Dr. Joklik is a Principal Engineer and Director of Combustion Research & Development for Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc. (CSE). He has over 25 years of experience conducting combustion research in areas such as basic flame and kinetics studies, characterization of combustion system performance, and emissions monitoring and control. His area of experimental expertise is the application of advanced optical measurement techniques to combusting flows. His duties at CSE include overseeing both experimental and analytical projects in basic and applied combustion research, combustion device development and design, and combustion system performance verification. His analytical work focuses on chemical kinetic mechanism development and modeling, and the application of chemical reactor modeling (CRM) to combustion systems and other reacting flow devices. He also conducts analyses and model development in the areas of heat transfer, sprays, and evaporating systems.
Prior to joining CSE, Dr. Joklik worked as an environmental consultant in the area of air emissions, leading several EPA-sponsored evaluations of Continuous Emissions Monitor (CEM) technologies for hazardous air pollutants. He also worked as a senior engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (N.I.S.T.) developing laser-based measurement techniques for chemically reacting flows (such as thermally-assisted OH LIF) and conducting basic flame research investigating particle formation in opposed-flow and jet diffusion flames using laser absorption tomography and resonant enhanced multi-photon ionization (REMPI) spectroscopy. Dr. Joklik graduated from M.I.T. in 1979 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He received his M.S. (1982) and Ph.D. (1985) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. His thesis work involved the study of the CH radical in a low pressure oxy-acetylene flame in which CH and CH* concentration measurements were compared to chemical kinetic modeling calculations. Dr. Joklik is a member of the Combustion Institute and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).