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Mechanical Engineering|College of Engineering and Applied Science

Erica L. Belmont

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Room 2071, Engineering Building
University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
erica.belmont@utexas.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2014.
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, 2008.
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Tufts University, 2004.

Areas of Expertise

Combustion, syngas production, alternative fuels, biomass gasification, and laser diagnostics

Professional Experience

Trophos Energy, Design Engineer for microbial fuel cell systems, 2009.

Twin Rivers Technologies, Quality Engineer for oil refining systems, 2003-06.

Infimed Therapeutics, Design Engineer for apparatuses to evaluate
        hormone release from encapsulated microspheres, 2001-02.

Selected Publications

E.L. Belmont, J.L. Ellzey, Lean combustion in a non-catalytic mesoscale counter-flow reactor, in review (2014).

E.L. Belmont, I.  Schoegl,  J.L. Ellzey, Experimental and analytical investigation of lean  premixed methane/air combustion in a mesoscale counter-flow reactor,  Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 34 (2013), 3361-3367.

E.L. Belmont, J.L. Ellzey, Lean combustion of propane in a non-catalytic mesoscale counter-flow reactor, 8th US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute (2013).

E.L. Belmont, S.M. Solomon, J.L. Ellzey, Syngas production from heptane in a non-catalytic counter-flow reactor, Combustion and Flame, 159 (2012), 3624-3631.

E.L. Belmont, S.M. Solomon, J.L. Ellzey, Impact of operating conditions on syngas production from hydrocarbon fuels in the counter-flow reactor, Fall Technical Meeting of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute (2011).

E.L. Belmont, S.M. Solomon, J.L. Ellzey, Syngas production from heptane in a non-catalytic counter-flow reactor, 7th US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute (2011).

E.L. Belmont, J.L. Ellzey, Experimental study of syngas production in a non-catalytic counter-flow reactor, Spring Technical Meeting of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute (2010).

Awards

Thrust 2000 Fellowship – Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009-13.

Professional Development Award – The University of Texas at Austin, 2012.

Travel Award – National Science Foundation, 2012.

Travel Award – The Combustion Institute, , 2010, 3/2011, 10/2011, 2012, 2013.

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Erica L. Belmont

Erica L. Belmont
Erica Belmont is a new faculty member. She will be an Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming starting in the Fall of 2014.

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