Weekly Lab Meetings

Every week the lab holds informal aviation/environmental research and news updates. These are primarily aimed at lab members, sponsors, and collaborators. The current schedule is shown below. Please contact us for further information.


Upcoming LAE Meetings   

6-December-2021, 12 PM EST, in person and Teams
Christoph FalterPtL and LH2: A Global Assessment of Energy, Economics, Infrastructure, and Emissions Technical Feasibility and Economic Viability of Zero-impact Air Transport Systems

Previous LAE Meetings

30-November-2021, 3 PM EST, in person and Teams
Prashanth Prakash:Technical Feasibility and Economic Viability of Zero-impact Air Transport Systems

16-November-2021, 3 PM EST, in person and Teams
Nick Perovich: Improving Satellite Maneuver Detection Using Artificial Intelligence

2-November-2021, 3 PM EST, in person and Teams

Yang Chen: Modeling of Staged Combustor for EmissionsAnalysis

25-October-2021, 12 PM EST, in person and Teams

Carla Grobler: Air quality impacts of residential building electrification in the contiguous US

19-October-2021, 3 PM EST, in person and Teams

Nicolas Gomez VegaMulti-staged ducted Electroaerodynamic Thrusters

5-October-2021, 3 PM EST, in person and Teams

Bang-Shiuh ChenIntroduction to Plasma / Electric Field Assisted Combustion

27-September-2021, 12 PM EST, in person and Teams

Sadia Afrin: Evaluating the Impacts of Prescribed Fire on Air Quality and Public Health in the Southeastern U.S.

21-September-2021, 3 PM EST, in person and Teams

Tae Joong Park: Climate and Air Quality Impacts of Electric Vehicles  and Comparison to U.S. Tax Credits

23-August-2021, 12 PM EST, Teams

Ines Elisa Sanz Morere: Improving Climate Impacts Estimation from Future Aviation

17-August-2021, 12 PM EST, Teams

Thibaud Fritz: Plume to Global-Scale Atmospheric Impacts of Aviation Emissions

27-July-2021, 12 PM EST, Teams

Jad Elmourad

13-July-2021, 12 PM EST, Teams

James Abel: Modeling the Costs of a Transition to Hydrogen in Aviation

24-June-2021, 11 AM EST, Teams

LAE Software Tutorial

7-June-2021, 10 AM EST, Zoom

IDHR LAE Training

19-May-2021, 1 PM EST, Teams

Joonhee Kim
Chair: Shayan Zahid

13-May-2021, 8 AM EST, Teams

China Hagstrom
Chair: Stewart Isaacs

7-May-2021, 8 AM EST, Teams

LAE Diversity and Inclusion Meeting

14-April-2021, 8 AM EST, Teams

Shayan Zahid
Chair: Nicholas Perovich

6-April-2021, 10 AM EST, Teams

Stewart Isaacs
Chair: Nicolas Gomez Vega

31-March-2021, 8 AM EST, Teams

Nicholas Perovich
Chair: Prashanth Prakash

26-March-2021, 8 AM EST, Teams

Nicolas Gomez Vega: Electroaerodynamic thrusters for practical fixed-wing aircraft
Chair: Grace Wijaya

11-March-2021, 10 AM EST, Teams

Prashanth Prakash: Dominant formation pathways and impacts of aerosols resulting from aviation emissions 
Chair: Akshat Agarwal

2-March-2021, 8 AM EST, Teams

Grace Wijaya: Estimating UAM Demand at the City Scale – Insights for 5 US Cities
Chair: Yash Dixit

12-February-2021, 11:00 AM, Zoom

Jon Gibbs: Inverse Aircraft Design: Achieving sustainability through market disruption

28-January-2021, 10:00 AM, Zoom

Yash Dixit: Estimating life cycle emissions of petroleum supply chains

18-December-2020, 9 AM, Zoom

Arthur Brown: Towards Practical Fixed-Wing Aircraft with Electro-Aerodynamic Propulsion

3-December-2020, 9:00 AM, Zoom

The Diversity and Outreach team have invited the dREFS in our department to talk with the lab. This will have two parts – a short presentation on the resources available in the department and at MIT relating to easing stress and friction followed by a student only Q & A session.

