Research Staff


Charles Finney
R&D Staff Member
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Professional Highlights


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, 2000

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1995

B.S.M.E., University of Tennessee, 1993

B.A., Astronomy-Physics, University of Virginia, 1991

Dr. Finney has been a Research and Development Staff Member since 2002, following a post-doctoral research fellowship via Oak Ridge Associated Universities. His research at ORNL has focused on signal analysis from coal-fired boilers resulting in the commercial EPRI product, Flame Doctor ®, and in CFD modeling of and supporting experiments on the coating reactor used to produce fuel particles for the Advanced Gas Reactor program. His technical specialization areas include fluidization and multi-phase flows, combustion analysis and modeling, and nonlinear dynamics and chaos control. Dr. Finney received the Federal Laboratory Consortium (Southeast) Excellence in Technology Transfer Award in 2005. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and The Combustion Institute and holds two United States Patents.


Technical Highlights October 2015Oct 2015 highlights

Journal Paper to Report the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNLs) Recent Discovery of Incompatibility between Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) and Zinc Dithiophosphate (ZDDP)...