Dr. Torben Grumstrup
Research Engineer / Postdoc


My engineering education began in windy Laramie at the University of Wyoming where I discovered an appreciation of fluid mechanics. I continued my studies at Penn State University and learned to build various styles of schlieren and shadowgraph optical systems in order to, among other things, create high-speed movies of propagating shock waves. Shortly after graduating from Penn State with a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, I was hired as a staff engineer at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL. My efforts there were roughly split between thermo-mechanical computer modeling and design work in support of the particle collider and neutrino physics research missions. I recently completed my a Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from CSU while studying the formation of nitrogen oxide pollutants by conducting basic combustion experiments on biologically-derived diesel fuels.