20-November-2020, 9:00 AM, Zoom

Haofeng Xu

5-November-2020, 9:00 AM, Zoom

Thibaud Fritz: Identifying the ozone-neutral aircraft cruise altitude 
Chair: Ines Sanz-Morere

23-October-2020, 9:00 AM, Zoom

Christoph Falter
Solar Fuels:
An overview of different pathways as well as costs, emissions, and geographical potential of the solar thermochemical pathway.

8-October-2020, 9:00 AM, Zoom

GIT Tutorial with Prashanth Prakash and Thibaud Fritz

25-September-2020, 9:00 AM, Zoom

Akshat Agarwal
Chair: Thibaud Fritz

11-September-2020, 9:00 AM, Zoom

Vincent Meijer: Machine Learning workshop: An overview of machine learning and how you can apply it to improve your research

23-July-2020, 9:30 AM, Zoom

Lukas Brink: Modeling the Impact of Fuel Composition on Aircraft Engine NOx, CO and Soot Emissions

16-July-2020, 9:30 AM, Zoom

COVID-19 Impacts on Aviation and the Path Forward for the U.S. Aviation Industry 

9-July-2020, 9:30 AM, Zoom

Carla Grobler: Air quality benefits of reducing residential combustion emissions in the US South
Chair: Arthur Brown

2-July-2020, 9:30 AM, Zoom

Diversity and Inclusion Lab discussion.

25-June-2020, 9:30 AM, Zoom

Inés Sanz-Morere: Future Scenarios for Commercial Supersonic Aviation
Chair: Cassandre Pradon

11-June-2020, 9:30 AM, Zoom

Reading Groups: Climate Change, Individual Behavior, and Local Action

12-May-2020, 12 pm, Zoom

Laurens Voet: Noise footprint of clean-sheet engines for supersonic transport aircraft
Chair: Lukas Brink

5-May-2020, 12 pm, Zoom

Guillaume Chossiere: Air quality impacts of social distancing during the COVID 19 pandemic
Chair: Vincent Meijer

30-April-2020, 12 pm, Zoom

Nicholas Wilde: Optimization of a Surface-Integrated Electroaerodynamic Ion Source
Chair: Ruoyu Lan

21-April-2020, 12 pm, ZOOM

Ruoyu Lan: Designing interventions to mitigate the air quality impacts of Indian crop residue burning
Chair: Yash Dixit

15-April-2020, 1 pm, ZOOM

Vincent Meijer: Contrail coverage changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Chair: Cassandre Pradon

9-April-2020, 12 pm, ZOOM

Walter Kelso: GHG abatement cost associated with sustainable aviation fuels in the US
Chair: Nicholas Wilde

2-April-2020, 12 pm, ZOOM

Grace Wijaya: System-level optimization of urban air mobility (UAM)

18-March-2020, 1 pm, Zoom

Cassandre Pradon: Environmental impact of rockets

12-March-2020, 12 pm, Webex

Nicolas Gomez Vega: Characterizing the Thrust and Power Consumption of Decoupled EAD Thrusters

3-March-2020, 1 pm, Room 33-116

Tae Joong ‘TJ’ Park: Co-Processing of Biogenic and Fossil Feedstocks for Fuel Production
Chair: Guillaume Chossiere

27-February-2020, 12 pm, Room 33-116

Guillaume Chossiere: Air quality trade-offs of a rapid expansion of personal electric vehicles in China
Chair: Prakash Prashanth

19-February-2020, 1 pm, Room 33-116

Wilhelm Enders: Performance assessment of turboelectric propulsion system
Chair: Grace Wijaya

29-January-2020, 12 pm, Room 33-116

Prakash Prashanth: Clean-sheet engine design for commercial SSTs
Chair: Inés Sanz-Morère

11-December-2019, 11 am, Room 33-116

Arthur Brown: Towards Practical Fixed-Wing Aircraft with Electro-Aerodynamic Propulsion
Chair: Yash Dixit

04-December-2019, 12 pm, Room 33-218

Akshat Agarwall: Exposing a fundamental flaw in contrail modeling-meteorological data
Chair: Arthur Brown

