Darshan's technical training is in aerospace engineering, and specifically combustion chemistry and pyrolysis. His primary research questions were: So I wonder, How do bio-based fuels (technical solutions to climate change) change the combustion chemistry of traditional fuels when blended together in combustion and pyrolysis environments? What kinds of air pollutants are suppressed in blends and which ones are formed? Under the guidance of Professor Margaret Wooldridge, and in collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory, Darshan studied the chemical kinetics of various biofuels and biofuel blends in idealized and realistic environments through experimental and computational studies.
Click here to see Darshan's prior work from the University of Michigan.