Randy Vander Wal

Randy Vander Wal

Email: 
Phone: 
814-865-5813
Office Address: 
203 Hosler Building
Title: 
Professor
Unit: 
John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering
Research Interests: 
  • Energy generation - nanostructured catalysts for hydrocarbon processing
  • Energy utilization - metal oxide (gas) sensors
  • Energy conversion - development of nanostructured lubricants
  • Energy storage - new battery materials
  • Laser diagnostics - species, temperature, pressure and flow
  • Analytical methods - microplasmas, laser-based analytical methods (e.g LIBS)
  • Physical chemistry - laser driven processes, photochemistry and spectroscopy (e.g. LIF, LII, CRD, and DFWM)
  • Materials chemistry - nanomaterial syntheses (e.g. CVD, plasma, electrospinning, combustion, aerosol, mechanical and ablation), characterization and application testing