Bruce is a second year PhD student in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Prior to coming to Princeton, he received BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering from Northwestern University in 2013. Working in Prof. Michael Mueller’s Computational Turbulent Reacting Flow Laboratory, his main research interest is developing turbulent combustion models that can be used both to reduce simulation cost and to elucidate important aspects of the combustion physics. He is presently focusing on modeling the effects of fuel/air mixture inhomogeneity on combustion and validating these models in large eddy simulation of appropriate test cases. Improving modeling capability in this area is essential for improving efficiency and reducing pollutant formation in gas turbines and internal combustion engines, which frequently have high degrees of compositional inhomogeneity.