Chung Law

Robert H. Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Office: E-Quad, D323C

Phone: 609-258-5271

Research interests: Combustion, with applications in propulsion, energy and environmental issues; chemical kinetics; fluid mechanics; heat and mass transfer; high-temperature gas dynamics, and alternative fuels.


  • Man standing next to a bookshelf faces camera with one and on an open book

    Irvin Glassman, ‘Grand Old Man of Combustion,’ dies at 96

  • Students in a lecture hall

    Summer school marks 10th year of bringing young combustion scientists to ‘the edge of research’

  • Portrait of Sau-Hai (Harvey) Lam

    Sau-Hai (Harvey) Lam, leading theoretician of fluid mechanics and esteemed mentor, dies at 87

  • A series of flames demonstrates a transition as fuels are subjected to low-temperature oxidation prior to their introduction to a high-temperature flame. This transition has implications for the properties of the flames, including burning rates and emissions. Such investigations into the fundament science of combustion will contribute to the development of innovative energy conversion processes and transformational technologies at Princeton.

    $20 million, multi-institution grant tackles problems of fossil energy

  • Fall 2007 Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching

  • Workshop to examine China’s environmental issues


  • Student uses drill press while others observe.

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Faculty member, seated at end of row of colleagues, leads panel discussion.

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

  • Researchers, dressed in white suits, work in "clean room" lab under yellow light.

    Princeton Materials Institute