26-November-2019, 3 pm, Room 33-116

Ines Sanz-Morère: Reducing Uncertainty in Contrail Climate Impacts by Constraining Contrail Ice Optical Properties
Chair: Thibaud Fritz

19-November-2019, 3 pm, Room 33-116

Lukas Brink: Costs and Benefits of Naphthalene Removal from Jet Fuel
Chair: Haofeng Xu

14-November-2019, 12 pm, Room 5-234

Thibaud Fritz: Estimating sensitivity of the ozone layer to anthropogenic emissions
Chair: Lukas Brink

06-November-2019, 12 pm, Room 33-116

Haofeng Xu: Electroaerodynamic Propulsion: A Vision for Quiet, Emissionless Drones
Chair: Laurens Voet

30-October-2019, 11 am, Room 33-116

Yash Dixit: Mitigating life cycle emissions of petroleum value chains
Chair: Ruoyu Lan

15-October-2019, 11 am, Room 33-116

Laurens Voet: Mach cutoff modeling for the Aerion AS2 aircraft

02-October-2019, 11 am, Room 33-116

Ruoyu Lan: Mitigating life cycle emissions of petroleum value chains
Chair: Carla Grobler

 26-September-2019, 12 pm, Room 33-116

Carla Grobler: Marginal climate and air quality costs of aviation emissions
Chair: Akshat Agarwal

 19-September-2019, 12 pm, Room 37-252

Raymond Speth, Sebastian Eastham, Ines Sanz Morère, Thibaud Fritz, Akshat Agarwal, Florian Allroggen

 26-August-2019, 12 pm, Room 33-116

TJ Park: Cost-Benefit Analysis of US State EV Subsidies
Chair: Haofeng Xu

11-July-2019, 12 pm, Room 33-218

Guillaume Chossiere: Air quality and climate impacts of the electrification of the  personal vehicle fleet in China
Chair: Ines Sanz-Morere

15-August-2019, 12 pm, Room 33-116

Nicholas Wilde: Power Optimization for Electroaerodynamic Thrusters
Chair: Uyiosa Oriakhi

30-May-2019, 4 pm, Room 33-116

Prashanth: Clean-sheet Supersonic Engine Design and Performance

21-May-2019, 3 pm, Room 33-116

Carla Grobler: Assessment of commercial civil aviation’s cumulative climate impact
Chair: Prashanth

 15-May-2019, 11 am, Room 33-116

Kieran Strobel: EAD Surface Integrated Thrusters
Chair: TJ Park

09-May-2019, 4 pm, Room 9-450A

Ines Sanz Morere: Assessing future aviation climate impacts
Chair: Laurens Voet

30-April-2019, 3 pm, Room 35-310

Stewart Isaacs: Environmental and economic characteristics of hybrid Power- & Biomass-to-Liquid (PBtL) Fuel Production in the U.S.
Chair: Ruoyu Lan

24-April-2019, 11 am, Room 33-116

Juju Wang: Quantitative Policy Analysis for Alternative Jet Fuel Technologies
Chair: Yash Dixit

16-April-2019, 3 pm, Room 33-206

Liam Comidy: Liquid Fuel Production Onboard Aircraft Carriers
Chair: Thibaud Fritz

11-April-2019, 4 pm, Room 9-450A

Uyiosa Oriakhi: Stochastic life cycle and abatement cost assessment of renewable drop-in fuels
Chair: Luke Kulik 

03-April-2019, 11 am, Room 33-116

Arthur Brown: Design and Optimization of a Second-Generation Electro-Aerodynamic Aircraft Prototype
Chair: Lukas Brink

02-April-2019, 11am, Room 33-116 [LAE/ICAT Seminar]

Dr. Philippe Bonnefoy (BlueSky): “The Aviation CO2 Challenge: Analytics and Policy Perspectives”

21-March-2019, 4 pm, Room 9-450A

Haofeng Xu: Experiments in Electroaerodynamic Propulsion
Chair: Nicholas Wilde

12-March-2019, 3 pm, Room 33-206

Akshat Agarwal: Assessing and mitigating the climate impact of contrails
Chair: Carla Grobler

 04-March-2019, 2 pm, Room 33-116

Techno-Economic Optimization and Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Microgrids located in the US using Genetic Algorithm and Artificial Neural Networks

