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Baylor receives Major Research Instrumentation grant

September 15, 2011
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WACO, Texas — The mechanical engineering and chemistry and biochemistry departments at Baylor University has received a Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation, the Baylor Lariat reported.

The grant will be used to purchase a high-speed, Stereo-Particle Image Velocimetry for velocity measurements of the air, as well as a Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence for temperature measurements within the air.

These instruments will give researchers the ability to look at fluid flows unlike they have been able to before.

“We saw the potential to be able to get this instrumentation to take the research capabilities of the department, the school and the university to the forefront of things that are happening in the energy related field,” said Leslie Wright, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and principal investigator for the project.
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