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Scott Melin


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Office: 217 ERB
Advisor: Prof. Scott Sanders

Ph.D. expected Spring 2017



1.) Development of a High Temperature Gas Cell for Fundamental Spectroscopic Studies 2.) Development of a single-ended LAS sensor for in-situ temperature and concentration measurements utilizing existing engine ports.

Long Term Goals


  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University - 2007
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison - 2012


  • 2005-2010 Kohler Generator Process & Test Engineer


  • S.T. Melin, S.T. Sanders, "Gas cell based on optical contacting for fundamental spectroscopy studies with initial reference absorption spectrum of H2O vapor at 1723 K and 0.0235 bar", Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Volume 180, September 2016, Pages 184-191, ISSN 0022-4073, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.04.009
  • S.T. Melin, Ze Wang, Nicholas J. Neal, David A. Rothamer, Scott T. Sanders, "Single-ended Retroreflection Sensors for Absorption Spectroscopy in High-Temperature Environments", Applied Physics B Lasers and Optics (Submitted)
  • S.T. Melin, Sanders ST, High Temperature Accuracy of HITEMP 2010 and BT2 Database Parameters Over the R-branch of the v1 + v3, Absorption Band of Water, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (In Preparation)


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