Bio: Jessica Pan is a rising junior at Princeton University studying computer science. She is an aspiring software/game developer with a keen interest in robotics and intelligent systems.