 27-February-2019, 3 pm, Room 33-116

Model-based sustainability assessment of bioenergy systems

24-January-2019, 12 pm, Room 33-116

Thibaud Fritz: A subgrid-scale model of aircraft emissions

17-January-2019, 12 pm, Room 33-116

Luke Kulik: Finding the Needle in a Haystack: Dense semantic segmentation of highly-imbalanced contrail datasets

10-January-2019, 12 pm, Room 33-116

Bert Lenaerts: Air connectivity and regional employment

10-December-2018, 4 pm, Room 33-116

Yash Dixit: Mitigating life cycle emissions of petroleum value chains
Jakobus Jooste: Rocket emissions inventory

 03-December-2018, 4 pm, Room 33-116

Lukas Brink: Costs and benefits of Naphthalene-removal from jet fuels
Ruoyu Lan: Designing New Interventions to Mitigate Indian Agricultural Residue Burning Impacts on Air Quality

27-November-2018, 11 am, Room 33-116

Laurens Voet: Clean Sheet Supersonic Design and Performance
Nick Wilde: Will it fly (better)?

19-November-2018, 4 pm, Room 33-116

TJ Park: Analysis of electric car subsidies in the US

13-November-2018, 11 am, Room 33-116

Prashanth Prakash: Post-combustion Emissions Control for Aviation

05-November-2018, 4 pm, Room 33-116

Guillaume Chossiere: Atmospheric impacts of rapid vehicle fleet electrification in China

 29-October-2018, 4 pm, Room 33-206

Irene Dedoussi: Ozone impacts of supersonic flight

22-October-2018, 4 pm, Room 33-206

Ines Sanz Morère: Key challenges in assessing future climate impacts of aviation

15-October-2018, 4 pm, Room 33-116

Kieran Strobel: EAD Wind Tunnel Tech Talk

 11-October-2018, 11 am, Room 33-206

Carla Grobler: Which is worse: aviation climate or air quality impacts?

01-October-2018, 4 pm, Room 33-116

Liam Comidy: Jet fuel production onboard aircraft carriers

27-September-2018, 11 am, Room 33-116

Stewart Isaacs: Electrifying Aircraft Fuel: Lifecycle Analysis of Electrofuel Pathways for Aviation

 30-August-2018, 1 pm, Room 33-116

Haofeng Xu: Will it Fly? Electroaerodynamic solid state propulsion for airplanes

 06-August-2018, 3 pm, Room 33-116

Juju Wang: A stochastic quantitative policy assessment of various alternative jet fuel pathways

17-July-2018, 3 pm, Room 33-206

           Uyiosa Oriakhi: Stochastic Life Cycle Analysis for Alternative Jet Fuels

06-June-2018, 3 pm, Room 33-206

Akshat Agarwal: The SCOPE11 method for estimating aircraft BC mass and particle number emissions

 30-May-2018, 3 pm, Room 33-116

Luke Kulik: Deep learning for contrail detection – how to spot largest man-made features from space

18-May-2018, 2 pm, Room 33-116

Thibaud Fritz: A subgrid-scale treatment of aircraft emissions

08-May-2018, 4 pm, Room 33-116

Irene Dedoussi: Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis of the Atmospheric Impacts of Combustion Emissions

03-May-2018, 12 pm, Room 33-116

Cassandra Miller: NOx and Fuel Burn Tradeoffs in Commercial Aviation

 24-April-2018, 4 pm, Room 33-418

Carla Grobler: Air Quality and Climate Costs of Aviation Fuel Burn

 20-April-2018, 3 pm, Room 33-206

Ines Sanz Morère: Assessing uncertainties on contrails RF calculations

09-April-2018, 4 pm, Room 33-206

Qian Di, Harvard School of Public Health: The Association between Air Pollution and Human Health: Recent Evidence at Low Concentrations

 05-April-2018, 12 pm, Room 33-418

Albert Gnadt: Technical and Environmental Assessment of All-Electric 180-Passenger Commercial Aircraft

 19-March-2018, 4 pm, Room 33-206

Prakash Prashanth: Post-combustion emissions control for aero-gas turbine engines

05-March-2018, 4 pm, Room 33-206 [Seminar]

