Sinéad Burke

Executive Administrator PhD BSc (Hons)

 
researcher

Biography

Sinéad is the Research Manager at MACSI. MACSI is Ireland's largest industrial and applied mathematics research group. Sinéad acts as the business development and funding manager to maximise the opportunities for MACSI to produce world-class publications on mathematical modelling and produce world-class research and research training in mathematical and statistical modelling while working with Irish companies to enhance competitiveness and decrease costs. http://ulsites.ul.ie/macsi/ 

Sinéad along the other Dr, Burke in MACSI, Kevin Burke directs the Industrial Mathematics Unit (IMU) which provides mathematical modelling consultancy for industry ideal for companies that have particularly time sensitive problems. http://ulsites.ul.ie/macsi/industrial-mathematics-unit 

Research Interests

My PhD research was concerned with the development of chemical kinetic models to describe fuel combustion. Currently I work with MACSI. MACSI works closely with scientists and Industrial companies on inter-disciplinary problems, using their mathematical expertise to develop insight and provide innovative solutions. The versatility of the mathematical approach allows MACSI to address issues of all types and from all subject areas.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2011 'Effect of Helium Dilution on Flame Stability and Laminar Flame Speeds of Hydrocarbon Fuel Blends at Elevated Pressures'
Krejci, Michael C and Vissotski, Andrew J and Lowry, William B and Petersen, Eric L and Metcalfe, Wayne and Burke, Sinead and Curran, Henry and Bourque, Gilles (2011) 'Effect of Helium Dilution on Flame Stability and Laminar Flame Speeds of Hydrocarbon Fuel Blends at Elevated Pressures'. AIAA Meeting, :04-07 [Details]
2011 'A Detailed Chemical Kinetic Modelling and Experimental Study of C1-C2 Hydrocarbons'
Metcalfe, WK and Burke, SM and Aul, CJ and Petersen, EL and Curran, HJ (2011) 'A Detailed Chemical Kinetic Modelling and Experimental Study of C1-C2 Hydrocarbons'. Proceedings of the European Combustion Meeting, Cardiff, UK, June, [Details]
2013 'Uncertainties in rate constants of important reactions for propene oxidation'
Burke, SM and Curran, HJ (2013) 'Uncertainties in rate constants of important reactions for propene oxidation'. Fourth International Workshop on Model Reduction in Reacting Flows, San Francisco, CA, [Details]
2013 'Laminar flame speeds of hydrocarbons with helium dilution at raised pressures and temperatures'
Plichta, Drew and Petersen, E and Burke, Sin\'ead and Curran, Henry (2013) 'Laminar flame speeds of hydrocarbons with helium dilution at raised pressures and temperatures'. AIAA Paper, 1164 [Details]
2013 'Ignition and kinetic modeling of methane and ethane fuel blends with oxygen: A design of experiments approach'
Aul, Christopher J and Metcalfe, Wayne K and Burke, Sin\'ead M and Curran, Henry J and Petersen, Eric L (2013) 'Ignition and kinetic modeling of methane and ethane fuel blends with oxygen: A design of experiments approach'. Combustion and Flame, 160 (7):1153-1167 [Details]
2013 'A hierarchical and comparative kinetic modeling study of C1- C2 hydrocarbon and oxygenated fuels'
Metcalfe, Wayne K and Burke, Sin\'ead M and Ahmed, Syed S and Curran, Henry J (2013) 'A hierarchical and comparative kinetic modeling study of C1- C2 hydrocarbon and oxygenated fuels'. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 45 (10):638-675 [Details]
2014 'Oxidation of Ethylene—Air Mixtures at Elevated Pressures, Part 2: Chemical Kinetics'
Kopp, Madeleine M and Petersen, Eric L and Metcalfe, Wayne K and Burke, Sin\'ead M and Curran, Henry J (2014) 'Oxidation of Ethylene—Air Mixtures at Elevated Pressures, Part 2: Chemical Kinetics'. Journal of Propulsion and Power, :799-811 [Details]
2014 'Oxidation of Ethylene--Air Mixtures at Elevated Pressures, Part 1: Experimental Results'
Kopp, Madeleine M and Donato, Nicole S and Petersen, Eric L and Metcalfe, Wayne K and Burke, Sin\'ead M and Curran, Henry J (2014) 'Oxidation of Ethylene--Air Mixtures at Elevated Pressures, Part 1: Experimental Results'. Journal of Propulsion and Power, 30 (3):790-798 [Details]
2014 'An experimental and modeling study of propene oxidation. Part 1: Speciation measurements in jet-stirred and flow reactors'
Burke, Sin\'ead M and Metcalfe, Wayne and Herbinet, Olivier and Battin-Leclerc, Fr\'ed\'erique and Haas, Francis M and Santner, Jeffrey and Dryer, Frederick L and Curran, Henry J (2014) 'An experimental and modeling study of propene oxidation. Part 1: Speciation measurements in jet-stirred and flow reactors'. Combustion and Flame, 161 (11):2765-2784 [Details]
2014 'Autoignition of ethanol in a rapid compression machine'
Mittal, Gaurav and Burke, Sinead M and Davies, Varun A and Parajuli, Bikash and Metcalfe, Wayne K and Curran, Henry J (2014) 'Autoignition of ethanol in a rapid compression machine'. Combustion and Flame, 161 (5):1164-1171 [Details]
2015 'An experimental and modeling study of propene oxidation. Part 2: Ignition delay time and flame speed measurements'
Burke, Sin\'ead M and Burke, Ultan and Mc Donagh, Reuben and Mathieu, Olivier and Osorio, Irmis and Keesee, Charles and Morones, Anibal and Petersen, Eric L and Wang, Weijing and DeVerter, Trent A and others (2015) 'An experimental and modeling study of propene oxidation. Part 2: Ignition delay time and flame speed measurements'. Combustion and Flame, 162 (2):296-314 [Details]
2015 'Critical Evaluation of Thermochemical Properties of C1--C4 Species: Updated Group-Contributions to Estimate Thermochemical Properties'
Burke, SM and Simmie, JM and Curran, HJ (2015) 'Critical Evaluation of Thermochemical Properties of C1--C4 Species: Updated Group-Contributions to Estimate Thermochemical Properties'. Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, 44 (1) [Details]
2016 'A detailed chemical kinetic modeling, ignition delay time and jet-stirred reactor study of methanol oxidation'
Burke, Ultan and Metcalfe, Wayne K and Burke, Sinead M and Heufer, K Alexander and Dagaut, Philippe and Curran, Henry J (2016) 'A detailed chemical kinetic modeling, ignition delay time and jet-stirred reactor study of methanol oxidation'. Combustion and Flame, [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2011 ASME 2011 Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition
Kochar, Yash and Seitzman, Jerry and Lieuwen, Timothy and Metcalfe, Wayne and Burke, Sin\'ead and Curran, Henry and Krejci, Michael and Lowry, William and Petersen, Eric and Bourque, Gilles (2011) Laminar flame speed measurements and modeling of alkane blends at elevated pressures with various diluents ASME 2011 Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition , pp.129-140 [Details]
2013 ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
Metcalfe, Wayne K and Burke, Sinead and Curran, Henry (2013) Generation of a unified C-1-C-4 core oxidation mechanism ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY [Details]