Dr. Mark E. Fuller
Mark is a native of the northeast US, having grown up in New Jersey and then studying and living in New York and Rhode Island. He earned his BSc from Brown University (2009) and MS from Cornell University (2011), both in mechanical engineering. From 2011 to 2014, he was a member of the energy and propulsion group for unmanned and autonomous systems at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island, working on batteries, fuel cells, and thermal engines.
Mark returned to Brown University for his MSc and PhD in chemical engineering (2019) and authored the thesis, “Design and Construction of a Shock Tube Facility for Investigations of Nitrogenated Fuel Additives” under Prof. C. Franklin Goldsmith. Mark was the principal architect of the Brown Shock Tube, which he used to investigate the kinetics of alkyl nitrates. During his graduate studies, Mark conducted additional shock tube studies as a guest researcher both at Argonne National Laboratory with Dr. Robert Tranter in 2016 and at CNRS in Orleans, France with Dr. Nabiha Chaumeix in 2018. Mark then worked as a postdoctoral researcher under Prof. K. Alex Heufer at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, conducting both experimental and theoretical investigations into nitrogen combustion chemistry.
Mark is an avid fan of ice hockey and plays goaltender, besides being a former competitive wrestler and rugby player. He is also a strong advocate for free, open-source software, especially Linux operating systems, and enjoys contributing, most notably to German language translations.