Matthew Celnik

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I graduated, after four gruelling years, with an MEng in chemical engineering from Cambridge University in June 2004. I joined the computational modelling group in October of the same year to undertake a project studying soot particle formation. The general aim of this work was to combine the principles of three computer models: population balances for soot particle inception and growth, complex chemistry models which describe in detail the formation of soot from a chemical perspective, and flow-field models (for example, CFD). We have achieved some success in coupling the first two, and continue to work on the third.

I completed my PhD in December 2007, and it was approved in February 2008. I am now working as a post-doc in the computational modelling group, building on the work of my PhD.

My professional background includes three consecutive summers working for an engineering consultancy, Prospect, in Aberdeen. Prospect has an extensive CFD capability, and my work there allowed me to develop an in-depth knowledge of commercial CFD packages; how to augment them, and their limitations.

In my spare time, when I have any, I enjoy hill walking, learning foreign languages and photography. My skills do not extend very far for any of these, but that has never stopped me before. Principally, I continue to practice German, and I have been attempting to learn Spanish for the past few years.

Research Themes

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Recent Preprints

67: A detailed model for the sintering of polydispersed nanoparticle agglomerates

ref: Technical Report 67, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2009 by Markus Sander, Richard H. West, Matthew S. Celnik, and Markus Kraft

61: Towards a detailed soot model for internal combustion engines

ref: Technical Report 61, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2008 by Sebastian Mosbach, Matthew S. Celnik, Abhijeet Raj, Markus Kraft, Hongzhi R. Zhang, Shuichi Kubo, and Kyoung-Oh Kim

60: Multivariate Soot Particle Models

ref: Technical Report 60, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2008 by Matthew S. Celnik, Abhijeet Raj, Sebastian Mosbach, Richard H. West, and Markus Kraft

58: A predictor-corrector algorithm for the coupling of stiff ODEs to a particle population balance

ref: Technical Report 58, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2008 by Matthew S. Celnik, Robert I. A. Patterson, Markus Kraft, and Wolfgang Wagner

Recent Presentations


PhD Thesis: On the Numerical Modelling of Soot and Carbon Nanotube Formation (5.03 MB)

2007, supervised by Markus Kraft

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