Francis (Mac) Haas

Francis (Mac) Haas

 Francis Haas

Francis (Mac) Haas, PhD
Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Advisor
Rowan Hall 140


Resume: haas-resume.pdf


  • Ph.D. - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
  • M.S. - Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University
  • B.S. - Chemical Engineering, Drexel University
  • B.S. - Environmental Engineering, Drexel University

Research Interests:

  • Alternative Fuels and Conventional Fuels used in Alternative Ways
  • Surrogate Transportation Fuels
  • Air Pollutant Formation, Destruction, and Transformation
  • Elementary Gas Phase Chemical Kinetics
  • Process Safety
  • Chemical Reactor Design
  • Cheminformatics
  • Biomedical Devices and Signal Processing
  • Engineering Education


  • Thermal-Fluid Sciences I – Lecture
  • Thermal-Fluid Sciences I – Practicum
  • Thermal-Fluid Sciences II – Lecture
  • Thermal-Fluid Sciences II – Practicum
  • Junior/Senior Engineering Clinic


Recent Works:

  • 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, in press (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)
  • F.M. Haas, C.F. Goldsmith, M.P. Burke, B.W. Weber, and K.E. Niemeyer. “ChemKED for profile-resolved data: A discussion of some salient data standard features.” Paper 1A07. Spring Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, March 4-7, 2018.
  • 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).
  • F.M. Haas, N. Dow, T. Merrill, and S. Bakrania. “Cannons to spark thermal-fluid canons.” 2017 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH, June 25-28, 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).
  • J.A. Lefkowitz and F.M. Haas. “Distillation-resolved evolution of key combustion properties.” Paper 1C18.  10th US National Combustion Meeting, College Park, MD, April 23-26, 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).
  • D. Bell, J.S. Heyne, E. August, S.H. Won, F.L. Dryer, F.M. Haas, and S. Dooley. “On the development of general surrogate composition calculations for chemical and physical properties.” 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX, January 9-13, 2017. AIAA-2017-0609
  • C.-W. Zhou, Y. Li, E. O'Connor, K.P. Somers, S. Thion, C. Keesee, O. Mathieu, E.L. Petersen, T.A. DeVerter, M.A. Oehlschlaeger, G. Kukkadapu; C.-J. Sung, M. Alrefae, F. Khaled, A. Farooq, P. Dirrenberger; P.-A. Glaude, F. Battin-Leclerc, J. Santner, Y. Ju, T. Held; F.M. Haas, F.L. Dryer, and H.J. Curran. “A comprehensive experimental and modeling study of isobutene oxidation.” Combust. Flame, 167, 353 (2016).
  • S.H. Won, P.S. Veloo, S. Dooley, J. Santner, F.M. Haas, Y. Ju, and F.L. Dryer. “Predicting the global combustion behaviors of petroleum-derived and alternative jet fuels by simple fuel property measurements.” Fuel, 168, 34 (2016).
  • S.H. Won, F.M. Haas, A. Tekawade, G. Kosiba, M.A. Oehlschlaeger, S. Dooley, and F.L. Dryer. “Combustion characteristics of C4 iso-alkane oligomers: experimental characterization of iso-dodecane as a jet fuel surrogate.” Combust. Flame, 165, 137 (2016). j.combustflame.2015.11.006