Dr. Olivier Mathieu is a Research Associate Professor of mechanical engineering. His research interests are combustion, chemical kinetics, and pollutants formation for gas turbine and transportation applications. He has published nearly 50 peer-reviewed journal articles in these areas. Prior to joining Texas A&M, Mathieu was a Research Scientist at Saudi Aramco where he worked on developing next generation fuels for road transportation. Mathieu is an active member of the Combustion Institute from which he received a national award (French Section) for his PhD work.
- Ph.D., Physical Chemistry – Applied Chemical Kinetics, University of Orléans — 2006
- M.A., Chemical Kinetics applied to Combustion, University P. and M. Curie — 2003
- B.A., Chemistry, University of Orléans — 2001
Awards & Honors
- 2017 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship Award
- 2010 Best knowledge manager, Saudi Aramco R&D center
- 2007 National Paul Laffitte PhD award from the French Section of the Combustion Institute
- Assessment of modern detailed kinetics mechanisms to predict CO formation from methane combustion using shock-tube laser-absorption measurements. Olivier Mathieu, Clayton R. Mulvihill, and Eric L. Petersen. Fuel 236 (2019) 1164-1180.
- Ethanol Pyrolysis Kinetics Using H2O Time History Measurements Behind Reflected Shock Waves. Laura T. Pinzón, Olivier Mathieu, Clayton R. Mulvihill, Ingmar Schoegl, Eric L. Petersen. Proc. Comb. Inst. 37 (2019) 239-247.
- Experimental study of ethanol oxidation behind reflected shock waves: Ignition delay time and H2O laser-absorption measurements. O. Mathieu, L. T. Pinzón, T.M. Atherley, C.R. Mulvihill, I. Schogel, E. L. Petersen. Combustion and Flame 208 (2019) 313-326.
- NOx-hydrocarbon kinetics model validation using measurements of H2O in shock-heated CH4/C2H6 mixtures with NO2 as oxidant. O. Mathieu, C. Mulvihill, E. L. Petersen, H. J. Curran. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power 141 (2019) 41007.
- Laminar flame speeds of DEMP, DMMP, and TEP added to H2- and CH4-air mixtures. Travis Sikes, Olivier Mathieu, Waruna D. Kulatilaka, M. Sam Mannan, Eric L. Petersen. Proc. Comb. Inst. 37 (2019) 3775-3781.