Francis (Mac) Haas, Ph.D.

Francis (Mac) Haas, Ph.D.

Francis (Mac) Haas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Francis (Mac) Haas, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering

Contact Info
Rowan Hall 215


Personal Gender Pronoun: He/Him/His

Graduate Program Inquiries:

Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Institute (AMMI)
Sustainable Facilities Center (SFC)
Sustainable Materials Research Laboratory (SMRL)

BS - Chemical Engineering (Drexel University)
BS - Environmental Engineering (Drexel University)
MS - Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (Drexel University)
Ph.D. - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Princeton University)

Research Expertise: Thermal-Fluid Sciences; Chemically Reacting Flows; Gas Phase Fuel and Pollutant Chemistry; Additive Manufacturing; Biomedical Device Development

With a background in thermal-fluid sciences that cuts across diverse disciplines, Dr. Haas pursues research in advanced manufacturing, biomedical device development, and process safety.  Lately, his focus has turned to improving both the fundamental physical understanding and applications space of direct-write additive manufacturing processes, with particular emphasis on cold spray additive manufacturing of high-performance polymers and polymer composites.

Professional Memberships:
ACS (American Chemical Society)
ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education)
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
The Combustion Institute

Recent Publications:
F.M. Haas, S.H. Won, F.L. Dryer, and C. Pera. “Lube oil chemistry influences on autoignition as measured in an ignition quality tester.” Proc. Combust. Inst., 37, 4645 (2019). 10.1016/j.proci.2018.06.165.

J.A. Lefkowitz and F.M. Haas. “Fuel distillation affects spray flame blowout thresholds.” Paper 2A07. Spring Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, March 4-7, 2018. (Best Student Presentation Award – J.A. Lefkowitz)

H. Zhao, J. Fu, F.M. Haas, and Y. Ju. “Effect of prompt dissociation of formyl radical on 1,3,5-trioxane and CH2O laminar flame speeds with CO2 dilution at elevated pressure.” Combust. Flame, 183, 253 (2017).

S.H. Won, F.M. Haas, S. Dooley, T. Edwards, and F.L. Dryer. “Reconstruction of chemical structure of real fuel by surrogate formulation based upon combustion property targets.” Combust. Flame, 183, 39 (2017).

M.F. Alam, F.M. Haas, T.I. Farouk, and F.L. Dryer. “Influence of trace nitrogen oxides on natural gas oxidation: Flow reactor measurements and kinetic modeling.” Energy & Fuels, 31, 2360 (2017).