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C-PARC About

The Combustion and Propulsion for Aviation Research Center (C-PARC) is located at UTSI in Tennessee. The research program focuses on premixed combustion, the development of injector and the stabilization of premixed flames operating with hydrogen, as well as system-level approach for future thermal-powered hydrogen aircraft. Revolving around these topics, applied mathematics, physics and chemistry research, propulsion performance and design analyses are conducted and are at the heart of this group. The C-PARC group is innovating a wide range of novel technological concepts and scientifical advances to enable future clean aircraft. The C-PARC is developing collaborations with several other organizations located at UT/UTSI, in the USA, and worldwide.

The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) is a graduate education and research institution situated on 376 acres in Tullahoma, TN adjacent to the Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC). Since UTSI’s inception in 1964, over 2,700 graduate degrees have been awarded, including more than 265 doctorates and MS degrees for 9 astronauts. UTSI alumni have become company presidents, chief scientists, engineering managers, and renowned scholars and scientists. Tullahoma is in Tennessee and is less than 75 miles from three neighboring major cities: Nashville, Chattanooga, and Huntsville, AL. The UTSI campus is one of the most beautiful in the country, located on a peninsula surrounded by one of the regions many lakes. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound, including outstanding hiking, biking, camping, fishing, boating, and golf.