Faculty & Staff

JOHN DOOHER

PROFESSOR

PHYSICS

BLODGETT HALL
ROOM 002

p - 516-877-4883

f - 516-877-4887

e - DOOHER@adelphi.edu

 

Back to Faculty Listings


Print the Profile



Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D in Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology (1965)

Recent Courses

College Physics II (lab)
Engineering Thermodynamics And Kinetic Theory
Modern Physics
Modern Physics ( L A B )
Modern Physics ( Lecture )
Physics For Science Majors II Lab
S/T: Concepts Of Energy Utilization
S/T: Concepts Of Energy Utilization

Personal Statement

Physics in the foundation of our understanding describing how things work from the small entities in the sub nuclear, nuclear, and atomic scale to the largest systems including the entire universe. My teaching philosophy is based on imparting to students sufficient skills to appreciate and apply physics to a variety of natural and technological systems. My research philosophy is to apply phenomenological considerations to obtain a deeper understanding of natural phenomena and innovative solutions to practical problems such as energy utilization

Teaching Specializations/Interests

principles of modern physics, applications of thermodynamica, energy utilization, electromagnetic theory, quantum mechanics, and mathematical methods in physics

Research Interests

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Combustion
Compound Fuels
Science of Flames and Furnaces
Fundamental Droplet Combustion - Theory and Experiment
Control of Pollutants from Fossil Fuel Combustion
Compliance Testing of fossil Fuel Plants, Including PCB Control

Rheology
Rheology of Dense Colloidal Suspensions
Pipeline Flow of Slurries
Theoretical Modeling of Flow and Particle Packing
Physio-Chemical Hydrodynamics

Energy
Solar Photovoltaic Properties of Gallium Arsenide
Tidal energy generation
Renewable and alternative fuels

Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Instrumentation of Particle Detection
Theoretical and Experimental High Energy Physics
Applied Nuclear Physics - Astrophysics

Grants/Sponsored Research

Responsible for rheology testing and technical input in the recent million dollar DOE/EPRI project on feeding low rank coal to gasifiers with liquid carbon dioxide. Responsible for the design and development of the Adelphi University Energy Research Program. Obtained over five million dollars in outside funding for alternative energy sources. NASA, Environmental Protection Agency, United States Department of Energy, Empire State Electric Energy Research Corporation, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Electric Power Research Institute, Long Island Lighting Company, and numerous industrial firms have provided funding

Refereed Articles

Castaldi,M.,Dooher,J. (2007), Investigation into a Catalytically Controlled Reaction Gasifier(CCRG) for Coal to Hydrogen. International Journal for Hydrogen Energy.

Bentley,S.,Anderson,C.,Dooher,J. (2007), Resonance Enhancement of Three Photon Absorption in CdSe Quantim Dots. Optical Engineering, 46.

Dooher,J. (2005), Fundamental Considerations for Coal Slurry Atomization. Atomization and Sprays, 15, 585-602.


Conference Presentations/Papers

Dooher,J.,Marasigan,J.,Goldststein (2012). ) LIQUID CO2 SLURRY (LCO2) FOR FEEDING LOW RANK COAL (LRC) TO GASIFIERS. In International Technical Conference of Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems. Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater, Fl.

Dooher,J. (2011). Application of a Phenomenoligical Model to the Atomization of Slurry Feedstocks in entrained Flow Gasifiers at Elevated Pressures. In International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization and Fuel Systems. Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater, Fl.


Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

LIQUID CO2 SLURRY (LCO2) FOR FEEDING LOW RANK COAL (LRC) TO GASIFIERS Final technical report,DOE-EPRI-007977,12/23/2013;USDOE E-Link
Methods and Systems for Gasifying a Process Stream. December 31, 2009: US patent 20090320368

Honors and Accomplishments

RECIPIENT OF THE YING OF BALQUHAIN BARONIAL PRIZE (2000)
RECIPIENT OF THE KNIGHT COMMANDER AWARD FROM THE BARONY OF BALQUHAIN(2014)