Guillaume Chossière: Emissions of diesel cars in Europe: Country and manufacturer attribution of air quality impacts from excess NOx emissions

28-February-2018, 11 am, Room 33-418

Drew WeibelNaphthalene Removal Assessment: Cleaning up Jet Fuel for Reduced Air Quality Impacts 

22-February-2018, 12 pm, Room 33-116

Kieran Strobel: EAD Propulsion-System/Vehicle Characterization

16-January-2018, 12 pm, Room 33-116

Juju Wang: Waste Gas to Drop in Jet Fuel
Liam Comidy: Jet Fuel Production Onboard Aircraft Carriers

11-December-2017, 4 pm, Room 33-116

Irene Dedoussi: Assessing the environmental impacts of combustion emissions

05-December-2017, 2 pm, Room 33-116

Paula do Vale Pereira: Lifecycle Analysis of the Air Quality Impact of Aviation Biofuels

01-December-2017, 12 pm, Room 33-206

Kingshuk Dasadhikari: Updates to the GEOS-Chem Adjoint Model for Southeast Asia

20-November-2017, 4 pm, Room 33-116

Luke Kulik: How deep learning could help us improve climate forecasts
Stewart Isaacs: Electrofuels: A near-term solution for carbon neutral aviation

09-November-2017, 1 pm, Room 33-116

Irene Dedoussi: Development of the adjoint of GEOS-Chem UCX

02-November-2017, 2 pm, Room 33-206

Cassandra Miller: Evaluating CO2 Impacts from NOx Regulations using World Emissions

25-October-2017, 11 am, Room 33-116

Tim Galligan: The potential of jet fuel from biomass and wastes to reduce aviation greenhouse gas emissions in the United States

19-October-2017, 1 pm, Room 33-319

Albert Gnadt: Feasibility of All-Electric Aircraft in Commercial Aviation: Batteries and Geometry

10-October-2017, 2 pm, Room 33-116

Ines Sanz Morère: Assessment of overlapping contrails’ climate impact

02-October-2017, 4 pm, Room 33-319

Ray Speth: Aviation, Combustion, and the Environment

28-September-2017, 2 pm, Room 33-418

Akshat Agarwal: Statistical model for global contrail modeling

18-September-2017, 4 pm, Room 33-116

Carla Grobler: Current climate modeling approaches

22-August-2017, 10 am, Room 33-116

Thibaud Fritz: Toward effective emissions of airplanes in global models

31-July-2017, 12 pm, Room 33-206

Haofeng Xu: Electroaerodynamic Propulsion – Design for First Flight and Beyond

07-July-2017, 11 am, Room 33-116

Seamus Bann: Progress Toward a Marginal Abatement Cost Curve for Alternative Jet Fuels

16-June-2017, 11 am, Room 33-116

Robert Garner: Emissions of transatmospheric vehicles – Initial results

05-June-2017, 4 pm, Room 33-116

Prakash Prashanth: Post combustion emission control in gas turbines

26-May-2017, 11 am, Room 33-116

Albert Gnadt: Feasibility of All-Electric Aircraft in Commercial Aviation: Propulsion Components
Sierk de Jong: Renewable jet fuel (RJF) – a realistic solution to reduce the climate impact of aviation?

17-May-2017, 3 pm, Room 33-116

Luke Jensen: Noise Mitigation Efforts using Operational Modifications at Boston Logan Airport

05-May-2017, 11 am, Room 33-206

Cassi Miller: Evaluating CO2 and NOx Climate Tradeoffs using World Emissions and APMT

24-April-2017, 4 pm, Room 33-116

Tim Galligan: Long-term alternative jet fuel production in the United States

14-April-2017, 11 am, Room 33-206

Kingshuk Dasadhikari: Development of the GEOS-Chem Adjoint Model for SE Asia: Preliminary Results & Updates

03-April-2017, 4 pm, Room 33-116

Drew Weibel: Naphthalene Removal Assessment – Fuel optimization processes and economics

20-March-2017, 4 pm, Room 33-116

Irene Dedoussi: Pollution exchange between the US states

17-March-2017, 11 am, Room 33-116

Guillaume Chossiere: Air quality impacts of excess NOx emissions from passenger cars in Europe