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Sustainable Aviation Fuels Research Laboratory (SAFRL)

Electrical, Hybrid, and Intelligent Vehicles

Welcome to the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Research Laboratory (SAFRL) at Georgia Southern! The lab’s director, Dr. Valentin Soloiu, is the Allen E. Paulson Distinguished Chair of Renewable Energy and a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

His research laboratory explores alternative fuels’ formulation, combustion, and emission characteristics (including biofuels). Current areas of research interest in the laboratory include low-temperature combustion (LTC), reactivity-controlled compression ignition (RCCI), premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI), combustion and emission characteristics of alternative fuels, biodiesel combustion and emissions, and engine tribology.