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BS, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, 1999
MS, Washington University in St. Louis, 2002
DSc, Washington University in St. Louis, 2005

Benjamin Kumfer

Research Assistant Professor

Benjamin Kumfer has over 12 years of experience in combustion research, with emphasis on the utilization of oxygen to increase process efficiency, reduce pollutant emissions, and enable capture of carbon dioxide. He has published work on a variety of topics including pressurized oxy-combustion, biomass cofiring, particle formation in flames, and health effects of combustion-generated particles. Ben is also the Research and Laboratory Manager for the Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization (CCCU) – an organization serving the coal industry as a research and development center for advanced coal and carbon capture technologies. In addition, Ben serves as the manager of the Advanced Coal & Energy Research Facility and oversees the operation of several unique combustion test furnaces at a scale of up to 1 MWth. Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University, Ben completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California Davis in the Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.

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