Robert Dibble

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

6159 Etcheverry Hall

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1740

(510) 642-4901



Biography and CV

Prof. R. W. Dibble is the principal investigator of the Combustion Analysis group. His main area of research is the internal combustion engine. He is also the leading scientist behind the development of the Argon Power Cycle technology.


Laser diagnostics in turbulent reactive flows, generation of "green" fuels from biomass, including ethanol and bioDiesel mitigation of greenhouse gases, highest efficiency and lowest pollution combustion of fuels derived from biomass, combustion issues related to global warming, conversion of waste heat to power via Organic Rankine Cycle ( ORC ), spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, turbulent combustion, optics and electronics. Combustion in turbine engines, combustion of oxygenates and biodeisel fuel in diesel engines. Combustion in new engine concept of Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition ( HCCI ).


For more information on Professor Dibble's research, please visit the Combustion Research Laboratories webpage.


J. Hunter Mack
Lecturer / Assistant Project Scientist
Office: Hesse Hall, Room 64
Phone: (not available)
Research: Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Combustion, Heat Transfer, Computer Modeling, Simulations, Air Quality, Biofuels


Paul Loeper
Postdoctoral Researcher
Office: 64 Hesse Hall
Research: Low Temperature Combustion Engine Experiments